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Rota Vicentina, Portugal

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A Rota Vicentina – Associação para a Promoção do Turismo de Natureza na Costa Alentejana e Vicentina é uma entidade associativa sem fins lucrativos, constituída a 05 de Junho de 2013, com o objectivo de assumir a gestão do projecto Rota Vicentina.

// The Rota Vicentina – Association for the Promotion of Nature Tourism in the Alentejo and Vicentina Coast, is a non-profit association, officially founded on 05th June 2013, with the goal of assuming the management and overall coordination of the project Rota Vicentina.
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  • Weather is modest in March, but I'd take the kilometers on me again and again. This time on the way from the South (Cap São Vicente) direction North (Vila Bispo, Carrapateira). This time we have 10 days are on the way. Rain is unfortunately a spanner in the us. Have been in the last year here and excited. Not to be recommended in the summer (way too hot). Take only the minimum luggage. Otherwise it very mühen soul side. The path is well signposted. Great beach at Carrapateira. Here at least there is one day. Hostel Casa de Estrela (on booking) was great.
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  • Is the path of the fishermen from Porto Covo and the historic path to the Cape St. Vincent in 7 days. Porto Covo to Odeceixe steps are great because on the sea on the cliffs and largely in the sand (hard, hard!). The landscapes and villages passed are wonderful and you can enjoy beautiful views to each Creek. Domestic (historical path), there are less interest and, in addition, in October 2017 drought was very strong and made the landscapes were sad and sorry. In my opinion, given travel time are widely counted for a good Walker. There is little difference in height but the sandy steps require special efforts. Very few people on the trail except near the villages. The paths are well marked and the Rota Vicentina website gives all the relevant details. If I had to do it again, I'd go preferably in the spring when the vegetation is abundant. For housing, I had chosen 3 residences and took the taxi to get to the departure of the steps. Depending on the period, we can quite accommodation arriving to step or the day the day. In addition, camping on the course. In summary, beautiful trail in edge of sea and quiet. Perfect to relax in the open air.
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  • Well signed....impossible to lose your way . Beautiful scenery along wild coastline . Baggage transfer by Vincentina Baggage Transfer worked very well.Jose was a wealth of knowledge and dedicated to t...  more »
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  • Extraordinary settings, especially for the portion of the trail along the coast but... it is not enough to slap trail markers along roads used for other purposes to create a trail: too many of the miles/kms are either on paved roads or on dirt roads primarily used by forestry vehicles. For example the section between São Teotónio and Odeceixe, which is billed as a "memorable trekking day, where you will walk along inhospitable trails covered with well preserved native vegetation" is largely on super wide forestry roads in the middle of horrible eucalyptus plantations, where you are walking on a 5 to 10 meters wide band of scrapped earth that looks like a lunar landscape, or on the side of a fairly busy paved road where cars and trucks zip by at 100 km/hr. This is also true in other sections, such as the loop to the coast line from Odeceixe, where the majority of the walking is down on a wide dirt road used by motor homes and other tourist vehicles. This is really too bad, because the scenery is truly spectacular and this would be one of the best trails I have ever walked if more of the hiking was on old, little used farm roads or on dedicated walking-only trails.
  • It has very beautiful locations. Pitifully parking parks paths. With all due respect ... take care of the paths. Park? what Park? The Vincentian route is beautiful. And pity the estuvas are poisoning a portion of our coast. Is there the costa vicentina so spoken then and rest?
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  • I participated in a walk of maintenance and I liked it. Work very organized
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  • Very good, with very beautiful landscapes. Recommend to everyone
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  • We spent one week and hundred and fifty kilometre Vicentina. From Odemira to Cabo São Vicente. Almost alone. But surrounded by landscapes absolute and sincere. A catalan writer, thorns, said you can only know a country walk. We have a little known Alentejo and Algarve. And a few hundred people lovely, Isabel, Natalia, Joao Carlos, Amind Sihj, Monica, Doña Lilita... and people who salutes. We ate, laughed and enjoyed the country. The route is well designed. Some gaps before Arrifana, a small vacuum of signage in a plantation of eucalyptus, a confusion with the via Algarve, signposted as well, and chaos in the last five kilometers. An experience that I recommend. We have done so in the winter, it has not come to be hard, but it can be. To change a lonely, almost personal route. The ban on music in the route would make it even better.
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