Portugal's Rota Vicentina : The Historical Way and Fishermen's Trail Paperback / softback
This guidebook follows the Rota Vicentina, a 220km walking route along the marvellous Atlantic coastline in the Alentejo and Algarve regions of Portugal.
The 12-stage trek combines two well-marked routes, the Caminho Historico (the Historical Way) and the Trilho dos Pescadores (the Fishermen's Trail), to create a hike starting in Santiago do Cacem and ending at Cabo de Sao Vicente.
The guide also describes an alternative circular route for those who would prefer an 11-stage loop, moving inland from Odeceixe and back up to Santiago de Cacem. Whichever route is chosen, the Rota Vicentina is ideal for a two-week holiday in spring or late summer to autumn, offering walkers a remarkable range of landscapes from coastal fishing villages to wooded river valleys.
The guidebook includes advice about accommodation options along the route, information about the surrounding area, and a glossary of Portuguese terms to aid with reading signs and maps.
Along the Rota Vicentina are many delights for walkers.
This stunning coastal region is home to a variety of rare birdlife, including white storks that nest precariously on sea stacks.
Another treat is the mouth-watering Portuguese cuisine, whether the famous custard tarts or less well-known goose barnacles.
With its vibrant cultural traditions and rich history displayed in Arab-era castles and 15th-century Age of Discovery sites, this route offers pleasant surprises at every stage along the Portuguese Atlantic coast.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 112 pages, 64 colour photos, 17 1:100,000 maps
- Publisher: Cicerone Press
- Publication Date: 11/10/2019
- Category: Walking, hiking, trekking
- ISBN: 9781852849603