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Monthly Focus: Rota Vicentina

Starting well to the south of Lisbon, the long-distance Rota Vicentina links the rural town of Santiago do Cacém with Cabo de São Vicente, the southwesternmost extremity of Portugal that juts out into the vast Atlantic Ocean, the last bit of dry land Portuguese explorers saw as they sailed forth into the ‘great unknown’. The cape gave its name to the splendid rugged Costa Vicentina, and of course to the trek itself.

Portugal's Rota Vicentina - Front Cover

Portugal's Rota Vicentina

The Historical Way and Fishermen's Trail


Guidebook to walking Portugal's Rota Vicentina, a stunning yet remarkably little-visited 220km route down the south-western Atlantic coast, through the Alentejo and Algarve districts. The route, which is suitable for all fit walkers and is not technically difficult, is described across 12 stages, making it perfect for a 2-week holiday.

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We have a fantastic range of books spanning Portugal, from collections of shorter walks to magnificent pilgrimages like the Camino Portugues.

Want to find out more about the fantastic experiences available in Portugal? Take a look at some resources prepared by our team and authors.

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