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A demanding trail and only to be done on foot!

Trail with some degree of difficulty and not recommended for people with vertigo or fear of heights. The cliffs are systems in constant process of erosion. Walking along it, necessarily represents danger of falling. Be careful. 

Natural Park

The Fishermen’s Trail is entirely within the Southwest Alentejo and  Vicentina Coast Natural Park, stretching between S. Torpes and Burgau. Use only the marked trails and only camp in proper campsites. 

The wild coast of Europe

The Alentejo and Vicentina Coast is one of the best preserved coastlines in all of Europe. Wild beaches, towering cliffs, biodiversity, an authentic culture and a temperate climate make the Sw of Portugal an ideal destination for nature tourism. 

A trail which pays tribute

This is a land of sea, where fishing has always been a livelihood. These trails were shaped by the constant trek between the villages and the fishing spots which, more often than not, were difficult to reach. This trail could only be given one name – Fishermen’s’ Trail.

Connection to the Historical Way

In Porto Covo, Odeceixe and Arrifana you can take the Historical Way and set off on a discovery of the lesser known side of the region. Combine both paths and enjoy the best of both worlds, together they will give you the essence of this land.

Probably one of the best coastal trails in the world


Fishermen's Trail

Always running along the coastline, it follows the trails used by locals to get to the beaches and hot fishing spots.

It is a single track along the cliffs,with plenty of sand, which can only be travelled by foot, and more demanding from a physical point of view.

A challenge to a permanent contact with the ocean winds, the harsh coastal scenery and the wild and powerful natural landscape.

It comprises a total of 4 sections and 5 complementary circuits, totaling 120 km.

Take note:

 

Fact Sheet

THE CIRCULATION OF VEHICLES ON THE DUNES IS PROHIBITED
ONLY FOR WALKERS
MAXIMUM OF 20 PEOPLE PER GROUP
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WITH VERTIGO OR FEAR OF HEIGHTS
60% TO 70% OF SANDY TRAILS
OVER 100 KM ALONG SW ALENTEJO AND VICENTINA COAST NATURAL PARK
SELF EXPLANATORY TRAIL SIGNS SO YOU CAN WALK THE TRAIL ON YOUR OWN, IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
4 SECTIONS OF 1 WALKING DAY, WITH UP TO 22 KM AND 5 COMPLEMENTARY CIRCUITS
ACCOMMODATION AND OTHER SERVICES ALONG THE WAY. STUDY THE INTERACTIVE MAP
GENERAL DIFFICULTY LEVEL: SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT
 



Signs Fishermen's Trail


Sinalética Trilho dos Pescadores
 

Porto Covo
» Vila Nova de Milfontes
 

20 km

Vila Nova de Milfontes
» Almograve
 

15 km

Almograve
» Zambujeira do Mar
 

22 km

Zambujeira do Mar
» Odeceixe
 

18 km


» Odeceixe Beach Circuit
 

9 km


» Amoreira Beach Circuit
 

6 km


» Ponta da Atalaia Circuit
 

14 km


» Pontal da Carrapateira Circuit
 

10 km


» Telheiro Beach Circuit
 

6 km