Rota Vicentina among the most beautiful coastal trails in the world.

Rota Vicentina is among the 6 most beautiful coastal trail in the world, by the Condé Nast Traveller. Kalalau Trail (Hawai), Causeway Coastal Way (Northern Ireland), Cinque Terre High Trail (Italy), Lycian Way (Turkey) and Great Ocean Walk (Australia) are the other trails among this selection and we cannot be any prouder!


The famed travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller brings us a selection of the most beautiful coastal trails in the world and Rota Vicentina is proudly among the 6 chosen. Hawai, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and Australia are side by side with Portugal on the pantheon of the most beautiful spots to hike.

Get to know all the routes on the magazine website and know the reasons that took Condé Nast Traveller to pick Rota Vicentina:

"Why: This secluded spot set along the sweeping Alentejo Coast, a protected region containing nearly a third of Portugal’s landmass but only a fraction of its population. With its gentle sea breezes and wildflower speckled dunes, this trail is ideal for those seeking solitude.

When: September-November, March-May

How: The Rota Vicentina is actually a network of trails, which together comprise some 280 miles. The hike takes between 1 to 2 weeks to complete, and where you start will depend on which parts of the trail appeal to you. We suggest the towns of Cercal Alentejo and Santiago Do Cacem. Camping is not permitted anywhere on the trail, but hotels and guest houses are readily available."