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The Dunes of Almograve

This circular route is an excellent option for those looking for a short walk. Coinciding with part of the Fishermen’s Trail, it offers an insight on the agricultural side of the region, offering a great coastal walk by the vast sand stretch of the beach of Brejo Largo.

Beach of Brejo Largo

As you reach the beach of Brejo Largo, you are stepping into the amazing Fishermen’s Trail, on the section Vila Nova de Milfontes » Almograve. Take your time and go down to the beach for a swim, you’ll see it makes all the difference.

Route Marking

Circular Routes are marked with yellow and red markers. Along the coast, when this route coincides with the Fishermen’s Trail (blue and green), route markers have both sets of colors.

Crossing the beach of
Foz dos Ouriços

The tides and the rainy season have a strong influence on this beach, and the crossing is always different and a challenge. For your safety, choose your way carefully, be prepared to jump from one stone to another or remove your boots.

European pond turtle

The European pond turtle is the rarest of Portuguese fauna and is classified as an endangered species. It can live between 40 to 60 years in the wild and 100 years in captivity. Their predators are boar, Egyptian Mongoose, rats, diurnal birds of prey, crows and herons.

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


 

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