Located in the Sw of Portugal, Alentejo and Vicentina Coast is the best preserved coastal area of southern Europe. A true pearl, kept and tended for by its local inhabitants and by surprising natural values, that capture the hearts of more and more nature lovers and fans of active and sustainable tourism.
All in all, it's 110 kms of wild coastline and 75 thousand hectares of protected area within Sw Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park, bathed by the Atlantic and pampered by over 300 days of sunshine per year.
Rota Vicentina (Vicentina Route) is a long distance path along the Sw coast of Portugal, between the city of Santiago do Cacém, with quite interesting ties to the cult of the Apostle St. James and the pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela, and the Cape of St. Vincent, the Portuguese Finnisterra.
To walk along Rota Vicentina is to embark on an unforgettable personal journey. Each step you take, besides contributing to the local economy's sustainability, promotes a new collective consciousness of preservation and reinforcement of environmental values.
The route is fully marked, so one can walk the entire distance in total autonomy and safety. Totaling more than 340 kms it is divided in sections, with an extension up to 25 kms, conceived to be completed in one single day.