Fisherman's Trail

The Fisherman's Trail (Trilho dos Pescadores) is an initiative of the Casas Brancas, a network of small companies that are striving of the development of Alentejo. Together with the Historical Way (Caminho Historico) it forms the Rota Vicentina. This initiative is supported by subsidies of the European Development Fund.

The path runs along the coast of the Alentejo, over a total distance of 115 km.

  • From Porto Covo to Odeceixe it is a contiguous path
  • More south there are 4 complementary circuits.

These circuits are circular, so that you have no transportation problem. For the first sections, you'll have to arrange the local transportation. Local taxi companies can provide a solution and many B&B owners will be willing to help you (in some cases free - but a small contribution will certainly be appreciated). A good choice for a place to stay is key.

The path was only opened in 2013. We went out for a first inspection and we were really excited. This is a part of pure nature, unspoilt by humans. At the end of October, we were almost alone.

The landscapes are very diverse, the panoramas of the rocky coast are great.

The trail is perfectly marked by green-blue signs.

Our site gives a short description of the sections we hiked. A full description of all sections can be found on

The video below gives a 2 minute impression of our visit !