The GR11 is the European Coastal Route that connects Cabo de Sao Vicente in Portugal with Narva-Jöesuu in Esland, over a distance of more than 5000 kilometer.

The first section of the GR11 runs over the Rota Vicentina, along the West Coast of Algarve and Alentejo.

Around Lisbon, it runs partly along the coast just north of Cabo da Roca, as is shown by the red trail on the map below. The following sites are recommended for a visit (to be confirmed during one of our next visits).

  • Praia São Julião
  • Praia Adraga, with the Pedra de Alvidrar, a cliff with a height of 80 meter. In the same area : Fojo, a 90 meter deep well, which is 'communicating' with the sea
  • The Praia Grande, primarily known for its dinosaur footprints.
  • Azenhas do Mar
  • Praia do Magoito, with its 'layered' dunes
  • Praia da Samarra

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Rota Vicentina

The Rota Vicentina is a new long distance trail in the South of Portugal.

There are two alternatives :

  • The "historical path" runs through the inland of Alentejo through woods of cork oak, over hills and valleys, along rivers over a total distance of 240 kilometer. It is split in 13 sections. The trail is marked by the red-white signs (which are also the signs for the GR11)
  • The "Fisherman's Trail" follows the coastline, one of the most unspoilt and spectacular coastal areas in Europe, over cliffs, abandoned beaches, exposed to the ocean winds. This trail is 115 kilometer long. It is split in 4 adjacent sections and completed with 5 separate tracks in the south. This trail is marked by blue-gree signs.

Fisherman's Trail                                                   Historical Path