Rota Vicentina

Portugal Portugal

Worth knowing

The Rota Vicentina runs for a length of 221 kilometers through Portugal.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 11 days to walk the Rota Vicentina.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way a problem depending on the season.
Reliable water points are not always available, as these may have dried out.
You should definitely plan ahead and get informed here!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight on campsites, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Rota Vicentina

221 km
Elevation gain
3.500 m
Elevation loss
3.500 m
Highest Point
153 m
Lowest Point
0 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
221 km
3.500 m
3.500 m
153 m
0 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Rota Vicentina
  • on campsites
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Rota Vicentina
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Rota Vicentina is:


Arrival to the Rota Vicentina

You will arrive via Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport).

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Zug. Duration approx. 1 hours.

Departure from the Rota Vicentina

Departure is via Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport).

You can get to the airport per Bus / Zug. Takes about 4 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Rota Vicentina

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