Comprised mainly of rural trails, this is a classic Grand Route (GR), with stretches of cork tree forests, mountain ranges, valleys, rivers and creeks, in a true journey through time, local culture and nature trails.
In February 2016, the Historical Way of the Rota Vicentina was certified by the European wide label “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe”, a certification from ERA – European Ramblers Association – joining the exclusive group of the best walking destinations in Europe. The Sabóia » Odemira section is not included in this certification.
It comprises a total of 13 sections and 263 km.
Know more in the official website of this route.
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Responsible Trails Criteria:
(last audit realized at 03/10/2018)
Direcional signing - 5 (It’s perfectly signed and fulfilling the national requirements)
Path conditions - 5 (In a good overall status of conservation and with no increase of difficulty or risks)
General conservation (enviroment) - 5 (Surrounding environment perfectly preserved)
Head boards and aditional signs - 5 (Very well maintained and with superior quality)
Other boards informations - 5 (Very well maintained and with superior quality)
Safety structures - 5 (All recommended structures well maintained)
Interaction with local comunitiy - 3 (Interaction / occasional contacts with the community)
Landscape integration - 5 (Perfectly integrated into the landscape, exploring relevant points of interest)
General Safety - 5 (The environment allways as some risk)