Fishermen's Trail

Description

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  1. Name Fishermen's Trail (GR11)
  2. Length of trail 190 km, 118 miles
  3. Length in days 8 days
  4. Start of trail Porto Covo
  5. End of trail Cabo de São Vicente
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

Porto Covo – Odeceixe – Cabo de São Vicente, 190 km, 8 days

The Fishermen’s Trail (Trilho dos Pescadores) is a variant on the Historical Way. It runs in the South-West of Portugal.

Heading South, the trail starts in Porto Covo and runs along the coastline. First you will have to fight the soft sands of dunes and beaches. Later on the coast gets wilder. Eventually the cliffs get pretty impressive, so this is not a trail for those who suffer from vertigo.

About halfway, in the village of Odeceixe, the trail joins the Historical Trail. Both trails follow the same route, a bit inland now, but there are five alternative diversions to the coastline and those circuits bear again the name Fishermen’s Trail. The end of the trail is marked by the enigmatic Cabo de São Vicente, pretty on quiet days, terrible when Atlantic storms land on the continent.

What makes this Fishermen’s Trail attractive, is that it picks out small, often barely visible, trails, said to have been used by fishermen. Nature reminds you of other beautiful spots on the Atlantic, like Brittany, Galicia or even the Hebrides. On the other hand, nature bears very exotic traits reminding you of the Mediterranean.

Best time for walking is September to June. Summer is too hot for walking. Places for sleeping, as well as shops etc.,  are easily found in the villages. This trail is part of the European Long Distance Path E9 (Atlantic Way). The Southern part also is part of the E7.

Select some tracks
Rota Vicentina - Trilho dos Pescadores, 247km
European long distance path E9 - part Poland, 593km
GruBrìa Dorsale Seregno Parco Nord, 11km
GruBrìa Dorsale GR11 Groane Parco di Monza, 17km
E9 - Ermsdorf, 6.2km
(no name), 12km
PR, 53km
Европски пешачки пут E7 - део Златар, 79km
Eijsden-Margraten E9 Grenswandeling, 9.5km
Eijsden-Margraten E7, 11km
Rundwanderweg Erbach 7, 8.4km
Rota Vicentina - Caminho Histórico
.Caminho Histórico - Cercal do Alentejo » Porto Covo, 18km
.Caminho Histórico - Sabóia » Odemira, 32km
European long distance path E9 - part Lithuania
.E9 section 64: Nida – Pervalka, 18km
.E9 section 65: Pervalka – Juodkrantė, 18km
.E9 section 66: Juodkrantė – Klaipėda, 23km
.E9 section 67: Klaipėda – Palanga, 28km
.E9 section 68: Palanga – Latvia-Lithuania Border (Šventoji), 19km
.E9 section 69: Rusnė Island, 23km
.E9 section 70: Rusnė – Šilutė, 8km
.E9 section 71: Šilutė – Ventė, 27km
.E9 section 72: Ventė – Dreverna, 23km
.E9 section 73: Dreverna – Klaipėda, 27km
Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia
.E9 section 18: Kaltene - Mērsrags, 23km
.E9 section 19: Mērsrags - Engure, 22km
.E9 section 20: Engure - Ragaciems, 24km
.E9 section 21: Ragaciems - Dubulti, 22km
.E9 section 22: Dubulti - Lielupe - Bulduri, 15km
.Jūrtaka 23. Posms. Bulduri - Rīgas Centrs, 21km
.Jūrtaka 24. Posms. Rīgas Centrs - Vecāķi, 22km
.E9 section 25: Vecāķi - Carnikava, 14km
.E9 section 26: Carnikava - Saulkrasti, 19km
.d27_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 12km
.d28_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 14km
.d29_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 24km
.d30_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 26km
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti
Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Portugal
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Concelho Sesimbra), 49km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Trafaria-Adiça), 17km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Azoia-Adraga), 4.9km
.Caminho do Atlântico - Rede Natura do Oeste, 25km
GR 131 El Bastón, 67km
European long distance path E7 - Andorra
.GR 7 - Andorra, 44km
European long distance path E7 - France
.Des Vosges aux Pyrénées 14, Porte de Barboilliere - Portella Blanca d'Andorra, 42km
.Des Vosges aux Pyrénées 13, vers le Col de Tougnets, 79km
.Des Vosges aux Pyrénées 12, Mirepoix - Camon, 17km
.Des Vosges aux Pyrénées 11, Revel - Mirepoix, tracé principal, 64km
.Des Vosges aux Pyrénées 10, Mazamet - Revel, 49km
.Des Vosges aux Pyrénées 09, Portail de Nore - Mazamet, 14km
.Des Vosges aux Pyrénées 08, Labastide - Portail de Nore, 25km
.Des Vosges aux Pyrénées 07, Col de Fontfroide - Labastide, 32km
.Des Vosges aux Pyrénées 06, Boussagues - Col de Fontfroide, 48km
.Des Vosges aux Pyrénées 05, Prat Peyrot - Boussagues, 116km
.Sentier de Grande Randonnée 6, Prat-Peyrot - Petit Lubéron, 263km
.Merindol - Montjustin, 64km
.De la Méditerranée à l'Océan, Monjustin - Cipières, 231km
.Balcons de la Méditerranée, Roquebrune - Cipières, 80km
.Via Aurelia, Menton - Roquebrune, 10km
European long distance path E7 - part Serbia
.Европски пешачки пут E7 - део Фрушка гора, 12km
.Европски пешачки пут E7 - део Љубовија, 40km
.Европски пешачки пут E7 - део Ваљевске планине, 41km
.Европски пешачки пут E7 - део НП Тара, 65km
.Европски пешачки пут E7 - део Златар, 79km
.Европски пешачки пут E7 - део Ниш, 17km
.Европски пешачки пут E7 - део Сува планина, 22km
European long distance path E7 - part Slovenia, 657km
Grand Tour de Paris, variante par Bonnelles, 18km

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Canterbury, East Kent, Dover & Margate OS Landranger Map 179 (paper)
  • Eastern Kent with Canterbury, Dover and Margate, including sections of the North Downs Way and the E2 and E9 European Long-Distance Paths, on a paper version of map No. 179 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ashford, Romney Marsh, Rye & Folkestone OS Landranger Map 189 (paper)
  • Ashford and Romney Marsh area, including sections of the North Downs Way and the E9 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 189 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Exeter, Sidmouth, Exmouth & Teignmouth OS Landranger Map 192 (paper)
  • Exeter and Sidmouth area, including a section of the South West Coast Path / E9 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 192 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Taunton, Lyme Regis, Chard & Bridport OS Landranger Map 193 (paper)
  • Taunton and Lyme Regis area, including a section of the South West Coast Path / E9 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 193 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dorchester, Weymouth, Cerne Abbas & Bere Regis OS Landranger Map 194 (paper)
  • Dorchester and Weymouth area, including a section of the South West Coast Path / E9 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 194 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Maps

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  • GR 11: La Senda
  • GR11 long-distance footpaths along the Spanish side of the Pyrenees in a French language guide from Rando Editions, with extracts from the publisher’s topographic series at 1:50,000 highlighting the route and mountain refuges.The guide divides the route into 40 sections and covers it from the Mediterranean, starting at Cap de Creus on the Costa... Read more
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  • Camp de Tarragona
  • Camp de Tarragona map at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography. Maps in this series have relief presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and spot... Read more
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  • Barcelona and Environs map at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography. Maps in this series have relief presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and... Read more
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  • Pirineu Oriental - Girona - Costa Brava map, covering the eastern part of the Catalan Pyrenees and the coast southwards to Pineda de Mar at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography.... Read more
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