Caminho Histórico

Description

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  1. Name Caminho Histórico (GR11)
  2. Length of trail 230 km, 143 miles
  3. Length in days 12 days
  4. Start of trail Santiago do Cacém
  5. End of trail Cabo de São Vicente
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail
  7. Access towns Santiago do Cacém, Cabo de São Vicente

Historical Way / Caminho Histórico / GR11, 230 km, 12 sections

Santiago do Cacém - Cabo de São Vicente (North – South)

If you are in for a rural experience in a far corner of Europe, the Historical Way is a good choice for you. First of all: this trail has received the  “Leading Quality Trail” certification from the European Ramblers Association. The trail is part of the European Path E7

The stages between the villages are around 12 to 24 km long. In between are cork oak forests, fields, Eucalyptus plantations, hills, valleys. The Atlantic is never far, and western winds will push down the temperatures. Summer is not recommended, though. Autumn, winter and spring are better. If you are not so lucky, you may end up in bad weather, which can be really bad. Take precautions, carry rainproofs.

From Cercaldo Alenejo there is a connection to the start of the Fishermen’s Trail in Porto Covo. From this point onwards, the Fishermen’s Trail shares much of the itinerary of the Historical Trail but diverts to the coastline in many places. This will of course add up to your mileage.

The trail is easy. In the villages you will find small hotels or private accommodation. And there are plenty of good bars and little restaurants where you can enjoy small cups of coffee or the exquisite vino verde that nowhere tastes better than here.

Select some tracks
GR11 - Senda Pirenaica
GR11 Traçat principal - Sender del Pirineu
.GR11 E01 - Cap-de-Creus - Port-de-la-Selva, 16km
.GR11 E02 - Port-de-la-Selva - Sant-Quirze-de-Colera, 27km
.GR11 E03 - Sant-Quirze-de-Colera - Requesens, 23km
.GR11 E04 - Requesens - La-Vajol, 26km
.GR11 E05 - La-Vajol - Albanya, 26km
.GR11 E06 - Albanya - Sant-Aniol, 19km
.GR11 E07 - Sant-Aniol - Beget, 16km
.GR11 E08 - Beget - Setcases, 23km
.GR11 E09 - Setcases - Nuria, 20km
.GR11 E10 - Nuria - Planoles, 19km
.GR11 E12 - Puigcerda - Engorgs, 19km
.GR11 E13 - Engorgs - Encamp, 25km
.GR11 E14 - Encamp - Arinsal, 20km
.GR11 E15 - Arinsal - Refugi de Vallferrera, 15km
.GR11 E16 - Refuge Vall-Ferrera - Tavascan, 26km
.GR11 E19 - Refugi Mallafré - Refugi Colomers, 12km
.GR11 E20 - Refuge Colomers - Hospice de Vielha, 18km
GR11 Variantes - Senda Pirenaica
.GR11-7 - Coll de la Marrana - Nuria, 13km
.GR11-8 - Nuria - Font-de-l'Home-Mort, 9km
Sentiero europeo E7, 0.4km
European long distance path E7 - part Spain, 0.8km
.European long distance path E7 - part Spain (Mainland), 21km
.GR 131 Camino de la Virgen, 42km
.GR 131 El Bastón, 67km
.GR131, 40km
.GR 131 Camino Natural Anaga-Chasna, 84km
.GR 131.1 Degollada de Guajara - Parador de las Cañadas del Teide, 3.6km
.GR 131 Camino Natural de Fuerteventura, 155km
GR-131 Camino Natural de Lanzarote
.GR-131 - Etapa 1, 12km
.GR-131 - Etapa 2, 13km
.GR-131 - Etapa 3, 9.3km
.GR-131 - Etapa 4, 24km
.GR-131 - Etapa 5, 14km
.European long distance path E7 - part Italy, 117km
.European long distance path E7 - part Romania, 4.2km
.Európai Hosszútávú Vándorutak E7 - Magyarország, 758km
.European long distance path E7 - part Slovenia, 15km
Turvei E7, 1.8km
Wanderweg E7 / Panoramaweg, 19km
Kopfwehsteinweg, 3.3km
GR-11.20 Variant del Sender del Pirineu, Espot- el Pont de Suert, 63km
Caminho do Atlântico
.Caminho do Atlântico (Percurso em Sintra), 19km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Adraga - Maçãs), 7.3km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Cabo Raso - Abano), 4.2km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Maçãs - Magoito), 1.3km
Rota do Atlântico, 10km
Ortswanderweg Esselbach 7, 3.2km
GR-11 Aneto-Senda Pirenaica, 11km
Rota da Idanha, 70km
Goode's Corner Trail
Weg zum "Hohen Stein" und Mltern, 3.3km
Sentiero Europeo E7, 4.3km
Bad Emstal, E7 - Alternativ, 13km
Bad Emstal, E7, 14km
(no name), 1.8km
GR 11 Senda Pirenaica, 833km
GR11 E9, 1.1km
Caminho Histórico, 211km

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Through The Spanish Pyrenees
  • Walking the GR11 (La Senda) trek, as described in this guidebook, takes you through Spain's Pyrenees from the Atlantic at Iruns to the Mediterranean at Calaques, and is one of the world's great trekking routes. The Spanish Pyrenees present a wonderland to the holidaymaker, whether backpacker, botanist, canoeist, cyclist, entomologist,... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Through The Spanish Pyrenees
  • Walking the GR11 (La Senda) trek, as described in this guidebook, takes you through Spain's Pyrenees from the Atlantic at Iruns to the Mediterranean at Calaques, and is one of the world's great trekking routes. The Spanish Pyrenees present a wonderland to the holidaymaker, whether backpacker, botanist, canoeist, cyclist, entomologist,... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • The Pyrenees
  • A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. It is the first in our World Mountain Ranges series. Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • The Pyrenees
  • A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. The book is divided into five regional chapters: the Western Valleys; Cirques and Canyons;... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • The Pyrenees
  • A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. The book is divided into five regional chapters: the Western Valleys; Cirques and Canyons;... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • The GR11 Trail
  • This comprehensive guidebook to the GR11 trail, which runs 820km from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, provides everything trekkers will need to take up the challenge - detailed route description, excellent photographs, lots of background information and unique custom-produced maps. This glorious traverse of the Pyrenees, on the Spanish side,... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • The GR11 Trail
  • This comprehensive guidebook to the GR11 trail, which runs 820km from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, provides everything trekkers will need to take up the challenge - detailed route description, excellent photographs, lots of background information and unique custom-produced maps. This glorious traverse of the Pyrenees, on the Spanish side,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • The Pyrenean High-Level Route is probably the most beautiful, spectacular and challenging trek in the Pyrenees. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, the trek from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer crosses the French Spanish border many times, exploring both sides of the mountain range and staying as close as possible to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. The 800km... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • The Pyrenean High-Level Route is probably the most beautiful, spectacular and challenging trek in the Pyrenees. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, the trek from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer crosses the French Spanish border many times, exploring both sides of the mountain range and staying as close as possible to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. The 800km... Read more
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  • Dichtbij Lissabon, middenin een natuurpark ervaar je de grootsheid van Portugals verleden. Wandel over keienpaadjes langs de weelderige parken en prachtige paleizen van de koningsstad Sintra. Via het sobere Franciscaner kurkklooster door mysterieuze mediterrane bossen richting kust bij Azenhas do Mar. Met de oceaan aan je zijde maak je over de... Read more
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