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
Rota Vicentina - Caminho Histórico
.Caminho Histórico - Cercal do Alentejo » Porto Covo, 18km
.Caminho Histórico - Sabóia » Odemira, 32km
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
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, 201km
.Caminho do Atlântico, 17km
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, 41km
.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, 46km
.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, 653km
Grand Tour de Paris, variante par Bonnelles, 19km

Books

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
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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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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
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
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
» Click to close
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
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
» Click to close
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 06 Vignemale - Valle de Bujaruelo | Editorial Alpina
  • Cross-border area of the Pyrenees at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map covering on the Spanish side the valleys of Bujaruelo and Ara with the western section of the Ordesa National Park and the Ordesa Valley, and within France extending from the Vignemale Massif to Gavarnie, plus a Spanish/French booklet with recommendations for... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Purbeck & South Dorset, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth & Swanage
  • OS Explorer is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. The OS Explorer range of OL maps now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps. Providing complete GB coverage the series details... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Purbeck & South Dorset, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth & Swanage
  • OS Explorer is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. The OS Explorer range of OL maps now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps. Providing complete GB coverage the series details... Read more
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  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een deel van de Tramuntana op Mallorca. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Let op: deze uitgever is traag met het vernieuwen van kaarten; het kan zo maar zijn dat een bepaalde kaart gedurende langere tijd niet beschikbaar is. Majorca:... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 3mils.cat | Editorial Alpina
  • The “3mils.cat” route - a 125km / 10 day traverse across 10 over 3000m high peaks in the Catalan Pyrenees - on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:40,000 from Editorial Alpina with a booklet providing accommodation details, stage descriptions, etc.The route - from Tuc de Molières o Mulleres (3,010m), just south-east of Pic d’ Aneto, past... Read more
De Zwerver
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  • Wandelkaart Macizos del Posets Y la Maladeta | Adrados Ediciones
  • Posets and Maladeta Massifs in the central part of the Spanish Pyrenees on a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Adrados Ediciones, with vivid presentation of the topography, hiking or ski trails, campsites and refuges, etc. Coverage extends from Plan and the Zinqueta River west of the Poset massif, across the... Read more
De Zwerver
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  • Wandelkaart Senda Pirenaica GR11 | Editorial Alpina
  • Set van 21 kaarten, schaal 1:50.000, met intekening van de GR11, de lange-afstandswandeling door de Spaanse Pyreneeën. Van kust tot kust, van Cabo Higuer (bij Irun) naar Cap de Creus (Costa Brava). Onderverdeeld in 43 trajecten. Met hoogteprofielen, gemiddelde looptijden, afstanden, locaties van berghutten, campings en hotels. Read more
De Zwerver
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  • Wandelkaart 67 Tramuntana Central - Mallorca | Editorial Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een deel van de Tramuntana op Mallorca. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Let op: deze uitgever is traag met het vernieuwen van kaarten; het kan zo maar zijn dat een bepaalde kaart gedurende langere tijd niet beschikbaar is. Majorca:... Read more
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