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
Chemin de randonnée Européen E9
European long distance path E9 - part Spain, 7.8km
.Senda Costera Tapia de Casariego - Figueras, 16km
.Paseo de los Miradores, 4.3km
.Senda Costera de Arnao a San Juan de la Arena, 14km
.PR-AS 25 Senda Costera Faro San Juan de Nieva - Cabo Peas, 21km
.PR-AS 25.1 Senda Costera Cabo Peas - Luanco, 15km
.Senda Costera Candas - Luanco, 6.5km
.Va Verde del Tranqueru (senderismo), 1.4km
.Sendero litoral de la costa Este (peatonal), 10km
.European long distance path E9 east Asturies, 66km
Chemin de randonnée Européen E9, France, 49km
.GR du Littoral, 187km
.GR 21 du Havre au Tréport, 176km
.GR 223 De Berville-sur-Mer au Mont-Saint-Michel, 404km
.GR 34 / E9, 1131km
.GR8, 302km
.European long distance path E9 - part Belgium, 113km
.European walking route E9, Isle of Wight alternative, 44km
European long distance path E9 / International coastal route - part Germany
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein (Lübeck), 12km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Hamburg, 41km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Alternativroute Lübeck, 12km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.8km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 9.3km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.1km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 12km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 8.8km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.3km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 12km
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
Turvei E9, 7.3km
European long distance path E7
European long distance path E7 - part Spain, 0.4km
.European long distance path E7 - part Spain (Mainland), 21km
.GR 131 Camino de la Virgen, 42km
.GR 131 El Bastón, 67km
.GR 131 Camino Natural Cumbres de La Gomera, 39km
.GR 131 Camino Natural Anaga-Chasna, 83km
.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, 759km
.European long distance path E7 - part Slovenia, 6km
Turvei E7, 1.8km
Caminho do Atlântico
.Caminho do Atlântico (Percurso em Sintra), 20km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Adraga - Maçãs), 7.5km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Cabo Raso - Abano), 4.2km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Maçãs - Magoito), 1.3km
Wanderweg E7 / Panoramaweg, 19km
Rundwanderweg Erbach 9, 6.7km
Kopfwehsteinweg, 3.3km
Rota do Atlântico, 10km
Ortswanderweg Esselbach 7, 3.2km
Rota da Idanha, 70km
E9, 2.4km
Goode's Corner Trail
Kleiner Leitenviertelweg (Knigsbergstrae - Wagenhofer (E9)), 1.2km
Weg zum "Hohen Stein" und Mltern, 3.3km
Protector Trail, 0.6km
Bad Emstal, E9 - Kuhbergweg, 6.2km
Sentiero Europeo E7, 4.3km
Bad Emstal, E7 - Alternativ, 13km
Bad Emstal, E7, 14km
Caminho Histórico, 209km
Trilho dos Pescadores, 191km

Books

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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • The Pyrenees: The High Pyrenees from the Cirque de Lescun to the Carlit Massif
  • The Pyrenees is accomplished walker Kev Reynolds’ large-format Cicerone guide to one of Europe’s most famous and impressive mountain ranges. The guide gives a valley-by-valley description of the High Pyrenees from west to east and is a very useful reference to help identify the best locations for walking, mountaineering, skiing and climbing.... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids - Klimgids - Klettersteiggids The Pyrenees | Cicerone
  • Prachtige en volledige wandel- en klimgids van de Hoge Pyreneën in Frankrijk, Andorra en Spanje. Per deelgebied worden m.b.v. duidelijke kaartjes en route informatie de verschillende tochten beschreven. Geschikt voor iedere bergwandelaar. Er is informatie over accomodatie in opgenomen, evenals allerlei praktische en gebiedsinformatie. First in... 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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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The GR11 Trail
  • The GR11 traverses the Spanish Pyrenees from Irún on the Atlantic coast to Cap de Creus on the Mediterranean, and often enjoys better weather than its French counterpart, the GR10. Leading over high passes and through sweeping valleys, the 820km route is presented in 47 stages. Trekkers require experience of high mountains. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids GR 11 Spaanse Pyreneeen - Through the Spanish Pyrenees | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Beschrijving van de GR 11, het lange afstandswandelpad aan de Spaanse kant van de Pyreneeën. This comprehensive guidebook to the magnificent GR11 trail, which runs 820km from the Atlantic to... Read more
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
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • A guidebook for trekking the Pyrenean Haute Route, which zig-zags across the Franco-Spanish border and stays close to the main ridge in the highest and most spectacular central Pyrenees. It covers 800km with a total of 40km ascent, so is only suitable for experienced mountain walkers. The route is split over 45 stages and is largely unwaymarked. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • This handy guidebook contains route descriptions for the Pyrenean Haute Route. It zig-zags across the Franco-Spanish border and stays close to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. It covers 800km and has a total of 40km ascent, so is only suitable for experienced mountain walkers. The route is split over 45 day stages and is largely unwaymarked. Read more
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park Editorial Alpina
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park at 1:40,000 on a GPS compatible recreational map in an extensive and very popular series from Editorial Alpina, including a booklet with English language descriptions of several walks, climbs, etc.Contours are at 20m intervals, with relief shading and altitude colouring. An overprint highlights waymarked... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Ordesa y Monte Perdido | Alpina
  • Goede wandelkaart, met schaal 1:40.000 van dit gebied met alle noodzakelijke informatie als berghutten, campings. Kleurgebruik vrij fel, waardoor hoogtes goed uitkomen. Wandelroutes zijn ingetekend en de GR paden (doorgaande wandelpaden) zijn weergegeven met een teken of nummer. Deze kaart is inclusief een Engelstalig boekje met extra... Read more
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chichester, South Downs, Bognor Regis & Arundel OS Landranger Map 197 (paper)
  • Chichester and Bognor Regis area, including the South Downs National Park and a section of the South Downs Way / E9 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 197 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
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  • 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
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United Kingdom
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  • 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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park 2-Map Set Editorial Alpina
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park at 1:25,000 in a set of two GPS compatible recreational maps in an extensive and very popular series from Editorial Alpina, providing more detailed coverage of this popular hiking area.Contours are at 10m intervals, with relief shading and vegetation colouring. An overprint highlights waymarked PR hiking... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Parque Nacional Ordesa y Monte Perdido | Alpina
  • Goede wandelkaart van dit gebied met alle noodzakelijke informatie als berghutten, campings. Set van 2 wandelkaarten. Kleurgebruik vrij fel, waardoor hoogtes goed uitkomen. Wandelroutes zijn ingetekend en de GR paden (doorgaande wandelpaden) zijn weergegeven met een teken of nummer. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
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De Zwerver
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  • Wandelkaart Vignemale - Valle de Bujaruelo | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen / Catalonie. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Book Language: Spanish •Hiking map and guidebook •Scale 1:25.000 •Equidistance contours: 10 m distance •Master contours: at 50 m... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valle de Tena - Panticosa - Partacua - Sallent Editorial Alpina
  • Valle de Tena in the central part of the Spanish Pyrenees on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, with coverage including Panticosa, Sallent de Gállego, Sierra de Partacua, Sierra de Tendeñera, etc. Accompanying booklet includes contact details for campsites, refuges, etc.Topography is presented by contours at... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Valle de Tena | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions, hiking & sporting activities as well as transport... Read more
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De Zwerver
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  • Wandelkaart Tramuntana Zuid GR11 – E25 mallorca | 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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  • Wandelkaart Pica d`Estats - Mont-roig E25 | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions, hiking & sporting activities as well as transport... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Senda Pirenaica GR11 | 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
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