Ecovia Litoral section 3
Western section of the Ecovia Litoral do Algarve - the biking and hiking trail along the southern rocky Algarve coast from Portimão on the Arade river to the south-western tip of continental Europe in the municipality of Vila do Bispo.
The western section of the Ecovia Litoral do Algarve with a length of 71 km - the biking and hiking trail along the southern coast of the Rocky Algarve - from Portimão on the Arade river to Cape St. Vincent near Sagres, the legendary south-western tip of continental Europe in the municipality of Vila do Bispo.
Ecovia Litoral do Algarve is a long-distance biking trail with a total length of ca. 228 km, connecting Vila Real de Santo António on the Spanish border with Cape St. Vincent, the most south-western tip of continental Portugal. The trail runs as close as possible to the coast, on small roads and dirt tracks. The trail is partially marked. In the bigger cities, a blue line on the road indicates the Ecovia. The trail consists of three sections:
The Ecovia Litoral do Algarve is the southernmost sector of the route n°1 of Eurovelo, the Europe-wide network of biking tracks, that goes up to the North Cape in Norway. With a bike, the whole distance takes 3 days. On both ends the route is linked to further trails:
- Via Algarviana, a long-distance hiking and MTB track in the interior of the Algarve, connecting Cape St. Vincent with Alcoutim
- Rota Vicentina in the natural park of the Costa Vicentina, going along the unspoilt western coast up to the Alentejo
- Grande Rota do Guadiana, following the lower course of the river Guadiana from Vila Real de Santo António to Alcoutim
Originally planned as Bike-Trail, many parts are very beautiful to walk, especially in the Tavira area and west of Albufeira.
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