Trail of the Fishermen of the Rota Vicentina reached Lagos

Section between Burgau and the city of Lagos is already operational

The Trelho dos Pescadores pedestrian route reached the city of Lagos. This stage of what is «probably one of the best coastal trails in the world», has already been delimited and connects Burgau to Lagos, passing through Praia da Luz and Ponta da Piedade, «places of great natural and scenic beauty», according to the Chamber of Lagos.

This is one of the 13 stages of the “Trilho dos Pescadores”, which is 226,5 kilometers long and is part of the Rota Vicentina.

The route follows «always by the sea, following the paths used by the locals to access the beaches, along the cliffs, with some physical demands, but in permanent contact with the wind from the sea and wild nature».

The creation of the Lacobrigense stage of this pedestrian route was financially supported by the City Council of Lagos, which has also approved the signing of a cooperation agreement with Rota Vicentina – Association for the Promotion of Nature Tourism in Costa Alentejana and Vicentina for management and maintenance of the rail.

The local authority will provide support of 3600 euros to the association to help maintain the road, namely «the maintenance of marking posts, signposts and directional signs and also informational billboards/billboards».

"The collaboration agreement also seeks to consolidate the project as an instrument of social, environmental, economic and cultural sustainability for the territory, particularly for the municipality of Lagos," added the Chamber.

The Rota Vicentina project aims to «confirm the region as an international destination for responsible tourism, in the active and nature segments, unite the region – companies, institutions and communities, around a responsible and sustainable project, bring new markets and stimulate new business in the region and to make local communities and visitors to the territory aware of the importance of preserving the natural and cultural heritage and of the sustainable development of the entire region”.