Algarve Tourism goes to Rota Vicentina to see the consequences of the fire

in Odeceixe

The Executive Committee of the Algarve Tourism Region (RTA), will travel tomorrow, Thursday, a section included in the circular route «Odeceixe ao Rio» of the Rota Vicentina, one of those affected by the Odemira fire last August.

With this initiative, André Gomes, president of RTA, and his team aim to «check on site the needs to replace tourist infrastructure damaged by the fire" in Rota Vicentina, a sustainable tourism project with 300 thousand hectares of protected area along the southwest coast of Portugal that registers 24 thousand walkers per year and direct revenue of 15 million euros .

The visit to the section will be accompanied by the Rota Vicentina association and the Municipality of Aljezur.

After this visit, the Executive Committee will head to the Odeceixe Parish Council for a decentralized meeting that will include support for Rota Vicentina on the agenda, which since it was created in 2013, has already won 24 national and international awards for the quality of its network of pedestrian and cycling trails.

«This initiative is part of the new approach of the RTA Executive Committee to the monthly meetings of the governing body, which now include visits to tourist resources in the region, giving visibility to equipment and projects that demonstrate good practices or represent good examples of the offer of sector", according to the RTA.