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Summary – Thoughts on the Rota Vincentina
North or South?
In a earlier post I suggested heading south (the usual way) was better. I’ve now revised that opinion….
It depends! Heading south is good because you get a definite end point at Cabo do Sao Vicente (although plus a couple of miles to get to Sagres). If doing the coastal route (Fisherman’s Trail), then you have the prevailing wind behind you. But this must be weighed against having the sun in your face all day, every day. Don’t underestimate how hard work that is.
My opinion would be go south if going coastal where it is windier, but north if going inland.
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Day 11 (5 hours)
The last day of any hike always seems to take forever. I think it’s the anticipation that the pain will soon stop!
Only 11 miles today.
Day 10 (6.5 hours)
It’s 4.00pm. The tent is up 100m away. Its hot. I’m in the bar knocking the froth off a chilled Sagres cerveja. What more could you want?
Day 9 (5 hours)
Took a lot less time than the guide notes suggested. A very pleasant hike. Up from Sao Luis into the forest and then meandering around the hilltops for most of the day. Even managed some views over to the coast!