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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