Rota Vicentina Top 10 Tips! WILD CAMPING, FOOD, GEAR, MAPS AND MORE!

Rota Vicentina Top 10 Tips! WILD CAMPING, FOOD, GEAR, MAPS AND MORE!

Want to hike the Rota Vicentina? Here are my top 10 tips for hiking this incredible trail!

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I hiked La Rota Vicentina trail in Portugal in 7 days starting in Santiago do Cacém to Lagos. As I did it in December and January, the days were short, so I’d hike into the night. I’d wild camp only along the coast, wore trail runners with gaiters and learned so much more about the trail I want to share.

FULL KIT LIST:
(Not including misc items)

BIG 3

Tent – Zpacks Solplex (The don’t sell it anymore, so here’s their new 1 person tent)

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OEX tent stakes

Backpack – Atom Packs Atom+

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Atom Packs DCF Pack Liner

Sleeping quilt – Katabatic Gear 30deg Palisade down sleeping quilt

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CAMERA EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRONICS

Compact camera – Sony RX100 Mk5

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Rycote Micro Windjammers

Tripod – Mini Joby GorillaPod

Phone – iPhone 11 Pro Max

Storage – Sandisk Extreme 64GB

Power bank – Anker Powercore+ 13400mah

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Headlamp – Olight H2R NOVA:

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A decent triple USB charger

CLOTHING

Shoes – Altra Lone Peak 4.0 trail runners

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Altra gaiters

Down puffy – Patagonia Micro-puff Hoodie

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Frogg Toggs

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Base Layer – Dare2B

HYDRATION

Water filter – Sawyer Squeeze

Water pouch – Cnoc Vecto

Vessels – Smart Water bottles

Chemical treatment – Aquamira drops

EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES

Sit pad

Loksak OP Sacks

Polycryo groundsheet

Thermarest Neoair Xlite sleeping mattress

Stove – MSR Pocket Rocket 2

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Deuce of Spades Trowel

Anti-chafing stick – Body glide

Buff

Glasses – Sun God

Trekking poles – Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

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