Coastal hikes in the Algarve area of Portugal
Pleasure hiking along the atlantic coast of Portugal
Unique hikes with views over Portugals coastline
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Algarve

Enchanting Atlantic Coastline.

On this walking tour you get the chance to explore the vast landscape of the Algarve region with its  picturesque villages, art historical monuments and extensive nature reserves. The Algarve is famous for beautiful beaches and marvellous coastal scenery, next to all of that it is also a true walking tour paradise! Discover sleepy little villages surrounded by olive groves, come across an abundance of almond and fig trees during your walks through this placid landscape. Sheer nature awaits, fragrant lemon and orange groves, birds singing and the occasional bell-jingling from grazing goats and sheep. Each tour is packed full of a unique blast of colour of the diverse fauna and flora.

Moderate Walking

Moderate Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Arrival at Faro and transfer to Tavira. This little coastal town has a very long and beautiful sandy beach to offer, the town centre is full of interesting buildings and is home of a fish market, which we highly recommend.

A comfortable walk along the coast, starting in the old village of Velha, takes you along deserted paths to the charming fishing village Cabanas. There fishing  is still in full swing and an ideal lunch place to enjoy observing the busy life on the water. Through several salt pans, in which numerous wild animals dwell, you walk back to Tavira.

approx. 4 hours
14 km
50 m
50 m

Today’s tour takes you into a fertile village, which is well-known for the production of traditional ceramic tiles. You walk across small cultivation areas for various types of vegetables, olive-, carob-, almonds- and fig trees. Continue through lush lemon and orange groves, as well as along fragrant flowering meadows.

approx. 4.5 hours
15 km
100 m
210 m

A perfect opportunity to relax in the hotel or to visit the sights of Tavira. A very special experience is the bird watching in the moor and swamp area of the ‚Reserva Natural do Sapal’, which is famous for its flamingoes.

This idyllic walk leads you along the coast to the Spanish border. From Altura you walk through pine forests on narrow snaking paths and after that on deserted unspoilt beaches to the Rio Guadiana estuary, the river which separates Portugal from Spain. Your Day 5 Finish is the charming town Vila Real de Santo António, which offers plenty of interesting cultural history and architecture.

approx. 3 hours
11 km
10 m
20 m

To the West of Tavira you find the fishing village Fuzeta, the starting point of your tour. You walk through salt pans, past little villages with colourful houses and gardens. We recommend you enjoy a nice break in one of the little cafés along the banks of the quietly flowing river Ria.

approx. 4 hours
16 km
20 m
20 m

For the finale of your week of walking along the Algarve, you discover the island of Tavira, home of the region’s most beautiful sandy beaches and the extensive nature reserve Ria Formosa. It is true holiday bliss to amble along these beaches and marvel at little fishing villages like Santa Luzia, where countless fishing boats are bobbing gently up and down on the waters of the canal.

approx. 3.5 hours
17 km
10 m
10 m

Tour character

Daily tours with a walking time between 3 and a maximum of 4.5 hours can easily be managed with a good basic fitness level. You walk on walking paths and forest trails through unspoilt nature in the Algarve region and its nature reserves.

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Jan 1, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018
Nov 1, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018
daily
Season 2
May 1, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018
Sep 13, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
daily
Algarve 8 days, PO-AGWTA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
525,00
175,00
172,00
699,00
175,00
172,00

Category: see "Accommodation"

Services and infos

  • 7 overnight stays as stated above, breakfast included  
  • If half-board: buffet style dinner
  • Transfers according to programme
  • Transfer from/to airport or train station Faro
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival/Departure

  • Airport Faro. Organised transfer to start hotel and return transfer to the airport at the end of the tour. Transfers included in tour price.

Notes

  • Attendance: minimum of 2 persons
  • Extra nights upon request

Accommodation

Florian Frisch
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Florian Frisch, Customer Service

Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
5 stars
Herbert Jürgen Schmidt DE | 13.04.2018
Eine rundum gelungene Wanderreise
Tavira ist als zentraler Punkt aufgrund der wunderschönen Lage, der vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten und typischen Gaststätten hervorragend für die Wanderungen geeignet. Die Ilha de Tavira mit dem einmaligen Sandstrand, die riesigen Flächen der Salzgärten und die Wanderung "Ceramica" beeindruckten uns am meisten.
5 stars
Joseph Calvert GB | 11.04.2018
Coastal Algarve
Easy walking in low lying coastal Algarve, staying in the same hotel throughout. We enjoyed having the same driver, Antonio, for airport transfers and journeys to the start of daily walks. The weather was unfortunately well below par with much heavy rain, wind and cold - a result of storm Emma. In spite of everything a very enjoyable and interesting walk.
Florian Frisch
Florian Frisch answered:
Dear Mr Calvert, thank you for your great travel feedback! We are sorry to hear the weather was not the best, but glad that you still enjoyed this very recommendable trip!
5 stars
Markus Kind DE | 05.12.2017
Algarve im November
Sehr gut organisierte, angenehme Wanderwoche im östlichen Teil der Algarve. Die Wege waren sehr abwechslungsreich, gut zu gehen und perfekt beschrieben. Der November mit immerhin noch 21° Luft- und Wassertemperatur im südlichen Teil Portugals ist eine ideale Auszeit, gut zum Entspannen und Runterkommen, vor allem weil es auch weniger Touristen als im Sommer gibt. Ein Highlight ist vor allem, nachmittags mit der Fähre in 15 Minuten von Tavira zur vorgelagerten Insel von Tavira mit einem herrlichen 14 km langen Sandstrand zu fahren und dann noch eine Runde im Atlantik zu schwimmen. Und dann mit der letzten Fähre im 17 Uhr zurückfahren und dabei den Sonnenuntergang zu erleben. Ein perfekter Abschluss eines schönen Wandertages!
4 stars
Jean-Claude Steens CH | 13.05.2017
Good
5 stars
Cornelia Bauer AT | 12.05.2017
Enspannte Wandertouren, schöne Landschaft.
4 stars
Mickschl Friedrich AT | 09.02.2017
Algarve Wanderreise
Insgesamt wunderschön.

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