Hiking on the beautiful Atlantic coast

The south of Portugal has pleasant temperatures of between 8 and 29 degrees Celsius all year round. This means the Algarve is a popular hiking destination all year round. But it is not only the weather that makes it attractive! It also boasts paradisiacal beaches, historical monuments, picturesque fishing villages and extensive nature reserves. Every nature lover should get to know the Algarve once in his or her life! 

Details of the hiking holiday in the Algarve

What to look forward to on your hiking trip through the Algarve: the scent of olive groves, almond and fig trees, as well as juicy oranges and lemons. Add to that flower meadows and pine forest-lined hiking trails. With all the glorious views, this hiking trip in Portugal is definitely a treat for the senses. Explore a paradise in hiking boots!

Highlights of the walking holiday in the Algarve

  • Picturesque fishing villages: Enjoy delicious fresh fish in the fishing villages of Cabanas, Fuzeta and Santa Luzia.
  • Reserva Natural do Sapal: Flamingos hide in this moorland – take a closer look and maybe you’ll see some of these graceful birds.
  • Ilha de Tavira: Discover the island of Tavire with the Ria Formosa nature reserve and beautiful sandy beaches.

Useful information about the Algarve hiking trip

The hike through the Algarve in southern Portugal will take you to the Spanish border to Vila Real de Santo António. The at times narrow winding paths give the eight-day tour real character. Also scheduled: a rest day, so you have enough time to explore the impressive culture and architecture of Portugal. For example, the garden in the castle ruin of Tavira is worth a visit. Water loves can also spend a day relaxing by the beautiful sparkling sea.  This hiking trip is ideal for casual hikers who want to walk between three and four and a half hours a day. You only need to bring with you some basic fitness and comfortable footwear. You’ll travel on hiking and forest trails through the beautiful Algarve.

Would you like to hike in the Algarve, but don’t want to carry your luggage? The Eurohike team will transport your suitcases to any hotel along the route.

Moderate Walking

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


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
230 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 unspoiled nature in the Algarve region and its nature reserves.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Jan 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Nov 1, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019
Season 2
May 1, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
Sep 13, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Algarve 8 days, PO-AGWTA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board

Category: see "Accommodation"

Services and infos


  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Transfers according to program
  • Transfer from/to airport or train station Faro
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half board: buffet-style evening meal

Arrival / Departure:

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

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
  • Extra night prices upon request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!


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4.7 of 5 Stars (9 Ratings)
4 stars
Madlen A. AT | 28.03.2019
Schöne Frühlingswanderungen
Schöne Strecken, besonders die ersten beiden. Reiseunterlagen als pdf fürs Handy oder Tage einzeln zusammengeheftet wären praktisch. Sehr zufrieden mit Fahrern. Hotel sehr angenehm.
Florian Frisch
Florian Frisch answered:
Lieber Wandergast - vielen Dank für Ihr schönes Feedback! Danke auch für den Hinweis bzgl. der Unterlagen vor Ort, wir werden versuchen die Form des gedruckten Routenbuchs noch etwas komfortabler zu gestalten.
5 stars
Kathleen O'Toole IE | 06.07.2018
We enjoyed every minute of it
5 stars
Corina König DE | 15.05.2018
Sorgenfrei in einer individuellen Wanderwoche
Erstmal herzlichen Dank an das Eurohike Team, weiter so, aber weiter! Für Individualisten, die gerne alleine unterwegs sind, aber beruflich voll eingespannt und somit keine lange Recherche Zeit übrig haben, eignet sich Eurohike besonders gut: das super freundliche Team spart uns wertvolle Zeit, die Unterlagen sind perfekt, die Betreuung vor Ort auch. Was ich besonders gut fand, war die perfekte Organisation, die natürliche Freundlichkeit und unermüdliche Hilfsbereitschaft. Unser Hotel war sehr gut, sehr sauber, gepflegt, Essen auch super, immer frisches Obst und sehr reichhaltiges Buffet. Wir hatten auch Regen, aber Regen ist ja Segen. Wir konnten täglich sorgenfrei wandern, einfach los starten und Portugal genießen, trotzdem in Ruhe für sich sein. Mein persönlicher Tipp: Unterwegs habe ich über Google Maps oder Tripadvisor nach aktuelle Einkehrmöglichkeiten gesucht. Somit konnten wir hervorragende Restaurants entdecken. Für mich persönlich ist diese Form des Reisens, die Eurohike anbietet optimal. Ich wünsche mir nur noch weitere Optionen und vielfältigere Angebote in unser EU Netzwerk.
Florian Frisch
Florian Frisch answered:
Liebe Frau König, vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback und Ihr Lob, dies freut uns immer besonders :-) Genauso wünschen wir es uns für unsere Wandergäste, den Planungsteil übernimmt Eurohike und Sie können sich ganz auf die schönen Wanderungen und die spannenden Facetten Ihrer Reisedestination konzentrieren! Wenn unsere Urlauber dann am Ende der Reise mit schönen Erinnerungen und neuen Eindrücken nach Hause zurückkehren, freut uns dies sehr. Wir arbeiten jedes Jahr an der Erweiterung unseres Reiseprogramms um immer wieder neue, spannende Destinationen anbieten zu können. Vielen Dank für Ihren Hinweis bzgl. der Restaurantsuche, wirklich ein hervorragender Tipp!
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!
5 stars
Cornelia Bauer AT | 12.05.2017
Enspannte Wandertouren, schöne Landschaft.

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