Arrival in Tavira
Loop Tour “Cabanas“
A beautiful walking tour always along the coast. Starting from the charming village of Cacela Velha you proceed on deserted paths and quiet roads to the historic fishing village of Cabanas. Here you get to observe fishermen exerting their traditional trade, linger and experience the lively going-on in the harbour and the alleyways. You return to Tavira via the so-called “Salt Basins”, where a multitude of animals are living in the wild to be discovered.
Today the island of Tavira with its picturesque sandy beaches awaits, situated amidst the Ria Formosa nature paradise. Blissfully you walk along sandy trails and past stupendous beaches to the little fishing village of Santa Luzia, where numerous colourful fishing boats bob around in the harbour. Take a break and enjoy the local specialities before taking a ferry ride to the island Tavira and walk back into town via a floating footbridge.
Tavira – Portimão
From Tavira by transfer to the lighthouse of Ferragudo, located boldly on the cliffs overlooking the sea. The enchanting and very traditional village Ferragudo is also worth a visit. Onwards always along the impressive coastal path all the way to Portimão, renowned for its historic centre and the lively promenade.
Discover the marvellous sandy beaches and breath-taking promontories between Alvor and Portimão. Starting from the pretty fishing village Alvor, located at the riverbank, the route leads you to the world-famous “Praia da Rocha“, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve. White limestone and red sandstone cliffs as well as an impressive number of wild flowers create a very special panorama.
Portimão – Lagos
You leave Portimão and continue with a tour along the rugged West-coast. Via a gentle rural region you reach the so-called “Salt Basins” situated at the mouth of the river Alvor. Observe the many types of birds before following the path to the beach, a perfect opportunity for a cool-off in the sea. The Day Finish for this hiking tour is Lagos, known for the pretty waterfront.
Loop Tour “Praia da Luz“
Once more an amazing hike along the cliffs with start in Praia da Luz. Spectacular distance views onto the sea, jagged rocks, deserted bays and grottos, which were carved out by the relentless power of the sea, accompany your path. Enjoy one more time the fresh Atlantic air along the return route to Lagos, where your walking weeks comes to a relaxing ending.
Departure or extension
Easy walking tours along the coasts. You always walk on well-maintained paths, sandy tracks and in parts on gravel roads. For walking tours with walking times up to 4 hours a basic fitness level and surefootedness is sufficient. You discover along amazing coastal paths the diversity of the East- and West coast of the Algarve.
Category: 2x 4**** hotels with pool (Tavira, Lagos), 1x lovely 3*** hotel (Portimão)
Extra nights upon request on each day Finish
- 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
- Luggage transfer
- Transfers according to program
- Transfer from/to Faro airport or train station
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
- Service hotline
Arrival / Departure:
- Faro airport or train station. 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
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!