Impressive rock formation in the sea
Hikers admire the turquoise blue sea
Enchanting sandy beaches on the Algarve

Algarve Coastal Hike

From East to West along the wild Atlantic coast.

During this walking holiday you discover the picturesque beaches and the marvellous coastal scenery of the Algarve in all its colourful facets: in the mediterranean East secluded bays stretch all around the Ria Formosa nature reserve, a paradise for all kinds of birds and marine creatures. In the wilder West countless cliff coasts, volcanic hills and unique limestone scarps await. Everywhere in the pretty fishing villages along the coast you get to observe the traditions and customs. During your walking routes you come across numerous flowers and all kinds of plants. A perfect walking tour for enthusiasts for stupendous beaches and unspoilt nature.

Moderate Walking
Moderate Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
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Itinerary

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.

approx. 4 hours
14 km
50 m
50 m

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.

approx. 3,5 hours
17 km
10 m
10 m

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.

approx. 2,5 hours
10 km
30 m
40 m

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.

approx. 2,5 hours
10 km
90 m
90 m

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.

approx. 2,5 hours
10 km
20 m
30 m

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.

approx. 2,5 hours
11 km
310 m
290 m

Tour character

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jan 1, 2020 - Mar 25, 2020
Nov 1, 2020 - Dec 21, 2020
daily
Season 2
Mar 26, 2020 - May 25, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
daily
Season 3
May 26, 2020 - Jun 15, 2020
Sep 16, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
daily
Algrave Coastal Hike 8 days, PO-AGWTL-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
689.00
189.00
769.00
249.00
889.00
339.00

Category: 2x 4**** hotels with pool (Tavira, Lagos), 1x lovely 3*** hotel (Portimão)

Extra nights upon request on each day Finish

Services and Infos

Included:

  • 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!

 

Lisa Seidl
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Lisa Seidl, Costumer service

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