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Algarve Coastal Walk

From West to East along the wild Atlantic Coast.

During this holiday you discover the picturesque beaches and marvelous coastal scenery of the Algarve in all its colorful facets: in the West a wild nature scenery awaits with rugged cliff coasts, impressive rock formations and unique limestone faces. In the mediterranean East deserted beaches and endless lagoons stretch all around the Ria Formosa nature reserve, a paradise for all kinds of countless birds and marine creatures. You get to observe the customs and traditions in the pretty fishing villages along the coast everywhere, on the hiking paths you come across numerous flowers and plants of all kinds. A perfect hiking tour for people who love stunning beaches and unspoilt nature.

Walking
Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Verena Winkler
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The little coastal town of Lagos welcomes you with its mediterranean flair in the lively alleyways of the historic centre. The bustling crowd at the harbour and the dreamy sandy beach will get you in the right mood for a stupendous holiday.

Black, red and yellow rock formations, sparse plateaus, long drawn-out sandy beaches and breathtaking headlands offer the perfect backdrop for a very special hike. From tranquil Sagres deserted trails lead you on gently undulating terrain along the coast through the fragrant Macchia. Over rocky steep trails and through glistening bays you finally reach the little village of Figueira.

approx. 5 hours
14 km
400 m
400 m

In the coastal village Burgau you start a fabulous tour totally under the banner of the sea: high cliffs, jagged rocky landscape, cozy bays and gurgling grottos are testimony to the tireless power of the deep-blue waves. The sound of the waves and the distinctive fragrance of the Atlantic accompany you to the lighthouse situated high up above the spectacular rock cliffs of Ponta da Piedade.

approx. 5 hours
16 km
400 m
400 m

From Ferragudo you proceed on an impressive cliff path over steep cliffs, hollowed out limestone formations and hidden sandy beaches all the way to Carvoeiro, where you reward yourself with a break in a beach bar. Afterwards you continue through the seven hanging valleys, a marvelous coastal trail leading through seven bays past countless rock sculptures all the way to the Praia da Marinha.

approx. 5.5 hours
15 km
500 m
500 m

Always along the beach through dunes and lagoons on winding paths through the nature reserve on the coast, where you get to marvel at numerous bird species, the mudflat and the ocean from the viewing towers. On the renowned Ludo-Trail you cross the bridge over to the island of Faro, a long drawn-out sandy strip, which invites you to an extensive rest and pitstop.

approx. 4 hours
11 km
50 m
50 m

A short train journey takes you into the fishing village Fuzeta, the start of the tour. Glistening salt basins, little villages with colorful houses and blooming orchards line your path. At the shores of the slowly flowing river Ria Formosa you proceed on the edge of the lagoon through the nature park until the island of Tavira. Past the ‚Anchor Cemetery‘ via the fine sandy beach all the way to the Northern end of the island, from where you take a boat into the ‚Venice of the Algarve‘, the historic little town of o Tavira.

approx. 5 hours
19 km
150 m
150 m

You embark on an idyllic route along the coast to the Eastern end of the Algarve to the Spanish border. Over gentle dunes, through fragrant pine forests and on deserted beaches you proceed to the Rio Guadiana estuary, which separates Portugal from Spain. Day Finish of the route is the charming little hamlet of Vila Real de Santo António, which will delight you with its historic background and enchanting architecture.

approx. 4 hours
15 km
100 m
100 m

Tour character

Throughout you walk on well-maintained paths, on sandy and rocky trails, as well as on steep paths along the cliffs, partly also on gravel roads. For the hiking tours with a walking time of up to 5.5 hours a good basic fitness level and surefootedness for the, in parts, rocky paths along the cliffs are necessary. Along stunning coastal paths, you discover the diversity of the East- and West coast of the Algarve.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lagos
  Season 1
06.01.2022 - 31.03.2022
24.10.2022 - 11.12.2022

Arrival Thursday, Sunday
Season 2
01.04.2022 - 29.05.2022
30.09.2022 - 23.10.2022

Arrival Thursday, Sunday
Season 3
30.05.2022 - 29.09.2022

Arrival Thursday, Sunday
Algarve Coastal Walk, 8 days, PO-AGWLT-08X
Base price
599.00
689.00
799.00
Surcharge single room 479.00 479.00 479.00

Category: nice 4**** hotels with pool

Season 1
Jan 6, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 24, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022
Arrival Thursday, Sunday
Season 2
Apr 1, 2022 - May 29, 2022
Sep 30, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
Arrival Thursday, Sunday
Season 3
May 30, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022
Arrival Thursday, Sunday
Algarve Coastal Walk, 8 days, PO-AGWLT-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
599.00
479.00
689.00
479.00
799.00
479.00

Category: nice 4**** hotels with pool

Season 1
Jan 6, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 24, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022
Season 2
Apr 1, 2022 - May 29, 2022
Sep 30, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
Season 3
May 30, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022
Lagos
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Tavira
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
59.00
45.00
49.00
45.00
75.00
45.00
69.00
59.00
85.00
45.00
69.00
59.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lagos
  Season 1
Jan 6, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 24, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022

Arrival Thursday, Sunday
Season 2
Apr 1, 2022 - May 29, 2022
Sep 30, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022

Arrival Thursday, Sunday
Season 3
May 30, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022

Arrival Thursday, Sunday
Lagos
Double room p. P. 59.00 75.00 85.00
Surcharge single room 45.00 45.00 45.00
Tavira
Double room p. P. 49.00 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 45.00 59.00 59.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Airport transfer Faro – Lagos (max. 4 persons), costs EUR 110 per ride, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance.
Infos

Arrival / Departure:

  • Faro Airport. By bus to Faro train station and then by train to Lagos in approx. 2 hours.
  • Return journey by bus or train from Tavira to Faro airport in approx. 1.5 hours (1x change) or taxi ride approx. EUR 40, duration about 30 minutes.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Fares for public transport, approx. EUR 10 per person
  • Boat trip Tavira Island – Tavira, approx. EUR 2 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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