Guided Walks – Algarve

Algarve

We organise a programme of 2 – 3 hour guided walks which changes monthly, everyone is very welcome to come along and there is no need to book. There is a charge of 5 euro for each walk which includes a donation to charity (we are actively sponsoring 3 children in third world countries).

 

 WALKS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HEARTS SING! 

Friday February 24 – Lets Walk from Conqueiros
A moderate walk of almost 3 hours with one climb and a steepish descent in this little know area north of Messines. A great walk with great scenery and stunning views.10.30am start meet at the cafe Caixero. Drive up the IP 1 and exit for Messines, at the roundabout take the first exit (direction Salir) and at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit towards Messines. After 400m turn right, follow the road under the motorway and after about 1km the cafe is on the right.

Tuesday February 28 – Let’s Walk in the Natural Park
A moderately easy walk of just over 2.5 hours through the Cape St Vincent Natural Park. There are fantastic views both of the sea and countryside.
10.30am start – meet in the centre of Figueira by the bus shelter. Drive on the EN125 from Lagos towards Sagres. At the roundabout just after Budens take the 3rd exit and follow the signs for Figueira. 1km along the road you come to the village and the bus shelter is on the left. Walk leader: Julie 965 753 033

Tuesday March 6 – Let’s Walk from Figueira, near Portimao

A great circular walk through the countryside where people still farm in the traditional way – just over 2.5 hours and moderately easy. 10.30am start meet at the cafes in Figueira. Take the EN125 from Portimao, after 5km turn right for Mexiloheira Grande, then take the first right direction Arao. After 1km at the T-junction turn right direction Figueira and after crossing the bridge go right again and 100m on left you will find 2 cafes. Walk leader: Julie 965 753 033

Friday March 10 – Lets Walk from Querenca                                                    A beautiful circualr walk of about 3 hours to the the Fonte de Benemola and beyond with fabulous spring flowers.10.30am start meet at the Casa de Pasto / Alcino Dias. From Loule follow the signs for ‘Querenca’ and ‘Barranco do Velho’ (N396). After approximately 10km turn left to Querenca and then stay on this road for 2.5km when you will see the café on the left (do not turn left into the village).

Tuesday March 14 – Let’s Walk from Ferragudo                                               Just a stunning circular walk along cliff tops and countryside of about 2.5 hours. Moderately easy with no real climbs but there are ups and downs on the cliff top path. 10.30am start – meet in the central square of Ferragudo. On the EN125 from Lagoa towards Portimao exit for Estombar and Parchal. Continue straight ahead through traffic lights and around roundabouts until you come to the large roundabout with Lidl on the left. Go left and follow signs for Ferragudo

Friday March 17 – Let’s Walk from Bensafrim
A brilliant easy walk of just over 2.5 hours through totally unspoilt countryside where the spring flowers are starting to appear.
10.30am start – meet at the cafe by the mercado in Bensafrim. Take the A22 westwards to the end and go right at the roundabout towards the village. 300m along turn left at the lights where there is a large parking area and the mercado and cafe. If coming from Lagos take the Aljezur road, when you come to Bensafrim drive through the village. The mercado etc is on the right.

Tuesday March 21st – Let’s Walk along the Ribeira Algibre
A moderately easy walk that first climbs above the valley with great views over unspoilt countryside and then back along the Algibre river valley. Flowers everywhere. 10.30am start – meet at the Cafe Reguengos at Ribeira Algibre. From the A22 take the Boliqueime/Loule exit and follow the signs for Loule. After passing the quarry take the first road left and at the T junction turn left and follow the road through the village of Parragil and then down hill for about 2km when you come to R Algibre. Drive over the bridge and 200m further along the cafe is on the left (hidden) almost opposite the turning for Tor.

Tuesday March 28th – Let’s Walk from S Romao
A walk of almost 3 hours through totally unspoilt countryside awash with spring flowers. Moderately easy, there are some stony tracks.
10.30am start meet at the cafe in S Romao. Drive to Loule and then follow the signs for Sao Bras de Alportel (the EN270). Drive towards Sao Bras and after 8km you have a turn to the left for S Romao. Turn and drive up through the hamlet until you come to a cross roads and the cafe is on the right (car park opposite).

Friday March 31st – Let’s Walk around Funcho Lake
A walk of almost 3 hours through totally unspoilt countryside and along the sides of Funcho lake. Moderately easy, 2 short climbs.
10.30am start meet at the cafe in 10.30am start meet at the cafe/restaurant O Gralha in Vale Fuzeiros. From Silves take the road towards Messines and after 9km turn left to Amorosa. Drive through Amorosa on the main road and you will then see a left turn to Vale Fuzeiros. When you come into the village the cafe is 200m along on the right.

More great walks to come in April and May!

PRIVATE GUIDED WALKS

We can provide you with an exclusive walk guide with local extensive knowledge who can take you and your friends for a private walk (3 – 4 hours) in an area of your choice. They will be able to give you a direct insight into the lives and livelihoods of the local people (remember nearly 90% of the Algarve remains unspoilt and undeveloped).

Our charges for this are as follows:

1 – 4 people 80€

5 – 8 people 120€

To book please e-mail us: portugalwalks@gmail.com