Guided Walks – Algarve


We organise a programme of 2 – 3 hour guided walks which change 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 support: and


Tuesday, October 4 – Lets Walk from Fontes Grandes, Alte
A slightly more challenging but beautiful walk through the typical limestone Barrocal with amazing views, almost 2.5 hours.
10.00 am start – meet at the Quiosque Olho de Boi at Fontes Grandes, Alte, (GPS 37.238774, -8.168628). On the EN124 from Alte towards Salir the Fontes is signed on the left. Follow the signs. and you will arrive at the Fontes with the small Quiosque on your right. Sean & Diane 925 637 121

Tuesday, October 11 – Lets Walk from Paderne
An interesting circular walk along the Quarteira river valley  passing below Paderne Castle – fairly easy, no hard climbs and just over 2 hours.
10.00 am start – meet in the car park in front of the football stadium in Paderne (GPS37.175625, -8.204024) As you drive into Paderne from the N395 you first pass the sports complex and then arrive at the football stadium and car park on the right. Julie 965 753 033

Friday, October 14 – Let’s Walk around Funcho Lake
A walk of almost 3 hours through totally unspoilt countryside and along the sides of Funcho lake, moderate with two climbs
10.00 am start, meet at cafe/restaurant O Gralha in Vale Fuzeiros (GPS 37.253421, -8.345560). 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. Or take IC1 Lisbon road and exit for Silves / SB Messines. Follow signs for Silves and after 2.5km turn right for Amorosa and Vale Fuzeiros. Julie 965 753 033

Tuesday, October 18 – Let’s Walk through Orange Groves
A very easy circular walk of about 2.5 hours through the orange groves and small hamlets near Silves, great fun!
10.00 am start – meet at the Snack Bar Oasis close to Alcantarilha Gare (GPS 37.176390, -8.351362) Alcantarilha Gare is on the road between Silves and Algoz and when you arrive you turn to cross the railway line direction Fonte Louseiros. Follow the road uphill and then 250m on your left you will see the snack bar (just after Algarve Removals). Julie 965 753 033

Tuesday, October 25 – Let’s Walk along Cliff tops & through the Wetlands near Burgau
A 2.5 hour circular walk along the cliff tops in the Natural Park and then down to the wonderful Budens wetlands before passing Almadena fort on the return – moderately easy with some ups and downs.
10.00am start, meet in the carpark at Cabanas Velhas beach GPS 37.067074, -8.795624). Take the EN125 from Lagos towards Sagres and after 12km take the road to Burgau. In the centre of Burgau go right towards Almadena Fort and after 2km the track to Cabanas Velhas is on the left. Julie 965 753 033

Friday, October 28 – Let’s Walk from Monchique
A  3 hour circular walk down the valleys to the east of Monchique. Some ups and downs but this walk will show you hidden countryside, well away from busy roads.
10.00am start meet in the carpark but the Descansa Pernas cafe in Monchique. Drive into the centre of Monchique town and at the T-junction turn right, direction Bombeiros. Go past the Bombeiros on your left and the car park is just along on the right. Julie 965 753 033

Tuesday, November 1 – Let’s Walk from Benafim
An amazing walk in this totally unspoilt area, just absolutely wonderful. Fairly easy with one short but steep descent.
10.00am start – meet at the cafe Ponte de Encontro (GPS 37.233363, -8.120849). Benafim is on the main road between Alte and Salir, in the centre of the village you come to a roundabout, go straight over in the direction of Salir and the cafe is just there on the right. Julie 965 753 033.

More great walks to come in November and early December!




Sean, Julie and Chris