Guided Walks – Algarve



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. The walks are friendly and international; we have walkers from many different countries. Please remember the following:

  • Wear shoes suitable for country walking
  • Bring a sense of humour

Tuesday, February 7 – Lets Walk from Bensafrim
A brilliant moderate walk of just over 2hours through totally unspoilt countryside with a truly rural feel (not a golf course or hotel in sight!). There are some ups and downs but nothing too onerous!
10.00 am 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. Chris 913 011 537

Tuesday, February 14 – Let’s Walk the Pinheiro Valley
A moderately easy walk (just over 2 hours) in the foothills with some climbs but there are fantastic views down to the coast. This walk will allow you to discover an area that you would never see on your own. It is well off the beaten track.
10.00 am start – meet at the cafe Retiro dos Pescadores (37.2137329, -8.3951066). Drive into Silves over the bridge and go right At the next roundabout take the 1st exit and drive for 5.5km, when after an old factory on the right you will see a sign for ‘Pedreira’ to the left. Turn and drive for 500m at the fork, go left and the cafe is just there on the left. Chris 913 011 537

Friday, February 17 – Let’s Walk from Amendoeira
An easy / moderate walk of just over 2.5 hours through parts of the Merces river valley, with some good views and great countryside.
10.00am start meet at the cafe Mateus (37.174644, -7.964531) in the centre of the village. Drive to Loule and take the ring road around the town and then the exit for Querenca / Barranco Velho (EN396). After about 4.5km turn right for Amendoeira and follow the road into the village, the cafe is almost in the centre on the left but is quite hidden! Chris 913 011 537
Tuesday, February 21  – Let’s Walk from Purgatorio
Walking through the low hills west of Paderne, giving wonderful 360 views to enjoy. Just over 2.5 hours of moderately easy walking.
10.00 am start – meet at the snack bar Ines (37.176231, -8.212000). From the EN125 take the old Lisbon road IC1 and then the first exit for Tunes and Paderne and at the t – junction turn right. Follow the road for about 5km passing under the motorway and just before you arrive at another T – junction you will see large white gates on the right, the cafe is hidden away behind the gates. Julie 965 753 033

Tuesday, February 28 – Let’s Walk along the river near Silves
One of our most popular walks that never disappoints. 2 hours of fairly easy walking with one gentle climb, the walk takes you along the banks of the Arade and Odelouca rivers.
10.00 am start – meet at the Mira Rio cafe on the road between Silves and Monchique. From the EN125 take the road to Silves, turn left to cross the bridge into Silves. Once across the bridge turn left at the lights and follow the road for 5km – the cafe in on the left on a bend. Chris 913 011 537

More great walks to come………



Chris, Julie and Sean