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 – www.lendwithcare.org

 
WALKS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HEARTS SING!

Saturday February 23 – Let’s walk from Porto do Mos
An easy walk through countryside and back along the clifftops with stunning coastal views
13.30pm start – meet in the carpark at Porto do Mos. Drive to Lagos and follow signs for the ‘centro’. Drive along the main avenida by the marina and follow the road up to the ‘Ball’ roundabout, here take the 3rd exit and follow the signs for Porto do Mos, the road ends at the carpark. Julie 965 753 033

Tuesday February 26 – 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.
10.00am 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. Julie 965 753 033

Tuesday March 5 – Let’s Walk from Purgatorio, Paderne
This is a great and really interesting walk on the Barrocal where the spring flowers should be appearing. The walk is 2.5 hours long and there is one short climb but the views are worth every extra puff.
10.00am start meet at the Cafe Ines, Purgatorio. 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 you arrive at another t – junction where you will see the Purgatorio sign. We will meet here, the cafe is hidden behind white gates on the right. Julie 965 753 033

Saturday March 9 – Let’s Walk from Parragil
An inspiring walk in this little known part of the Algarve, walking on the Barrocal. Just over 2 hours of moderate walking.
13.30pm start – meet in the centre of Parragil. From the EN125 at Boliqueime take the road for Loule. Cross the A22 and after passing the quarry turn left direction Alte. After 500m at T-junction go left and 200m you come to the centre of Parragil, cafes to left and right Chris 913 011 537

Tuesday March 12 – Let’s Walk to the Windmills
A moderately easy walk of just over 2 hours behind the village of Sta Barbara de Nexe climbing up to the windmills where you have stunning views to the coast.
10.30am start – meet at the cafe opposite the church in Sta Barbara de Nexe. From A22, J13, Loule Sul exit to Loule, 1km turn right to Santa Barbara. From N125 get onto the Faro-Loule road, proceed north under A22, after 1km turn right to Santa Barbara. Chris 913 011 537

Saturday March 16 – Let’s Walk from Monchique
A moderately easy 2 hour walk through the valleys to the east of Monchique town.
13.30pm start – meet at Cerca da Rita. Drive to Monchique and at the roundabout on the edge of town take the first exit right, direction Alferce. Follow the road for about 3km when you will see a sign to the left ‘Cerca da Rita’, turn here and follow the road down to a junction with a large clearing under the trees, we will meet here. Julie 965 753 033

More great walks to come……

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 90€

5 – 8 people 150€

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