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
Tuesday January 15 – Let’s Walk from Vale de Telheiro
Another beautiful walk on the limestone Barrocal, just over 2 hours and fairly easy.
10.00am start – meet at the cafe with no name. Drive to Loule and follow signs for Salir using the ring road. At the roundabout for Boliqueime, take the Boliqueime exit and then the road immediately right (sign for Vale da Telheiro). Drive for 3km on this road, café on left (Delta coffee sign). Chris 913 011 537
Tuesday January 22 – Let’s Walk through Orange Groves near Silves
A beautiful and interesting moderately easy 2.5 hour walk through the orange growing area close to Silves.
10.00am start – meet at the Cafe Casinhas. Drive to Silves, cross over the bridge and turn right. At the roundabout take the first exit and drive for about 300m when you will see a road to the right with a blue sign for ‘turismo rural’. Turn here and drive for about 4km when after crossing a bridge you will soon see the cafe on your right. Chris 913 011 537
Tuesday January 29 – Let’s Walk through Almond Blossom
A moderate walk of about 2.5 hours through orchards of almond trees and up on the barrocal limestone with stunning views.
10.00am start – meet at the cafe in the centre of the village. From the EN125 – drive to Boliqueime and in the centre follow the signs for the A22 after 1.5km turn left towards Loule. After the quarry turn left for Alte and after 500m at the T-junction turn left again. Now follow the road for about 10km, when you come to the village of Alta Fica, drive through the village and 1km further on there is a turn to the right for Nave de Barao. Follow the road to the village and the cafe is on the right. Chris 913 011 537
Tuesday February 5 – Let’s Walk around the Funcho Reservoir
This walk takes you along the margins of the Funcho lake, some ups and downs and parts of the track are quite stony but the flora and views are spectacular!
10.00am start – meet in the centre of Pedreira. Go north on the IC1 toward Lisbon and exit for Messines and Silves. Follow signs for Silves, after 2.5km there is a road to the right for Amorosa – turn here. Stay on this road, drive through Amorosa, pass a turn to the left for Vale Fuzeiros and 500m further you come to the hamlet of Pedreira and a cross roads, meet here – there is plenty of parking but no cafe. Chris 913 011 537
Saturday February 9 – Let’s Walk from Poco Barretto
An easy flat walk through the rice fields (home to a good variety of birds) and orange groves, about 2 hours long.
13.00 pm start – meet at the cafe Sustelo opposite the train station at Poco Baretto. Poco Baretto is on the main road between Silves and Algoz, with the train station on the right. Chris 913 011 537.
Tuesday February 12 – Lets walk from Vale Judeu
A fairly easy walk of about 2.5 hours with the option of climbing up to the Pedra da Agua windmill with superb views over the countryside.
10.00am start – meet opposite the primary school. From the EN 125 going towards Faro turn left 500m after the Vilamoura lights towards Vale Judeu. After 1.5km turn right into the village and the school is on the left (cafe on right). Chris 913 011 537
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: email@example.com