Hiking holiday Coastal hiking Algarve
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Lagos
The little coastal town of Lagos welcomes you with its mediterranean flair in the lively alleyways of the historic centre. The bustling crowd at the harbour and the dreamy sandy beach will get you in the right mood for a stupendous holiday.
Black, red and yellow rock formations, sparse plateaus, long drawn-out sandy beaches and breathtaking headlands offer the perfect backdrop for a very special hike.
From tranquil Sagres deserted trails lead you on gently undulating terrain along the coast through the fragrant Macchia. Over rocky steep trails and through glistening bays you finally reach the little village of Figueira.
In the coastal village Burgau you start a fabulous tour totally under the banner of the sea: high cliffs, jagged rocky landscape, cozy bays and gurgling grottos are testimony to the tireless power of the deep-blue waves.
The sound of the waves and the distinctive fragrance of the Atlantic accompany you to the lighthouse situated high up above the spectacular rock cliffs of Ponta da Piedade.
Lagos – Albufeira
From Ferragudo you proceed on an impressive cliff path over steep cliffs, hollowed out limestone formations and hidden sandy beaches all the way to Carvoeiro, where you reward yourself with a break in a beach bar.
Afterwards you continue through the seven hanging valleys, a marvelous coastal trail leading through seven bays past countless rock sculptures all the way to the Praia da Marinha.
Albufeira – Faro
Always along the beach through dunes and lagoons on winding paths through the nature reserve on the coast, where you get to marvel at numerous bird species, the mudflat and the ocean from the viewing towers. On the renowned Ludo-Trail you cross the bridge over to the island of Faro, a long drawn-out sandy strip, which invites you to an extensive rest and pitstop.
Faro – Tavira
A short train journey takes you into the fishing village Fuzeta, the start of the tour. Glistening salt basins, little villages with colorful houses and blooming orchards line your path. At the shores of the slowly flowing river Ria Formosa you proceed on the edge of the lagoon through the nature park until the island of Tavira.
Past the ‚Anchor Cemetery‘ via the fine sandy beach all the way to the Northern end of the island, from where you take a boat into the ‚Venice of the Algarve‘, the historic little town of o Tavira.
You embark on an idyllic route along the coast to the Eastern end of the Algarve to the Spanish border. Over gentle dunes, through fragrant pine forests and on deserted beaches you proceed to the Rio Guadiana estuary, which separates Portugal from Spain. Day Finish of the route is the charming little hamlet of Vila Real de Santo António, which will delight you with its historic background and enchanting architecture.
Departure or extension
Throughout you walk on well-maintained paths, on sandy and rocky trails, as well as on steep paths along the cliffs, partly also on gravel roads. For the hiking tours with a walking time of up to 5.5 hours a good basic fitness level and surefootedness for the, in parts, rocky paths along the cliffs are necessary. Along stunning coastal paths, you discover the diversity of the East- and West coast of the Algarve.
| Season 1 |
05.01.2023 - 25.03.2023
29.10.2023 - 09.12.2023
| Season 2 |
26.03.2023 - 27.05.2023
01.10.2023 - 28.10.2023
| Season 3 |
28.05.2023 - 30.09.2023
|Coastal hiking, 8 days, PO-AGWLT-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge single room||549.-||549.-||549.-|
Category: 4* hotels with pool
| Season 1 |
Jan 5, 2023 - Mar 25, 2023
Oct 29, 2023 - Dec 9, 2023
| Season 2 |
Mar 26, 2023 - May 27, 2023
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 28, 2023
| Season 3 |
May 28, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
|Extra night double room (BB)||75.-||99.-||129.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||150.-||174.-||204.-|
|Extra night double room (BB)||65.-||89.-||119.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||140.-||164.-||194.-|
- 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Daily luggage transfers
- Transfers according to program
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Travel documents (1x per room)
- App for Navigation and GPS-data available
- Service hotline
- Reservation fee of CHF 15.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Fares for public transport, approx. CHF 9.- per person
- Boat trip Tavira Island – Tavira, approx. CHF 5.- per person
Airport transfer Faro – Lagos CHF 119.- per ride (up to 4 people), Tavira – airport Faro CHF 59.- per ride (up to 4 people), reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance
- Faro Airport, by bus to Faro train station and then by train (www.cp.pt/passageiros/pt) to Lagos in approx. 2 hours
- Return journey by bus or train from Tavira to Faro airport in approx. 1.5 hours (1x change) or taxi ride approx. CHF 45.-, duration about 30 minutes
- The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.
- Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.