Atlantic Algarve Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £529 per person
Walking Tour Highlights
• Explore the vast landscape of the Algarve region
• Famous for it’s beautiful beaches and marvellous coastal scenery
• Discover sleepy villages surrounded by olive groves
• Visit the Reserva Natural do Sapal which is famous for its flamingoes
• Walking holiday suitable for those with basic fitness levels
Walking Route Features
Daily tours with a walking time between 3.5 and a maximum of 4.5 hours can easily be managed with a good basic fitness level. You walk on walking paths and forest trails through unspoilt nature in the Algarve region and its nature reserves.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st Day: Individual journey to Tavira
Arrival at Faro and transfer to Tavira. This little coastal town has a very long and beautiful sandy beach to offer, the town centre is full of interesting buildings and is home of a fish market, which we highly recommend.
2nd Day: Circular Walk to Cacela Velha & Cabanas
A comfortable walk along the coast, starting in the old village of Velha, takes you along deserted paths to the charming fishing village Cabanas.
There fishing is still in full swing and an ideal lunch place to enjoy observing the busy life on the water. Through several salt pans, in which numerous wild animals dwell, you walk back to Tavira.
Details: approx. 4 hours | 14 km | Up 50 m / Down 50 m.
3rd Day: Circular Walk ‚Ceramica’
Today’s tour takes you into a fertile village, which is well-known for the production of traditional ceramic tiles. You walk across small cultivation areas for various types of vegetables, olive-, carob-, almonds- and fig trees.
Continue through lush lemon and orange groves, as well as along fragrant flowering meadows.
Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 15 km | Up 100 m / Down 205 m.
4th Day: Day of Rest
A perfect opportunity to relax in the hotel or to visit the sights of Tavira. A very special experience is the bird watching in the moor and swamp area of the ‚Reserva Natural do Sapal’, which is famous for its flamingoes.
5th Day: Circular Walk to Vila Real de Santo António
This idyllic walk leads you along the coast to the Spanish border. From Altura you walk through pine forests on narrow snaking paths and after that on deserted unspoilt beaches to the Rio Guadiana estuary, the river which separates Portugal from Spain.
Your Day 5 Finish is the charming town Vila Real de Santo António, which offers plenty of interesting cultural history and architecture.
Details: approx. 3 hours | 11 km | Up 10 m / Down 20 m.
6th Day: Circular Walk ‚Fishing Village Fuzeta’
To the West of Tavira you find the fishing village Fuzeta, the starting point of your tour. You walk through salt pans, past little villages with colourful houses and gardens. We recommend you enjoy a nice break in one of the little cafés along the banks of the quietly flowing river Ria.
Details: approx. 4 hours | 16 km | Up 20 m / Down 20 m.
7th Day: Circular Walk ‚Ilha de Tavira’
For the finale of your week of walking along the Algarve, you discover the island of Tavira, home of the region’s most beautiful sandy beaches and the extensive nature reserve Ria Formosa.
It is true holiday bliss to amble along these beaches and marvel at little fishing villages like Santa Luzia, where countless fishing boats are bobbing gently up and down on the waters of the canal.
Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 17 km | Up 10 m / Down 10 m.
8th Day: Individual departure or extra days
Daily tours with a walking time between 3.5 and a maximum of 4.5 hours can easily be managed with a good basic fitness level. You walk on walking paths and forest trails through unspoilt nature in the Algarve region and its nature reserves
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Atlantic Algarve tour stays in Hotel Porta Nova carefully chosen for its location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- 7x overnight stays as stated above, breakfast included
– If half-board: buffet style dinner (Supplement Payable)
– Transfers according to programme
– Transfer from/to airport
– Detailed travel and tour documents
– Carefully elaborated route description
– Service hotline
Arrival at Faro airport. Organised transfer to start hotel and return transfer to the airport at the end of the tour, included in tour price.
Atlantic Algarve, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast with half board as an optional upgrade.
2018 Walking Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.01. – 30.04. | 01.11. – 28.12.2018
Season 2: 01.05. – 20.06.2017 | 13.09. – 01.10.2018
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price, and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: £529
Single Supplement: £169
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