Located in Portugal’s southernmost region is the beautiful Algarve coastline. Known for its whitewashed fishing villages, golden stretches of sand and scalloped turquoise-fringed bays, the region is blessed with a warm, sun-drenched climate nearly all year round, making it perfect for walking & cycling. Its rugged coastlines stretch for over 60km, from the Moorish old town of Faro along the west to the spectacular fishing village of Cacela Velha in the east. Discover this enchanting area of Portugal for yourself on our Algarve cycling & walking holidays.
On our Walking Portugal’s Coast and Beaches trip, discover the most hidden shores that have remained largely untouched by tourism. Beginning in the picture-perfect town of Vila Nova de Milfontes, this Algarve walking holiday takes you along quiet cliff trails in the region of Alentejo, that only the locals know towards the best beaches, authentic villages and sleepy traditional fishing towns.
Another Algarve holiday that allows you to explore Europe’s most southwesterly point at Cabo de Sao Vicente is our Self-Guided Walking the Algarve’s South West trip. Take a tranquil walk through the Carrapateira and Sinceira valleys, walk among eucalyptus trees and citrus orchards to Vila do Bispo and end the adventure overlooking Sagres’ impressive fortress, for an Algarve walking holiday to remember.
Algarve Walking & Cycling
8 DaysfromUSD 2,179
Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)
Go beyond the Algarve and explore Portugal's pristine coastal trails
I nearly didn’t go on this trip as I prefer longer walks with more challenge, however I’m really glad I went! Who can fail to enjoy themselves where there’s a beautiful view everywhere you look, the weather is wonderful (22 degrees on average over Easter when I was there) and the paths and walking is varied. Even if you’re used to doing level 4 or higher graded walks I still think there’s much to enjoy and yo’d be missing out by omitting it because it’s a level 2. The guides (Luis and Francisco) were helpful without being bossy, knowledgeable without labouring the point and just really easy company.
Hikes along the coastline provided stunning views, coastal breezes, sounds of waves and pristine beaches. Francisco shared his extensive knowledge of the fauna and birds of the region and engaged the group in discussions on the environment. We enjoyed great food and wine and the visits to the Vicentino Vineyard and Junior Jacques Distillery were highlights!
Having spent a couple of days in Lisbon arranged by ourselves prior to the start of the holiday, we joined up with the group tour back at Lisbon Airport at the start of the trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the week walking along the cliff tops and down to the beaches; the group was so friendly and dynamic. This was a full group with 15 people which really added something with people from other parts of the UK, US, and Canada. Francisco and Ines were amazing and probably two of the best leaders we have ever had on a group holiday; they were very thorough with their briefings and couldn’t do enough for us all. Their knowledge of the flora and fauna was very extensive, and what they weren’t sure of they looked it up instantly in a reference book! The three hotels we stayed in were all very good quality. The weather was fantastic, sunshine every day with a cooling breeze.