Portugal's Algarve has long been known for its picturesque beaches, lively towns and laid back lifestyle. Away from the tourist centres there is a huge interior that sees very few visitors and a spectacular coastline that remains unspoilt. This walking route offers a wide variety of terrain from mountains and cliff tops, to valleys and coastal ridges. En route view the wonderful diverse flora and fauna and experience first hand the friendliness of the local people. Staying in handpicked family hotels there is plenty of time in the evening to soak up the atmosphere of traditional villages.
DAY 1 Arrival in the Algarve, transfer to Silves DAY 2 Walk along the 'levada' and through orange groves (4hrs) DAY 3 Ascend the second highest peak Picota (774m) for stunning views, overnight Monchique (5hrs) DAY 4 An easier day walking through the valley around Monchique (4hrs) DAY 5 Bird watching, medieval forts, coastal paths and Roman ruins are highlights of the walk today to Salema (4hrs) DAY 6 Walk through Cape St Vincent National Park along ancient tracks to Sagres (5hrs) DAY 7 Walk to the 'end of the world' or Cape St Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Europe, overnight Sagres (5hrs) DAY 8 Trip concludes
Daily departures from 1 Mar to 31 Oct
High season is from Apr to Jun & Sep and a supplement applies.
*7 breakfasts *7 nights accommodation in 3-4 star family run hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *luggage transfer *transfer as per itinerary *arrival and departure transfer *information pack including route notes & maps *emergency hotline