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THE AUTHENTIC ALGARVE WALKING TOUR

8 days
Relaxed walking holiday, taking you from the sunniest coast of the Algarve through historic towns and authentic villages to the wild frontier of the Guadiana river.

Highlights

The Great Guadiana Route | Hotels with gardens and swimming pools | Unspoiled beaches with warm water | Vila Real Santo Antonio | Lake district | Castro Marim | Rich historical heritage | Unspoiled fields full of birds and flowers | Alcoutim |

Day 1

Arrive at the first base of our tour, the pretty and historic medieval town of Alcoutim which was part of the defensive line on the border with Spain.

Day 2

The route explores the cultural heritage of the beautiful Castles in Alcoutim and its Spanish neighbour Sanlucar, just across the river. Explore our secret smugglers trail with amazing views. 13,5 Km 4 hours

Day 3

Your route will take you on a panoramic walk of the Alcoutim area, through beautiful fields and forests full of flowers. You can explore an ancient copper mine established by the Romans. 15,8 Km 4 hours

Day 4

We walk to our second base of the tour, the quiet and historic medieval town of Castro Marim. It´s 12th century castle was the headquarters of the Knights Templar.

Is this really the Algarve you say? The river reminds me of the Douro without the vineyards, but with so many yachts and it´s warm! 18,9 Km 5 hours

Day 5

You can rest today, why not try a local foodie experience?

Day 6

The route takes you through quiet back roads lined by orange, fig, olive and carob trees to the picturesque Lake district. 16,3 Km 4 hours

Day 7

The last walk takes you to the charming eighteenth century town of Vila Real Santo Antonio, along spectacular tracks hugging the salt pans and forests to amazing beaches in the nature reserve. 20,8 km 5 hours

Day 8

After breakfast travel to Faro Airport for your flight back home.

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Prices per person sharing a room

  • 595 € per person

More info: Including bed and breakfast accommodation, luggage transfers, maps and guides of the area. With local back-up service.