Walking in the Algarve
From the coasts to the hills, the Algarve has thousands of kilometres of beautiful walking trails that span from the Spanish border in the east to Portugal’s version of Land’s End at Europe’s most south-westerly point.
Taking in two natural parks on the way, as well as beautifully rustic seaside scenes and hilltop vistas, walking in the Algarve can be something spectacular. It’s well set-up too, with the 300-kilometre Via Algarviana trail running from eastern inland Alcoutim to the western coastal tip at Cape St Vincent. This well-maintained path is suitable for cycling as well as hiking.
Or you could beat your own drum and make a track through forests of fragrant eucalyptus and cork, past the forgotten monasteries and castles of the Algarve.