West Algarve - Lagos

The West Algarve has spectacular cliffs and maritime scenery, and its varied geology produced a rich range of landscapes, from volcanic hills to dramatic limestone escarpments. This diversity is complemented by the local flora and fauna that flourishes in its mild sunny winters and long hot summers. All this, combined, makes walking here fascinating.

The programmed walks are designed to offer a good mix of coastal and inland scenery, so that you too can discover the huge welcoming heart of the Algarve.

This tour will be based in Lagos, a city that, from early on, was a gateway to the Mediterranean.

It was from its wide bay, encircled by the fine sands of Meia Praia that Gil Eanes set off, the first to round Cape Bojador; it was here that privateers like Sir Francis Drake hid, and galleons full of gold and precious stones from the Americas or spices from the India put into port.

The stretch of wall bordering the marginal (waterfront) is beautiful and in the old town you can find shops, restaurants, tons of history and culture. Last but not least, Lagos comes alive at night with street artists and bars for every taste with live music.

Praia da Luz, Barão de S. João, Barão de S. Miguel, Vale da Lama, Rocha Delicada, Mexilhoeira Grande, Burgau
A fantastic itinerary of walks, developed and perfected by local resident Portuguese tour leaders, very knowledgeable of the region.
The hospitality and warmth from the local population, whilst enjoying dining out at local restaurants every evening.

The tour includes

Accommodation vouchers in the chosen regime

Rent-a-car vouchers for duration of stay

Emergency contact numbers (24h hot line)

General information on your holiday, gastronomy and history of the region

Suggestions of local restaurants and places of interest to visit

Detailed walking maps and descriptions of the walks

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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