Algarve Coastal Trails

Self Guided - 7 Days / 6 Nights

The golden cliffs of the Algarve coast are the magnificent setting for this walking holiday. Discover fishing villages and abandoned fortresses reminders of the time when pirates ravaged this coast! The Algarve is a year round destination for walkers due to its mild temperatures in winter.


  • Cape São Vicente, the western-most point of Continental Europe
  • The amazing cliffs in Ponta da Piedade
  • Salema – a picturesque traditional small town
  • Attractive beaches and the beautiful coast of Algarve
  • Traditional food and fresh fish from the Atlantic Coast
  • Lagos - the cosmopolitan and oldest town in the Algarve

Your Journey

Day 1 Arrive Faro or airport.

Transfer to Lagos.

Day 2 Lagos to Luz Beach (13km, + 450m)

Wander Lagos’ old and narrow streets to reach the coastal trail you will follow along cliff tops to the beautiful beach of Luz.

Day 3 Luz to Salema village (13km + 400m)

Walk past small fishing villages and abandoned fortresses to reach Salema. Enjoy the beach and tasty local gastronomy based on fresh ocean fish.

Day 4 Salema circuit walk (9km + 150m or 16,5km + 300m)

Choice of two walks to discover some typical inland villages.

Day 5 Salema to Sagres (11km + 300m or 18km + 650m)

Today is the most spectacular in natural beauty. Cliff top trails lead along an unspoilt coast to deserted secret beaches with lagoons. Arrive at beautiful Baleeira Bay, a beach of fine sand and five small islands which give this place a unique charm.

Day 6 Sagres to Cape S. Vicente – (14km + 200m)

Walk to where the land ends and the sea begins, the south western most point in continental Europe. Return by vehicle transfer.

Day 7

Arrangements end with a transfer to Faro airport.


Moderate - mostly flat with some short climbs. 9-14kms per day.


Breakfast daily.


Please note that pricing is per person in Euros


Low Season: 27 March-13 April, 21 April-26 May: Share twin €1078, Single room supplement €289.
Mid Season Surcharge: 14-20 April, 30 August-26 September: Share twin €80, Single room supplement €419.
High Season Surcharge: 27 June-29 August: Share twin €150, Single room supplement €439.
Winter: 01 November-23 December, 01 January-26 March: Less €200 per person. 27 September-31 October:  Less €100 per person. 


2019: Start any day. July & August are not recommended, as it is very hot for walking.


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