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Via Algarviana: - The Algarve Way - Self Guided

Recommended season: September till June

 Please Select number of days while booking. (Choice of 14 days, 8 days East or West, or 5 days) See Itinerarys below.

Costs: 14 Day: €1725 (SS €640) 8 Day West: €978 (SS €390)

8 Day East: €905 (SS €265) 5 Day: €485 (SS €150)

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The Via Algarviana is one of the Algarve’s best kept secrets. It is a long distance trail (300km long) and perfect for walking, that runs from Alcoutim, in the Eastern Algarve  all the way across the region to the western tip at Cape St. Vincent, near Sagres and crossing the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. The whole trail takes around 14 days to complete, or you can opt for shorter walk or treks.  It follows a meandering, rural route through the Serra do Caldeirão and Serra de Monchique - perfect for a walking holiday in the Algarve.

The route crosses all nine municipalities in the Algarve (Alcoutim, Castro Marim, Tavira, S. Brás de Alportel, Loulé, Silves, Monchique, Lagos and Vila do Bispo). Most of the route is fairly off the beaten track, although there are some smaller sections that are closer to busier roads. Starting near to the Spanish border and the Guadianna river the path crosses the tranquil countryside of the East Algarve. The central section of the Via Algarviana meanders around more fertile countryside near Alte, Salir and Silves. Heading towards Monchique the path rises, rises, rises towards Picota and Foía – the highest point in the Algarve at 902m. Then it’s down towards Sagres and the Atlantic with its crashing waves and beautiful sunsets.

Highlights
•    Choice of walks along the Via Algarviana from Alcoutim to Sagres in the very south of Portugal.
•    Includes various luxury accommodations each night in rural Guesthouses and hotels.
•    Meals are included and are home made by the locals!
•    Your luggage is transferred for you so you can just bring a small backpack along the way.
•    Pickup and drop off from Faro airport, also internal transfers along the trail.
•    Discover wonderful parts of the Algarve.
•    Pickup and drop off to and from trails.
•    Explore the wildlife in this excellent bird watching region.
•    Walk carefree in the knowledge that all your accommodation is pre booked.

Our price we include 2€/person/day as a donation for a local NGO, for the maintenance of the trails!


 Please Select number of days while booking. (Choice of 14 days, 8 days East or West, or 5 days) See Itinerarys below.

Costs: 14 Day: €1,725 (SS €640) 8 Day West: €978 (SS €390) 8 Day East: €905 (SS €265) 5 Day: €485 (SS €150)

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Included in costs
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Great Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Evening meals
  • Packed lunch for the walking days
  • luggage transport between walking stages
  • maps / guide book
  • insurance

Does Not Include:

  • Flights

Flights fly direct daily from Dublin to Faro Airport.


14 Day ITINERARY:

Complete Via Algarviana from Alcoutim to Cape S. Vincent - €1,725PPS (SS €640)

N.B In this program we skip some parts in the middle, which are not so nice or very difficult.

Day 1: Transfer from Faro airport to Alcoutim village. Accommodation: Brisas Guadiana rural house

Day 2: Walk from Alcoutim to Balurcos.

Distance: 24.2 km, Approx: 7hr via algarviana person
Accumulated climb: 610m, Accumulated descent: 420m
Difficulty level: Difficult
Accommodation: Vale Hortas rural house

Day 3: Walk Balurcos to furnazinhas.

Distance: 14.3 km, Approx: 4hr
Accumulated climb: 330m, Accumulated descent: 349m
Difficulty level: Easy
Accommodation: Casa Lavrador rural house

Day 4: Walk Furnazinhas to Vaqueiros.

Distance: 20.3 km, Approx: 6hr
Accumulated climb: 389m, Accumulated descent: 327m
Difficulty level: somewhat difficult
Accommodation: Casas Aldeia rural house

Day 5: Walk Vaqueiros to Cachopo. Transfer to Vaqueiros.

Distance: 14.8 km, Approx: 4hr
Accumulated climb: 543m, Accumulavia algarviana monchiqueted descent: 410m
Difficulty level: somewhat difficult
Accommodation: Casas Aldeia rural house

Day 6: Walk from Cachopo to Parizes Transfer to Cachopo.

Distance: 15.1 km, Approx: 5hr
Accumulated climb: 823m, Accumulated descent: 480m
Difficulty level: somewhat difficult
Accommodation: Tia Bia

Day 7: Walk B. Velho to Salir.

Distance: 14.9 km, Approx: 5hr
Accumulated climb: 269m, Accumulated descent: 526m
Difficulty level: Easy
Accommodation: Casa da Mãe rural house

Day 8: Walk Salir to Alte. Transfer to Caldas Monchique hotel

Distance: 16.2 km, Approx: 5hr
Accumulated climb: 301m, Accumulated descent: 340m via algarviana portugal
Difficulty level: Easy
Accommodation: Caldas Monchique hotel

Day 9: Walk Caldas Monchique to Monchique (10km)

Day 10: Walk Monchique to Marmelete.

Distance: 14.7 km, Approx: 4hr
Accumulated climb: 696m, Accumulated descent: 761m
Difficulty level: Somewhat Difficult
Accommodation: Horta do Zé rural house

Day 11: Walk Marmelete to Bensafrim.

Distance: 30 km, Approx: 7hr
Accumulated climb: 442m, Accumulated descent: 798m
Difficulty level: Somewhat Difficult
Accommodation: Rural house

Day 12: Walk Bensafrim to Vila do Bispo.

Via Algarviana signsDistance: 30.1 km, Approx: 8hr
Accumulated climb: 538m, Accumulated descent: 480m
Difficulty level: Difficult
Accommodation: Mira Sagres hotel

Day 13: Walk Vila do Bispo to Cape S. Vincent. - Finish

Distance: 16.6 km, Approx: 5hr
Accumulated climb: 160m, Accumulated descent: 211m
Difficulty level: Easy
Accommodation: Casa Azul hotel

Day 14: Transfer to Faro airport

 


8 Days Self Guided in West of Via Algarviana - €978PPS (SS €390)

Day 1 Transfer from Faro airport to Caldas de Monchique. Accommodation caldas Monchique
Day 2 walk from Caldas Monchique to Monchique.Accommodation in Descansa Pernas house
Day 3 walk from Monchique to Marmelete. Accommodationin Horta do Ze rural house
Day 4 Roundwalk in Marmelete (10km). Accommodationin Horta do Ze rural house
Day 5 walk from Marmelete to bensafrim. Accommodationin rural house
Day 6 Walk from bensafrim to Vila do Bispo. Accommodationin Mira Sagres Hotel
Day 7 Walk from Vila do Bispo to Cape S. Vincent. Accommodation Casa Azul in Sagres
Day 8 Transfer to Faro airport

 


8 Days Self Guided in East of Via Algarviana - €905PPS (SS €265)

Day 1 Transfer from Faro to Alcoutim. Accommo Brisas Guadiana Via algarviana light house
Day 2 Walk from Alcoutim to Balurcos (17km). Accommo Vale Hortas
Day 3 Walk Balurcos to furnazinhas (15km). Accommo. Casa Lavrador
Day 4 Walk Furnazinhas to Vaqueiros (20km). Accommo. Casas Aldeia
Day 5 Walk Vaqueiros to Cachopo. Transfer to Vaqueiros. Accommo. Casas Aldeia
Day 6 Transfer to Cachopo. Walk from Cachopo to Parizes (15km) (Tia Bia)
Day 7 Walk B. Velho to Salir (15km). Accomo. Casa da Mãe
Day 8 Transfer to Faro airport


5 days in center ALgarve / Via Algarviana - €485PPS (SS €150)

Day 1 Transfer from Faro airport to Loulé. Accommodation Loulé JArdim Hotel
Day 2 Walk from Loulé to Querença (14km). Accommodation Monte dos Avos rural house
Day 3 Round walk in Querença (12km). Accommodation Monte dos Avos rural house
Day 4 Walk Querença to Salir (10km). Accommodation Casa da Mãe rural house
Day 5 Transfer to airport

 


 

IMPORTANT  INFORMATION FOR THE TRAVELLER.

GETTING THERE:

The region is situated between Lisbon and the Algarve and is served by Lisbon and Faro airports.

N.B. On these tours we have organised your pickup from Faro Airport.

By Plane: The region is served by Lisbon and Faro airports. Lisbon Airport is ideal for getting to the northern part of the region and Faro airport is ideal for the southern area. However the transportation options and the accessibility from Lisbon are more flexible and comprehensive. It is possible to fly to Lisbon and Faro from the major European capitals.

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WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

JUST A GUIDE TO HELP YOU ALONG YOUR WAY… (for the day walks)

  • Walking boots
  • Rain Gear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun Cream
  • Small bag pack
  • Insect repellent
  • Small first aid kit, plasters for feet blisters.

 

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Cancellation Policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 7 days in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 2 weeks in advance.
  • A cancellation fee of 25% applies for cancellations made less than 4 weeks in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 4 or more weeks in advance.

Our price we include 2€/person/day as a donation for a local NGO, for the maintenance of the trails! as a sustainable measure for the protection of these routes!

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