Portimão
Location
3 Nights – 2 Stages
Duration
10+
Age
Year-round
Dates
Medium
Physicality

In this Walking Holiday you will visit the Barrocal area, the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the traditional customs of the region, the art that persist in the countryside, historical sites, and much more!

The Algarve is divided into three main regions: the South and the West Litoral facing the Atlantic, the Barrocal and the Serra that connects us to the Alentejo. Your Short Break starts in Portimão, a city with old fishing tradition and gorgeous beaches.

The second night is booked in Albufeira, also a city with old fishing tradition and amazing beaches surrounded with cliffs. The third night you will spend in Faro. Explore the capital of the Algarve and its attractions. The beautiful old town, the ancient Lethes theatre, the Carmo Church and the typical Algarve cuisine (UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage) are a few highlights of the city.

We will start our Hiking at the Barrocal, the transition zone between the coast and the mountains, we find the main supplier of the agricultural products of the Algarve. Following to the south coast we walk through the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, one of the seven nature wonders of Portugal, by its lagoon system and its Sapal area, where we are able to see a huge variety of birds and wildlife.

MEETING POINT Portimão
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:40 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
DURATION 3 nights | 2 stages
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED 4* Hotel Explore the traditional fishing villages while Hiking in Algarve
Visit traditional villages and towns through the Algarve region Discover incredible sights upon the coast of Algarve – Portugal
NOT INCLUDED Tranfer from Airport Meals

In this Short Break Walking Holiday you have the opportunity to experience several products and customs of the region, admire the natural environment, hike through beautiful paths & hills and mingle with the locals. Certainly an experience you will never forget!

Concierge services: We are able to adjust the experience if somehow it does not meet your needs, please contact us and we will tailor a package just for you!

1

Arrival in Faro

(Optional) Transfer from Faro airport (or train/bus station) to the hotel in Portimão, place where you will begin the journey.
2

Barrocal (14.50 km)

We meet the Barrocal, the transition zone between the coast and the mountains, covered with orange groves and fig, carob and almond trees, is for that reason known as Beira-Serra and the main supplier of the agricultural products of the Algarve. The fruity and sweet aromas are a constant and can be observed in each own time the beauty of the blooming orchards and almond blossom.
3

Ria Formosa (15.00 km)

By the sea we walk in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal. This Natural Park is characterized by the presence of sandy coastal dunes that protects a wide lagoon area that stretches along the coast from Ancão to Castro Marim. The combination of sweet water river with the tide of the estuary and salt marshes creates an idyllic and impressive landscape of dunes, islands and unique waterways, which is a natural refuge for life of wild birds.
4

Return to Faro

(Optional) Private departure transfer from the city of Faro to Faro Airport. Or stay a few more extra nights in the unique region of the Algarve.