West Algarve Based In Portimão - Self Guided Walking Tour (1601S)_260406


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West Algarve Based In Portimão - Self Guided Walking Tour

time-raw1 weeks
Starting point
Faro Airport
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

This week-long walking tour is based in Portimão, a town known for its old quarter, busy marina and proximity to many beautiful beaches! Get ready to explore the very best of the Algarve on foot as you walk along spectacular cliffs, over volcanic hills, and limestone escarpments, soaking up the flora and fauna as you go!

What to expect?

DAY 1 - Arrival in Faro

DAY 2- Rocha Delicada Walk

  • This walk is centered on the Alvor estuary. This protected natural haven contains a wide array of habitats. The walk uses quiet paths and lanes to take us through a variety of landscapes from salt marshes, farmland, pastures and orchards. We can contemplate the ever-changing shades of blue and green along the secluded inner lagoon, as well as the beautiful Rocha Delicada (‘Delicate’ or ‘Elegant Rock’), an ochre promontory formed during the Miocene period.
    Embedded in its calcareous rock face, it is possible to detect some marine fossils from this remote period, mainly composed of oyster, scallop and clam specimens.

DAY 3 - Ferragudo Walk

  • From Ferragudo´s Light House we follow a stunning coastline westwards to Portimão & Praia da Rocha. We visit en route the charming and very traditional village of Ferragudo before continuing into Portimão itself to finish at the stunning Praia da Rocha.

DAY 4 - Figueira Walk

  • This imaginatively designed walk enables us to visit and appreciate an area hidden from normal tourism, giving us an insight into the traditional Algarvian way of life as we walk through ancient farmland, smallholdings and the “dry” orchards so typical of this area, to finish in the attractive village of Mexilhoeira Grande.

DAY 5 - Free day

  • This is an ideal opportunity to relax and enjoy the attractions of the Algarve. You can walk/tour independently, or visit local places of interest.

DAY 6 - Alvor Rocha Walk

  • Fantastic coastal walk taking in the superb sandy beaches and dramatic headlands between Alvor and Portimão, including the much-photographed beach at Praia da Rocha. The rock strata are particularly varied and very colorful, from white limestone to red sandstone. These different rocks support a wide variety of flora and, in spring, there are impressive displays of wildflowers.

DAY 7 - Vale de Lama

  • Starting from the village of Odiáxere we walk through gentle countryside to the salt pans on the Alvor Estuary with its abundant bird life. We then parallel the extensive Lagos beach where, at any time, we can drop down to the sea for a rest and a swim. We crown the day with a visit to Lagos with its beautiful waterfront and old historic center.

DAY 8 - Individual departure or extra days

  • At a convenient time, departure to Faro Airport / Faro Train station / Faro Bus station.

What is included?

  • 7 nights accommodation in a twin room (3 stars hotel)
  • 7 buffet breakfasts at the hotel
  • Ground transportation
  • English-speaking guides

Is this experience for me?

  • Perfect for seasoned walkers
  • Also good for those new to long distance walking (plenty of breaks)
  • Ideal for outdoor fans and nature enthusiasts

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
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