The Algarve is a great choice for a walking holiday for those that like to combine walking with getting to know a new place. Walking on the Algarve is interesting and varied. Despite its small geographical area, the Algarve has a variety of walking possibilities, including coastal walks, walks in the hills and mountains, old trails that run from village to village and some small nature reserves. Recently some of these walks have been signposted and a useful publication is the small Guide to Walking Trails in the Algarve, published by Turismo de Portugal.
Here at Duas Quintas we have a small library of walking books and maps, as well as a couple of circular and other walks that we have developed for our guests to use. We are always happy to share our local walking information with our guests so that you too can discover the delights of an Algarve walking holiday.
Everybody has heard of the wonderful Algarve coast and a walking holiday here must include at least one coastal walk. Unfortunately, coastal development has limited walking possibilities, but there are still some not-to-be-missed walks, especially the recently signed Seven Hanging Valleys Walk. In complete contrast, the Serra de Monchique offers more challenging walks, with opportunities to walk among cork trees, explore wonderful valleys, and experience amazing views. All over the Algarve there are old trails linking villages and hamlets. These provide excellent walking routes and give an opportunity to visit some of the small rural communities still living in the countryside. You will discover an Algarve seldom experienced by tourists.
Thinking of a walking holiday on the Algarve? There are two options to consider...
Let Duas Quintas be your base for your own independent walking holiday
You have the benefit of staying in a guesthouse that is centrally-located so that you can easily walk in many different parts of the Algarve. With a good breakfast each morning, you will be perfectly set up for your day’s activities. We will help you discover good areas for walking and give you advice about signed walks, levels of difficulty, places to eat, and opportunities to do circular walks. You will need to hire a car if you decide that this is the option for you.