West Algarve - Lagos
The West Algarve has spectacular cliffs and maritime scenery, and its varied geology produced a rich range of landscapes, from volcanic hills to dramatic limestone escarpments. This diversity is complemented by the local flora and fauna that flourishes in its mild sunny winters and long hot summers. All this, combined, makes walking here fascinating.
The programmed walks are designed to offer a good mix of coastal and inland scenery, so that you too can discover the huge welcoming heart of the Algarve.
This tour will be based in Lagos, a city that, from early on, was a gateway to the Mediterranean.
It was from its wide bay, encircled by the fine sands of Meia Praia that Gil Eanes set off, the first to round Cape Bojador; it was here that privateers like Sir Francis Drake hid, and galleons full of gold and precious stones from the Americas or spices from the India put into port.
The stretch of wall bordering the marginal (waterfront) is beautiful and in the old town you can find shops, restaurants, tons of history and culture. Last but not least, Lagos comes alive at night with street artists and bars for every taste with live music.
|Praia da Luz, Barão de S. João, Barão de S. Miguel, Vale da Lama, Rocha Delicada, Mexilhoeira Grande, Burgau|
|A fantastic itinerary of walks, developed and perfected by local resident Portuguese tour leaders, very knowledgeable of the region.|
|The hospitality and warmth from the local population, whilst enjoying dining out at local restaurants every evening.|
The tour includes
Accommodation vouchers in the chosen regime
Rent-a-car vouchers for duration of stay
Emergency contact numbers (24h hot line)
General information on your holiday, gastronomy and history of the region
Suggestions of local restaurants and places of interest to visit
Detailed walking maps and descriptions of the walks