There’s the Algarve of sunny sandy beaches and family or golfing holidays, and then there’s the real Algarve! A world away from the coast below, small villages in the hills above earn their living sustainably with the natural resources available to them, such as cork, honey, and fish. Farmers tend to their crops and shepherds take their sheep and goats out to quiet pastures.
Join Ramblers Walking Holidays on a choice of 1 or 2-week walking holidays discovering the treasures of the Algarve:
7 night Along the Algarve Way Walk to the end of Europe along parts of the Via Algarviana – a 300km route stretching from Alcoutim on the Spanish border to Cape St Vincent in the west, following the path of pilgrims heading to Sagres where relics of St Vincent were found. From £1499pp half board.
14-night Algarve Way & Wild Atlantic features the highlights of the Via Algarviana and Rota Vincentina, a 100km long distance path starting in Santiago do Cacem and finishing at Cape of St. Vincent, once known as the edge of the world. The Rota Vicentina is split into two routes, the Fisherman’s Trail and the Historical Way. From £2570pp half board.