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ALONG THE ALGARVE WAY

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There's the Algarve, and then there's the real Algarve! If you wish to see the latter, come and join us on this two-centre holiday which features six of the finest walking routes.
  • Product Code 26160
  • Holiday Type Special Selection Hotels, Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History
  • Grade Grade 4
  • Holiday Duration Nights

There’s the Algarve, and then there’s the true 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, strawberry liquor, honey, fish and traditional handicrafts.Farmers tend to their crops and shepherds take their sheep and goats out to quiet pastures.

Join us on this two-centre holiday which features six of the finest walking routes across the Algarve, the most westerly extension of the Grand European walking route E4/GR13. You’ll have time to stop and admire the scenery and appreciate the unhurried pace of life.

Starting in the beautiful village of Alcoutim, perched on the banks of the River Guadiana, we cross southern Portugal and finish at the dramatic cliffs of Cape Saint-Vincent, Europe’s most westerly point. In between we’ve selected the best walks which will take you through unspoilt villages and historic towns such as Messines, Alte and Silves, with their cobbled streets, Moorish influence and old world charm. The region teems with varied flora and fauna. Soaring above, you may spot peregrine falcons, kites, storks, hoopoes and if you’re lucky, the rare Bonelli’s eagle.

Days start with breakfast at our hotels and end with delicious meals at local restaurants allowing you to sample the wonderful Portuguese food and wines.



You might like to combine this holiday with the Hidden Delights of the Western Algarve and possibly Tavira, Pearl of the Algarve too.

Holiday Highlights

  • Six beautiful and varied walks.
  • Sociable evenings enjoying excellent Portuguese cuisine.
  • Exploring the real Algarve.
  • Varied flora and fauna.
  • Unspoilt villages.
  • Opt out points on many walks
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Gatwick to Faro (British Airways)
      Airport transfers by road c. 45 minutes
      B&B en suite accommodation
      Dinners taken at local tavernas
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Faro (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by road c. 45 minutes
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport

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Forte da Oura

Forte da Oura is located in the touristic center of Albufeira and a few minutes away from the famous Oura Beach. Great for a family holiday or a romantic getaway, there are plenty of leisure and entertainment options in one of the most vibrant areas in the Algarve. This modern hotel has different types of apartments, comfortably furnished and equipped with kitchenettes and bathrooms, air conditioners, satellite TVs, telephones, safes and verandas. There is also a restaurant and bar, swimming pool and private parking.


Maria Nova Lounge

Located a 5-minute walk from Tavira’s bustling town centre, Maria Nova Hotel enjoys a quiet hillside location. Its modern rooms feature a private balcony. Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools. Tavira Castle is just 1,000 yards from Maria Nova Lounge Hotel, and the Tavira train station is 0.9 miles away. Ria Formosa Natural Park is 9.9 miles from the hotel. Maria Nova Lounge Hotel’s rooms are decorated with tiled floors, wooden furniture, and large windows. All rooms have a minibar, satellite TV, and an en suite bathroom. The rooms have either panoramic city or mountain views.


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