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ALONG THE ALGARVE WAY

from £1365
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.
Added Value Offer Wine included with all dinners
FLEXIwalking FLEXIwalking: most walks offer an opt out point, join the entire day’s route or walk a shorter distance and join the group later.
  • Product Code 26160
  • Holiday Type Special Selection Hotels, Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History, Iconic Paths
  • Grade

    Grades 1, 2 & 3 - Leisurely grades

    Grades 4, 5 & 6 - Moderate grades

    Grades 7, 8 & 9 - Challenging grades

    Grade 4
  • Holiday Duration 7 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays Along the Algarve Way

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. Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays. 

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

  • Take an array of scenic and interesting walks.
  • Enjoy sociable evenings enjoying excellent Portuguese cuisine.
  • Follow highlights from the trails on the most westerly extension of the E4 route.
  • Admire the varied flora and fauna with springtime blossom and autumn fruits.
  • Visit unspoilt villages and historic towns.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of opt out points on many walks.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's 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
      En suite accommodation with breakfasts taken at the hotels
      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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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4

    Please see the Holiday Information sheet for this Holidays Itinerary as the content may vary depending on departure date.

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
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Maria Nova Lounge

Although just a 5 minute stroll from Tavira's lively centre, the Maria Nova Lounge is located on a quiet hillside within the town’s limits. Close to the hotel you will find an array of winding streets and shaded squares lined with shops, cafes, bakeries and restaurants. You will also find banks, ATMs and chemists close by.

The hotel offers wonderful views over the town’s white washed buildings or to the surrounding hillsides. There is an indoor pool and an outdoor swimming pool, which is set in well kept gardens, gym with wellness centre (use of the facilities are free of charge, for massages you will pay extra), restaurant and bar. The bar has terrific views over the town. All rooms are en suite with wifi, in room safe, mini-fridge, TV, furnished balcony  and hairdryer. Towels for use at the hotel's pool are available on site. If you wish to go to the beach, you should bring your own beach towel.

Breakfasts at the hotel and dinners at local restaurants are included in the holiday charge. Eating at local restaurants gives us the opportunity to try traditional Portuguese dishes, delicious wines and of course the Portuguese hospitality.



Velamar Boutique Hotel

The three star Velamar Boutique Hotel is located  lose to the delightful fishing village of Olhos D’água and a stroll from the beautiful Maria Luisa beach, with cafes and restaurants at close hand. Located away from the touristy Albufeira centre, the hotel offers a relaxing atmosphere with an outdoor swimming pool, games room and massage service. The hotel also offers a  relaxing bar/lounge and a light-filled breakfast room with views over the sea. Rooms are en suite with a furnished balcony and have a hairdryer, safe, a/c, mini-bar, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. 

Breakfasts at the hotel and dinners at local restaurants are included in the holiday charge. Eating at local restaurants gives us the opportunity to try traditional Portuguese dishes, delicious wines and of course the Portuguese hospitality.