Explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe
Guided Walking Holidays - Walking in Portugal's Western Algarve
The western Algarve offers a glorious mix of coastal, mountain and
inland landscapes. The varied geology produces a rich diversity of
scenery from granite mountains to dramatic limestone escarpments
and sea cliffs, all greatly complemented by the local flora and fauna. Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays.
We stay in two contrasting centres on Portugal’s south coast.
From historic Silves we enjoy a levada walk beside the Rio Arade,
which passes through orange and lemon groves, and exploring
the old town. Another day will be spent in the hills of the Serra
de Monchique, offering outstanding views. Carob and olives are
cultivated on farms and small holdings, along with oranges and other
citrus fruit, pomegranates, almonds and an abundance of other
produce. We visit local villages where working life continues as it has
As we head to our second centre of Burgau, we’ll enjoy a
fantastic coastal walk between Alvor and Portimão en route. Burgau
is a quiet village with a selection of restaurants and bars to while
away the evenings. From here we will continue our search for the hidden gems of the Western Algarve. A coastal walk will take us from
Luz to Lagos, encountering some typical Algarvian villages as we go,
and head to the edge of Europe, walking in the Parque Natural de
Costa Vicentina, the most south-westerly point of Europe, and the
last sight of land for explorers setting forth on their historic voyages.
You might like to take a look at our Algarve Odyssey holiday combining a week in Tavira, Pearl of the Algarve with our Hidden Delights of the Western Algarve holiday.