Escape the busy tourist spots of the Algarve and discover the unspoiled Sagres Peninsula, a region of spectacular natural beauty with rugged cliffs, dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches and lush countryside. On our 10-night walking holiday, a mixture of forest, valley and coastal trails take you inland and along Portugal's west and south coast, affording breathtaking views and some truly memorable moments.
Starting on the west coast you'll walk along the Rota Vicentina and Fishermen's Trail, discovering delightful whitewashed villages and golden beaches, before the course of the Sinceira River leads you inland to charming Pedralva. Following a fragrant forest route you'll reach the picturesque village of Vila do Bispo, from where you'll make your way to the mesmerizing Cabo de Sao Vicente - Europe's most south-westerly point and an unforgettable part of your holiday. Be sure to take your camera - the views are incredible! You'll follow one of the Algarve's most beautiful walking trails to historic Lagos, before rounding off your holiday in style, walking the cliff-tops to some of the area's finest beaches.
You'll stay in a wonderful variety of hotels, all with pools, including a charming hotel in Sagres with wonderful views of the fortress and over the crashing Atlantic below; a rustic house in Pedralva (every house in the village has been restored to provide accommodation!); a well-restored pensao (coaching inn) in Vila do Bispo complete with spa; and a family-run hotel just 20 minutes' walk from the old town of Lagos. We've included five evening meals so you're free to sample some of the area's superb local restaurants.
This tour is rated "1 boot+" indicating that some small sections of the route will be slightly more challenging than an overall grading of "1 boot".
|Meals||Continental breakfast and 5 evening meals|
|Tour Starts||Faro airport (Pick up) 11:50 Oct & Apr-May; 16:05 Nov-Mar (transfer to hotel, 75 mins, provided).|
|Tour Ends||Faro airport (Drop off) 11:00 Oct & Apr-May; 15:00 Nov-Mar.|
|Rail Options||Not applicable|
|Singles||Please inquire for details and prices.|
|Other details||Please note that the Memmo Baleeira in Sagres is closed January 8 to February 8 2018, all stays in Sagres will instead be at the Pousada de Sagres during this period|
|Hotels||**** (6 nights), *** (2 nights), AAA (2 nights)|