Walking Close to Nature in the West Algarve is a Self-Guided walking tour for those who love to explore and be surprised. Walk among the lush greenery of woodlands, or on top of magnificent cliffs against a backdrop of ocean blue, always in amazing locations full of wildlife. Our base is in Carvoeiro, a picturesque coastal resort town.
The walks in this exciting self-guided tour offer an interesting mix of coastal and countryside scenery so that you can experience this special part of the Algarve.
The tour is based in Carvoeiro, a coastal resort with much to offer, including pristine beaches, a traditional Portuguese ambience, and an extensive selection of restaurants and bars. Carvoeiro is a walker’s paradise with numerous hiking routes and trails that follow the rolling inland hills and spectacular coastline.
The West Algarve landscape is known for its rugged cliffs, caves and grottoes, beautiful beaches, and seaside fishing villages. This is still an important way of life in this area, naturally devoted to tourism, yet with many secrets to unveil. Along the coast, fishermen go out to the sea for sardines and octopus, and at low tide, you can see people scavenging for seafood.
This backdrop of real life is one of the best layers of your self-guided walking holiday in the West Algarve!
Inland, up in the lush green hills, you will see a way of life that has disappeared from much of European countries, where days revolve around the seasons. Our walks visit areas apart from normal touristic routes, giving us an insight into the traditional Algarvian way of life as we walk through ancient farmland, smallholdings, and fragrant orchards.
The light and weather on the West Algarve are fantastic, even during the winter months, making it a lovely region for walking and nature activities. In the small cobbled streets of picturesque villages, you’ll find whitewashed houses, cafes, and a tranquil way of life.
Another star highlight is the Seven Hanging Valleys walk, which has been recently elected the ‘best hiking destination in Europe’ by the online portal European Best Destinations. Boasting magic sea caves, secluded and almost deserted beaches, colourful flora, and impressive rock formations, this trail will spoil you with impressive coastal views.
Whichever part of the West Algarve your walking trails lead you, you will find a welcoming, friendly people, excellent local wines, and delicious food, from the freshest of fish to regional dishes packed with flavour.
To get under the skin of the West Algarve and to see it at its best, enjoy our cherry-picked walks, for they combine all the ingredients for a perfect walking holiday while giving a real sense of place.
Surely is for it that we offer this walking tour: Walking Close to Nature in the West Algarve, based in Carvoeiro.
Our self-guided walking tours are thoroughly designed and include all the information you need, from detailed maps and route notes to a 24h hotline. The accommodation, airport transfers, and transports are included in the walking program.