Walking the Trails of the West Algarve is an exciting Self-Guided walking tour in a walker’s paradise destination. The climate is perfect for hiking for most of the year, and the countryside teems with wildlife, bright-coloured flowers, and picturesque villages. The coastline boasts impressive rock formations, cliffs, secluded beaches, and amazing blue seascapes. The base of our tour is Praia da Rocha, one of the most scenic and famous beach resorts in the Algarve.
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.
There are unexpected inland walks in places where life revolves around the seasons, mostly on non-touristic paths, off the beaten track. It gives us an insight into the traditional Algarvian way of life as we walk through ancient farmland, smallholdings, and fragrant orchards, along the beautiful River Arade and its fertile banks, leading to Silves, the ancient Moorish capital of the Algarve.
Another highlight is the sheltered Alvor estuary, a natural haven with a wide array of habitats and rich biodiversity. The walks use quiet paths and lanes through a variety of landscapes from salt marshes, farmland, pastures, and orchards. It’s great for birdlife observation, so pack your binoculars!
The scenic village of Ferragudo is an excellent example of a typical fishing village, with an array of colourful fishing boats and whitewashed houses lined in cool blue.
This West Algarve self-guided walking tour does have something for everyone, and you’ll be spoilt by the variety and beauty of the hiking locations.
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.
Whichever part of the West Algarve your walking trails leads 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.
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.