Lagos: Walking Towards the Sunset in the West Algarve

Towards the Sunset: Walking in the West Algarve, is a Self-Guided walking tour designed to offer an interesting mix of coastal and inland nature walks, allowing you to discover the less known wonders of the West Algarve. Our base is the cosmopolitan city of Lagos, a short distance away from all these different walking experiences.

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A Self-Guided walking tour designed to offer an interesting mix of coastal and inland nature walks, allowing you to discover the less known wonders of the West Algarve. Our base is the cosmopolitan city of Lagos, a short distance away from all these different walking experiences.

The West Algarve has spectacular maritime scenery, with cliffs, caves, and grottoes. Its rich range of landscapes, from volcanic hills to dramatic limestone escarpments, is great for walking and sightseeing.

Walking in the West Algarve

Walking in the West Algarve

The mild sunny winters and long hot summers are ideal for a display of colourful flora and thriving local fauna. All this, combined, makes walking here fascinating and unexpected.

The programmed nature walks of this Self-Guided walking tour run through trails specially picked by our local leaders, very knowledgeable of the region.

The hiking tour is based in Lagos, a historical and cosmopolitan city that, from early on, was a gateway to the Mediterranean. It was from its wide bay, encircled by the fine sands of the Meia Praia Beach that Gil Eanes set off, the first to round Cape Bojador. It was also here that privateers like Sir Francis Drake hid. Galleons full of gold and precious stones from the Americas, and spices from India, came to port in Lagos.

The wall bordering the city marginal (waterfront) is beautiful, and in the old town, you can find shops, restaurants, tons of history and culture. Last but not least, Lagos comes alive at night with street artists and bars for every taste with live music.

Barao de Sao Joao

Barao de Sao Joao

There is a special light on the West Algarve, and the weather is fantastic, even during the winter months, making it a lovely region for walking and nature activities.

There are so many interesting layers in this part of the Algarve. Inland, up in the lush green hills, you will see a way of life that has disappeared from many European countries.

Here, the days revolve around the seasons, among fragrant citrus orchards. The sweet delicacies typical of the region are made with carobs, honey, and almonds, abundant here, and easily found with other fresh produce at the lively local markets.

In the narrow cobbled streets of picturesque villages, with whitewashed houses, you’ll find sleepy cafes and a tranquil way of life.

The sea and the waterfront represent a different layer of the West Algarve culture, still very closely bound to nature. Along the coast, fishermen go out to the rough sea to catch sardines and octopus. In the Alvor estuary, at low tide, you can see people seafaring, accompanied by herons, spoonbills, and other bird species.

This backdrop of real life is one of the best layers of your self-guided walking holiday in the West Algarve.

The West Algarve coast surrenders itself to the power of the Atlantic Ocean. Nature walks facing the sea on cliff-top paths, interrupted by deserted sandy beach coves with clear crystal waters.

Orange trees perfume the air in the Algarve countryside

Orange trees perfume the air in the Algarve countryside

Whichever part of the West Algarve your walking trails lead you, you will find 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 Towards the Sunset in the West Algarve.

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.

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.