Algarve Coastal Trails

Algarve Coastal Trails

Follow the cliffs, beaches and turquoise ocean of Portugal’s Algarve Coast from Lagos to Cabo Sao Vincente. Secluded sandy beaches, white-washed fishing villages, excellent hotels and freshl caught seafood combine to delight you at every turn of the trail. 

The walk explores the beauty of the Algarve coast, where you can marvel at the weathered ochre-coloured cliffs, stroll barefoot along white sand beaches, birdwatch over blue lagoons, enjoy a freshly caught seafood feast overlooking picturesque harbours and wander the cobbled streets of Lagos, Sagres, and Salema. Abandoned fortresses along the way remind you of a time when this coast was ravaged by pirates. For one day your route takes you inland through rural villages and forests, where you can experience the true colours of Portugal. 
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Difficulty easy
Distance 14.8 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 255 m
Descent 187 m

Follow the cliffs lining the coast to Luz, where a golden sand beach awaits you.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Difficulty easy
Distance 12.7 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 254 m
Descent 193 m

Follow the cliffs lining the coast to Luz, where a golden sand beach awaits you.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Difficulty easy
Distance 15 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 253 m
Descent 195 m

Follow the cliffs lining the coast to Luz, where a golden sand beach awaits you.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Difficulty
Distance 12.8 km
Duration 3:55 h
Ascent 239 m
Descent 190 m

Follow the cliffs lining the coast to Luz, where a golden sand beach awaits you.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 12.4 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 219 m
Descent 262 m

Absorb the sights and sounds as you walk from Luz to Salema via Burgau, a quiet typical seaside village with a golden beach enclosed by cliffs.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 12.3 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 219 m
Descent 263 m

Absorb the sights and sounds as you walk from Luz to Salema via Burgau, a quiet typical seaside village with a golden beach enclosed by cliffs.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 9.9 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 221 m
Descent 276 m

Absorb the sights and sounds as you walk from Luz to Salema via Burgau, a quiet typical seaside village with a golden beach enclosed by cliffs.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 9.9 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 219 m
Descent 276 m

Absorb the sights and sounds as you walk from Luz to Salema via Burgau, a quiet typical seaside village with a golden beach enclosed by cliffs.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 16.4 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 170 m
Descent 233 m

Choose between a harder or easier option today and begin the day with a transfer from Salema to Barão de São João.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 16.4 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 170 m
Descent 233 m

Choose between a harder or easier option today and begin the day with a transfer from Salema to Barão de São João.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 16.7 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 310 m
Descent 289 m

Discover secret beaches, lagoons, and pass the beaches of Ingrina and Zavial. 

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 17.4 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 318 m
Descent 288 m

Discover secret beaches, lagoons, and pass the beaches of Ingrina and Zavial. 

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Difficulty
Distance 16.7 km
Duration 4:55 h
Ascent 310 m
Descent 288 m

Discover secret beaches, lagoons, and pass the beaches of Ingrina and Zavial. 

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 17.4 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 318 m
Descent 288 m

Discover secret beaches, lagoons, and pass the beaches of Ingrina and Zavial. 

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 14.4 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 141 m
Descent 145 m

Reach Cabo San Vicente and admire the lighthouse at Cabo San Vicente - is the final destination for today's walk.  

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd