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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Viewing format
Distance 10.7 km
Duration 3:21 h
Ascent 195 m
Descent 160 m

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

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail
Luz to Salema
Distance 12.3 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 196 m
Descent 232 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 Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Distance 17.3 km
Duration 4:46 h
Ascent 207 m
Descent 264 m

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

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Portugal
Salema to Sagres
Distance 15.8 km
Duration 4:38 h
Ascent 325 m
Descent 305 m

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

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Distance 12.4 km
Duration 3:22 h
Ascent 110 m
Descent 101 m

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

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd