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Lagos to Luz Beach

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Follow the cliffs lining the coast to Luz, where a golden sand beach awaits you.
Distance 10.7 km
3:21 h
195 m
160 m
95 m
1 m
Start hiking from your Hotel in Lagos, a beautiful city full of character in Algarve. Head to the river and walk along it to the sea. Pass a fortress and the Castle of Lagos then follow the amazing coast line to Ponta da Piedade, where you will see impressive of cliffs overlooking the ocean, spot caves and rocks with a wonderful array of colours as you walk! In the distance spot the small town of Luz and it's beach.  
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Update: December 19, 2017
Highest point
95 m
Lowest point
1 m

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This walk is part of the following itineraries:



Lagos (7 m)
37.102176, -8.671782
37°06'07.8"N 8°40'18.4"W
29S 529164 4106257


Luz Beach

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37.102176, -8.671782
37°06'07.8"N 8°40'18.4"W
29S 529164 4106257
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Adam & Dena Lyons
September 18, 2018 · Community
Beautiful walk along the coastline.
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Lagos to Luz Beach
Photo: Adam & Dena Lyons, Community

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Lagos to Luz Beach

10.7 km
3:21 h
195 m
160 m
Highest point
95 m
Lowest point
1 m


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