This walks start from Zavial instead of Salema, with a short transfer to the start.
Wander through unspoiled secret beaches with lagoons and an untouched coastline as you walk along the trails on the cliffs. At Baleeira Bay, enjoy an amazing beach of fine sand and five small islands that give this place a unique charm. On arrival in Sagres, the most south western town on the Algarve, you really feel like you are walking to the ends of the earth and where the land, very distinctly, meets the sea. Try to give yourself time to wander around Sagres this afternoon or evening with its picturesque harbour and pretty plaza.
If there are any stretches of road walking and if there is no pavement or grass verge, please take extra care. The general rule is that you walk on the same side of the road as oncoming traffic, in order to avoid having your back directly to oncoming traffic. Be prepared to walk in single file and to stay as close to the side of the road as possible.
There may be sections where you will be walking through fields containing livestock. Be vigilant and respectful of all animals.
Always make sure to stay hydrated and carry plenty of water. It is also advised to wear skin-protecting clothing and use sun cream/screen. We recommend you inquire about the day’s forecasted weather before setting out on your walks. A useful website for climate information specific to towns and countries is www.weather2travel.com or www.yr.no
Tips en hints
Points of interest:
Zavial Beach – a sheltered sandy cove in between the cliffs, which is very popular with surfers.
Ingrina Beach – another sheltered, sandy bay with rocks on either side.
Martinhal Beach – located in the bay of Baleeira near Sagres. It’s a shallow bay that extends from Ponta da Atalaia to the west.
Baleeira Beach – next to Sagre’s harbour and the town’s most sheltered beach.
Recommended cafes and restaurants in Sagres:
Mar a Vista – a sea view restaurant above Mareta beach, serving excellent seafood with a catch of the day menu.
A Tasca – another fresh seafood restaurant, located above the harbour with a huge terrace overlooking the ocean.
We recommend wearing hiking boots that are well broken-in, plus rain jacket and waterproof trousers in wet weather, as well as taking sun cream and a hat on nicer days. A power bank and charging cable is worth taking with you, should your phone battery run out during the walk.