If your idea of a good day out is walking you've come to the right place. We'll give you a taste of some of the walks, visit us again for further walks.The scenery on these walks is stunning, just remember a few safety rules so that you'll all come back happy. Take water, wear a hat and sun screen and don't go too close to the cliffs.
Alvor BoardwalkThe large board walk in Alvor stretches across the dunes and then moves towards the beach on a wooden walk-way. If you don't take the turn to the beach, and continue straight, you will come to the kite surfers bay. The kaleidoscope of colours of the kites sailing over the bay is astonishing to watch. If ever a day were made to dream, you would be dreaming here while watching these kites in the sky. Average walking time is hour to two hours depending on your pace. Bikes and dogs are welcome. This is a wonderful way to get some exercise breathing in the fresh ocean air.
Praia da Rocha BoardwalkThis board walk runs in front of the beach restaurants parallel to the ocean in Praia da Rocha. Average walk time between 1/2 hour and an hour. This is a nice walk as you can stop for a drink or lunch in one of the many beach restaurants. Its not just about holidays, its about living the dream.
Carvoeiro Cliff WalkTo get to a good place to start this walk go to Algar Seco and onward to the east, (left if you are facing the ocean). This walk takes you along the cliff tops with spectacular views of the coast. Breath-taking views, several sink holes and many dramatic ocean scenes. Don't forget your camera and a drink, as there are no shops. Do not go too near to the cliffs, its a long way down. A perfect morning walk.
Caldas de Monchique PicnicCaldas is a small village before Monchique. From the center of Caldas take a walk up the small stream to the source where there are old stone tables for picnics along the way. This Monique water is bottled in Caldas and there is also a spa. A unique little town with turn of the century buildings. Several cafes in the town square for a coffee, tea or brandy!
Walk from Galé to Armação de PêraThis is a flat beach walk, take sun hat and wear sun cream. You can have lunch in Quarteria along the promenade and walk back. The walk is about hour and 15 minutes one way.
Salgados WalkThe walk of Salgados is short but good for bird watchers. Walk along the wooden board-way from Salgados Beach to Praia Grand. Keep your eyes sharp for birds on your list.
Picnic at Barragem da Bravura (Damn)This is a huge lake that was made as a result of the hydro electric and water saving project. There is a rough road that goes around the dam, but as the road can be very unreliable, its best to stick to the walkways. To get there, take the turn off for the Autodrome, then:
- From the middle of the small village of Odiaxere follow the signs "Barragem da Bravura".
- Keep following the signs for the Barragem, about 4 miles.
- The end of the road is the Parking for the Reservoir. You can head off here for a walk of any length you want.
- Most likely have to return on same path as it would take a few days to walk around the whole barragem.