About the walking trip in Portugal
In southern Portugal, the Algarve extends from the Andalusian border to Cape St. Vincent. The western Algarve called "Barlavento" has 2 very different coastlines. From Lagos to Sagres, the southern coast alternates between ochre cliffs and beaches or coves protected from the prevailing winds, in a Mediterranean atmosphere. Agaves, palm trees or umbrella pines adorn the lookouts of the coastal paths and the small white villages of Burgau, Salema, Figueira or Luz offer a welcome break from the walking with their shady terraces. From Cape Saint-Vincent, it is the Vicentine coast - a wild coastline where the elements are still king. Here, you can admire the Atlantic Ocean in all its glory. Ochre cliffs, golden dunes, multicoloured and fragrant moors, rivers and streams, pine forests and mimosas make up a palette of landscapes.
On this self-guided Portugal walking holiday, you can admire the exceptionally well preserved biodiversity of fauna and flora at the south-western tip of the European continent, far from the influences of intensive agriculture and industry. In addition to very natural hikes, the "Barlavento" also offers the traveller a chance to discover the culture and fascinating history of the great maritime discoveries. From Lagos to Cape Saint-Vincent, via Pointe de Piedade or the fortress of Sagres, the epic of the first caravels launched towards Africa, Asia or America mingle with the Roman or Moorish past. And as for the Portuguese hospitality, you will not be disappointed!