Via Algarviana: Alte to São Bartolomeu de Messines

  Now we were entering more populated areas, it seemed unlikely we’d have any problem finding a room for the night. We were pretty sure the German couple on the Alcoutim bus were hiking the trail – Antonio had described … Continued

Pembrokeshire: Ceibwr Bay and Cemaes Head

Today the walking starts in earnest. We have eleven walks to do in eight days – whether we get them all finished or not depends largely on the weather, although Harri always reserves the right to delete a route from … Continued

The Via Algarviana: Cachopo to Barranco do Velho

Apart from the official Via Algarviana guide (which does not provide detailed walking instructions), the only guidebook to the trail we’re aware of is a German-language book by Christine Heitzmann. Over breakfast, Dona Maria Otilia joined us at our table … Continued

The Via Algarviana: Vaqueiros to Cachopo

Dona Rita was determined we were not going to starve today. Having been asked if we would like a packed lunch and using our patchy language skills to respond enthusiastically, we were presented with enormous cheese sandwiches and two oranges. … Continued