Back in Wales: Monmouthshire Canal and Cwmcarn Forest

It’s been hard settling back into ‘normal’ life after our winter-evading three-month spell in the Algarve, not least because it’s so damp here. While it’s wonderful to spend time with my family again – and catch up with friends – I make … Continued

Algarve winter: Albufeira to Loulé

With our last weekend of Algarve hiking looming, we were undecided where we should head. We love coastal walking, especially when the sun is shining; however, over the past few months we have walked the Algarve coastline from Tavira to … Continued

Algarve winter: Albufeira to São Brás de Alportel

Another weekend, another two-day hike. On the penultimate weekend before we must leave this beautiful part of the Iberian Peninsula, we decided to head east once more to check out a place we’d heard a lot about, but had yet to visit. São Brás … 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