Algarve winter: Albufeira to Alte

One of the reasons we decided to spend the winter in Albufeira was to enable us to hike every weekend. As winters in the UK have become warmer and wetter, our inclination to go walking regularly has dwindled. If we had a … Continued

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

The Via Algarviana: Salir to Alte

If we’d been impressed with Casa da Mãe yesterday, we were even more appreciative of its charms on this glorious morning when the air was filled with birdsong and the scent of eucalyptus. Breakfast was a lavish affair with warm croissants … Continued