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

The Via Algarviana – on the publicity trail

  Well it’s all been happening since we arrived in Albufeira at the beginning of December. It seems the Portuguese press is far more enthusiastic about our Via Algarviana books than the Welsh press was about O Fôn i Fynwy (Harri’s new … 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

The Via Algarviana: Barranco do Velho to Salir

After last night’s dinner, we should have guessed that Tia Bia’s breakfast would be something special and we weren’t disappointed.  We feasted on ham, cheese and bread, bright yellow scrambled egg and some amazing sweet fried bread (we think it … Continued