Central Algarve – Salir and Rocha da Pena

It was probably just as well we’d gone to bed at such a ridiculously early hour (8.30pm) because the clocks went forward last night and we might otherwise have overslept. After a pleasant but unimaginative breakfast of warm bread rolls, … Continued

Central Algarve – São Bartolomeu de Messines

For some time now, we’ve been talking about heading to São Bartolomeu de Messines for an overnight stay with our friends Dale and Irina. Irina runs a well-being retreat called Pure Body, Healthy Mind from her beautiful quinta, located in the hills just north … Continued

Western Algarve – Barão de São João to Vila do Bispo

At some point in the early hours of the morning I was awoken by a distant beeping noise. Groaning, I rolled over and eventually managed to get back to sleep. It was only when I awoke again hours later that … Continued

Western Algarve – Lagos to Barão de São João

After much deliberation over the constantly changing forecast, we finally decided to take a risk and head west for a few days’ hiking prior to my family visiting for the New Year. Harri had worked out a four-day circular route … Continued