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

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: the Ria Formosa (Ilha da Tavira)

They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but I’m afraid my first impression of the Ria Formosa, as viewed from Faro railway station, did not immediately impress. It was cloudy, the tide was out and the vast … Continued