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

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

Via Algarviana: São Bartolomeu de Messines to Silves

We hadn’t paid much attention to the football last night, but we guessed the result had pleased local people because the partying had gone on long after our heads hit the pillow. Whether it was the noise, too much wine … Continued