Western Algarve – Burgau to Lagos

We overdid it slightly last night. Soon after our arrival at the very pleasant Hotel Burgau, it started raining again and by the time we ventured out to eat it felt more like rainy Wales than the sunny Algarve. Burgau … Continued

Via Algarviana: Vila do Bispo to Sagres

Our last day on the trail. By early afternoon, we would have reached Cabo de São Vicente and the end of the Via Algarviana. Rather than feeling elated that we were about to achieve what we’d set out to do, we … Continued

Via Algarviana: Barão de São João to Vila do Bispo

In the early morning sunlight, the view from the terrace towards the mountains was uninterrupted and perfect, and I experienced a sudden pang of nostalgia for our long days of walking in the tranquil inland regions of the Algarve. The peaks … Continued

Via Algarviana: Marmelete to Barão de São João

With no obvious accommodation available at the end of today’s 30km section, the ever-resourceful (and far too energetic) Harri had a brainwave: we could make an already long day’s hiking even tougher by adding another six kilometres to the distance. … Continued