Waling In The Unknown Westalgarve

Walking Tour in Carvoeiro Portugal

About This Walk

This walk has been designed to offer a good mix of coastal and inland scenery, so that you too can discover the huge welcoming heart of the Algarve.

This tour is based in Carvoeiro, a picturesque Portuguese resort town that is set amidst a stunning coastline, and makes for a fantastic holiday destination.

Carvoeiro has so much to offer, including pristine beaches, a traditional Portuguese ambience and an extensive selection of restaurants and bars.
The glorious beaches, cliffs and coves were a magnet for the early visitors who began coming in the early sixties, building their charming villas which can still be seen today.

Carvoeiro is ideally placed to enable us to explore this fascinating part of the Algarve.
The wonderful coastline of cliffs, caves and grottos, amazing for hiking, kayaking or a more relaxed boat tour. Carvoeiro is a walker’s paradise with numerous hiking routes and trails that follow the rolling inland hills and spectacular coastline.



  • Accommodation located in the coastal town of Cavoeiro
  • Gentle Tracks and quite lanes
  • Good mix of coastal and inland scenery 
  • Sleepy rural Countryside
  • Traditional Portuguese ambience
  • Exploring the most fascinating parts of the Algarve!
  • Wonderful coastline of cliffs, caves and grottos
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Carvoeiro to West Algarve
7 Nights
€615 pp

Day 1 : Arrival

Private transfer from Faro to Carvoeiro, taking approximately 1h.

Day 2 : Armação Carvoeiro Walk

A fascinating walk between two popular resorts giving us insights into the rural villa culture of this region.

Our gentle tracks and quiet lanes take us through the sleepy rural countryside dotted with fields and trees and pass villas large and small where people from all over the world have made their home.

Distance: 11.5km Ascent/descent: +/-100m

Day 3: Ferragudo

From Ferragudo we follow a stunning coastline westwards to Portimão and the stunning Praia da Rocha.

This area is famous for its exclusive and elaborate villas. Our walk along this spectacular coastline lets us see why.

Take time during the walk to visit Ferragudo one of the most attractive and popular villages of the area.

Distance: 9.3km Ascent/descent: minimal

Day 4: Armação de Pêra – Lagoa

This imaginatively designed walk in the rolling hillsides just inland from Carvoeiro enables us to visit and appreciate an area hidden from normal tourism, giving us an insight into the traditional Algarvian way of life.

As we walk through ancient farmland, smallholdings, orange orchards and the “dry” orchards so typical of this area, to finish in the attractive town of Lagoa

Distance: 11.2km Ascent/descent: +/-100m

Day 5: Free Day

This is an ideal opportunity to relax and enjoy the attractions of the Algarve. You can walk/tour independently, or visit local places of interest.

From Lagos there is a wide variety of sightseeing available (we can advise and/or recommend options according to your interests). Keen bird-watchers may wish to visit Sagres to the West, or the Ria Formosa, in the East Algarve

Day 6: Lagoa – Carvoeiro

We begin our walk in Lagoa, the centre of the viticulture of the region.

We walk south through the quiet, fertile, Barrocal landscape dotted with fields and smallholdings and watch our surroundings evolve as we near the coast and Carvoeiro into a landscape of beautiful villas set in gardens bedecked with flowers.

Distance: 11km Ascent/descent: minimal

Day 7: Seven Valleys

Today we offer a fantastic coastal walk taking in one of the most famous and dramatic sections of the Algarve coastline.

Towering cliffs, sea caves and grottos, superb sandy coves and spectacular headlands including the much photographed Benagil domed caves lined with beautiful sandstone strata.

All this can be seen during this stunning walk to finish along Carvoeiro’s renowned elevated boardwalk.

Distance: 10km Ascent/descent: minimal

Day 8 : Individual departure or extra days

At convenient time, departure to Faro Airport or Faro Train station.

Our prices are per person based on 2 sharing:

Season A

Price per person in Twin room: €615.00 per person

Season B

Price per person in Twin room: € 709.00 per person

Season C

Price per person in Twin room: € 779.00 per person

Season D

Price per person in Twin room: € 829.00 per person

Contact us for Single Rooms & Solo Travellers Price

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Season A             – 01/01/21 to 25/03/21 & 01/11/21 to 15/12/21

Season B             – 26/03/21 to 25/04/21 & 01/10/21 to 31/10/21

Season C             – 26/04/21 to 25/06/21

Season D             – 26/06/21 to 09/07/21 & 01/09/21 to 30/09/21

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Airport Transfer to the Hotel on first and last day

7 night’s Hotel Accommodation on BB in en-suite rooms

7 buffet breakfast in the hotel

All land travel as outlined

All self-guided walks as outlined


Flights which can be arranged for you

Travel Insurance

We are licensed and bonded so your money is fully protected by the Irish Government.




Hotel Carvoeiro Plaza ***

TheHotel Carvoeiro Plaza has a unique and very privileged location being in the heart of the fishing village of Carvoeiro and only 25 meters away from the sandy beach. In its proximity there is an excellent offer of good restaurants of Portuguese and International gastronomy, as well as local products stores.

All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, satellite TV, air conditioning, central heating and tea / coffee making facilities.
A rich buffet breakfast is served in the morning with a variety of hot and cold dishes. Guests can enjoy light snacks on the poolside terrace.

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