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Walking is an excellent way to discover an alternative Algarve, that is closer to nature.
Throughout the whole area, official routes are marked and there is specific information and maps of the trails available. Alcoutim, Aljezur, Castro Marim, Monchique, Portimão, Ria Formosa, Silves, Tavira, Vila do Bispo or Vila Real de Santo António, as well as Albufeira, provide trails that vary in difficulty and scenery type.
The trails can cover several kilometres, between small villages, riversides and streams, natural parks and forest areas. As well as the landscapes, the routes enable you to see the fauna and flora that define the Algarve's landscape.
This landscape varies depending on where you are. There are no special requirements to walk the trails, you just need to be reasonably fit.