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What to expect

Walking Days

5 days of fully guided walking

Stunning Landscapes

Discover the spectacular Algarve on foot


One of the most picturesque towns of the Algarve

About the trip

Explore the wonderful Eastern Algarve and experience a spectacular mix of walks discovering picturesque villages, beautiful beaches and tranquil landscapes. And stay in one of the Algarve’s prettiest coastal towns – Tavira.

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What's Included

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Room for sole use
  • Welcome drink
  • Half Board – breakfast daily in hotel, evening meals in local restaurants
  • Drinks included with evening meals
  • 5 fully guided walking days
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially Protected


  • Arrive in Portugal
  • Zimbral Walk
  • Santa Luzia & Tavira Island Walk
  • Day at Leisure
  • Manta Rota to Cabanas Walk
  • Santa Catarina Ceramica Walk
  • Fuzeta to Tavira Walk
  • Departure Day


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  • Lunches

What you'll be doing


Arrive In Portugal

Arrive at Faro Airport and transfer to the Maria Nova Lounge Hotel in Tavira.


Zimbral Walk

After breakfast, we take our transfer bus to the start of our walk. Our first walk of the week takes us through open rolling hillsides offering spectacular views along the way, allowing us to appreciate this delightful region. Our route takes us through fascinating villages and then descends to finish in a low fertile valley full of orange orchards and small holdings. At the end of the walk, we take our bus back to the hotel. During the walk, there will be stops for refreshments and lunch (at own cost).

  • Coach Transfers AM/PM 10km / 15 mins
  • Approx Walking Distance 12.6 km
  • Approx Walking Time 3 Hours
  • Ascent/Descent 67m/260m
  • Grade: Easy to Medium

Santa Luzia & Tavira Island Walk

Today our walk starts and finishes at our hotel. We enjoy a fantastic walking day of variety around the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Included is a fascinating boat ride between Tavira & Tavira Island where we walk along Tavira Island’s beach. This is regarded by many as one of the finest in the world with its vast stretches of golden sand and sparkling blue waters. Our route takes us through Tavira’s ancient salt pans which date back thousands of years. The itinerary also includes a stop in the characterful fishing village of Santa Luzia, famous for Octopus, where we can enjoy its glorious waterfront. During the walk, there will be stops for refreshments and lunch.

  • Approx Walking Distance 17km
  • Approx Walking Time 4 Hours
  • Ascent/Descent 20m/20m
  • Grade: Easy to Medium

Day at leisure

Take a well-earned rest and perhaps relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel, or take a stroll and explore Tavira.  Alternatively, there will be an opportunity to book an optional excursion to explore further afield. Perhaps the Castro Marim in the Reserva Natural do Sapal, famous for their flamingos.


Manta Rota to Cabanas Walk

We take our bus to the start of today’s walk. Our route today is a classic coastal walk following the inner shoreline where we visit the iconic and idyllic village of Cacela Velha protected by a small walled fortress and famous for its incredible views and expansive sandy beach. We then continue to the popular resort of Cabanas where incidentally gets it name from the traditional cabanas fishing huts which started being built here in the 18th Century.

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Santa Catarina Ceramica Walk

Today we enjoy an inland walk through one of most beautiful and interesting valleys in the Algarve. Santa Catarina is one of the centres for the production of carob, almond, fig, olive oil and medronho, and the surrounding countryside we walk through reflects this. We will also pass tiny brick and tile works, whose hand-made craft dates back to before Roman times. During the walk, there will be stops for refreshments and lunch. Our transfer bus will meet us at the end of the walk.

  • Coach Transfers AM/PM 15km/20 mins
  • Approx Walking Distance 11.75km
  • Approx Walkimg Time 3 Hours
  • Ascent/Descent 190m/190m
  • Grade: Easy to Medium

Fuzeta to Tavira Walk

Today we take our bus to start our last day of lovely walking following part of the Algarve’s Ecovia trail. We pass by old estates with orange, figs and almond orchards, with our route taking us through the salt pans of Fuzeta where we are able to appreciate the rich birdlife and nature of the area. During the walk, there will be stops for refreshments and lunch. The route takes us back to our hotel where we finish our final day of walking.

  • Coach Transfers  AM 15km/20 mins
  • Approx Walking Distance 17.2km
  • Approx Walkimg Time 4.30 Hours
  • Ascent/Descent minimal
  • Grade: Easy to Medium

Departure Day

Today we check-out of our hotel and say goodbye before transferring to Faro Airport.


The Maria Nova Lounge Resort Four-star

This well-appointed adults-only stylish four-star hotel overlooking the picturesque town of Tavira – the perfect base for our week of walking.

Facilities Include

Facilities include restaurant, bars, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned gym, Maria Nova Spa including sauna, steam room, Turkish bath, whirlpool and massage treatments (costs apply).

Room Includes

The comfortable rooms include en-suite bathroom with shower, flat screen television, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, air-conditioning and balcony/terrace.

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