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Beautiful Algarve Landscape

The Western Algarve, Europe’s most south westerly point, is a stunning region of pristine golden beaches, dramatic coastlines and beautiful, tranquil inland scenery. Grade: Easy to Medium

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Western Algarve

We are based in Praia da Rocha in Portimão a city steeped in history that, from early on, was a gateway to the Mediterranean and remains to this day one of the Algarve’s most attractive and historic towns. Lying along the bank of the Arade river, Portimão has a beautiful setting, with its wonderful marina, and tree-lined plazas, cobbled streets and picturesque squares and churches.

Alvor to Portimao

This beautiful coastal walk takes us past the superb sandy beaches and dramatic headlands between Alvor and Portimão, including the much photographed beach at Praia da Rocha, one of the most beautiful in the Algarve. The rock strata here are particularly varied and very colorful, from white limestone to red sandstone. These different rocks support a wide variety of flora and, in spring, there are impressive displays of wild flowers.

Porto de Mós to Burgau

Today we take a fantastic coastal walk from Porto de Mós to Burgau with a lunch stop at Luz. This beautiful walking route traces the Algarve coastline from Porto de Mós to Burgau, with stunning cliff-top views stretching for miles around.

Rio Arade

The walk starts along a levada beside the Rio Arade and continues through the orange and lemon groves which are a feature of the landscape here. We finish in the charming town of Silves, where we have free time to explore this historic town.

São João and São Miguel

This inland walk takes in the villages of Barão de São João and Barão de São Miguel, charming rural villages, characterized by the region’s typical white houses with a coloured band around the windows and doors. This and the traditional Algarve chimneys demonstrate the many years of Moorish occupancy of the area.

Jupiter Algarve Hotel

Located in Praia da Rocha and just a stone’s throw from the beach, marina, restaurants and bars is our 4-star hotel.

Facilities include

Facilities include a buffet and a la carte restaurant, bar, a very well equipped spa, including hydrotherapy units, fitness centre, massages and treatments are also available for an extra cost.

Rooms Include 

Room facilities include, LCD TV, hair dryer, mini bar, iron and ironing board (on request) and 24 hour room service. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.


3 hours


Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 17°C,
Apr, May Jun 20°C,
Jul, Aug. Sep 25°C,
Oct 16°C, Nov, Dec 13°C

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Faro Airport to the Jupiter Algarve Hotel is approximately 60 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Walking programme
Five guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Easy to Medium and you can expect to walk between 8 to 13km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.

You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.

The weather, even in summer, can be unpredictable. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses.

More to Explore
There will be plenty for you to see and do during your own leisure time during the course of your holiday, full details of which will be given out at your Information Meeting by your Tour Leader. Please note that prices shown may vary according to numbers. Full details will be given at your Information Meeting. All tours must be paid for in euros only. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you and explain where you will need to go but may not necessarily accompany you.

Algarve Highlights
Discover some of the Algarves best resorts, including Albufeira, Faro and Tavira, as well as enjoying a relaxing boat trip on the beautiful Ria Formosa estuary. €40.00 per person

We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate Ͽo add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
Nov 19ºC, Dec 16ºC, Mar 18ºC


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Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
05 Nov 2018 12 Nov 2018 7 All Ages £ 1265 Easy to Medium BOOK
Easy to Medium
20 Dec 2018 27 Dec 2018 7 All Ages £ 1499 Easy to Medium BOOK
Easy to Medium
25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 7 All Ages £ 1189 Easy to Medium BOOK
Easy to Medium
22 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019 7 All Ages £ 1269 BOOK

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Twin/double room for sole use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 5 guided walks
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Solos Board:
    Breakfast & dinner daily with 1 wine/beer/soft drink included

What's extra:

  • Insurance see here


  • Average daily maximum:
    19°C Nov 16°C Dec 18°C Mar

Walking notes:

  • Grade: Easy to medium
  • Distance: 8 to 13km per day
  • Walking boots: Essential


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