About this holiday
We are based in the charming resort
of Cabanas, close to Tavira, the
“Pearl of the Algarve” a lovely town
with winding streets, picturesque
houses, gabled roofs, quaint
churches, and a Moorish castle
sitting high above it and dominating
Our walking will allow us to explore
the region’s scenic coastline, as
well as its beautiful interior. In
the evenings, our dinners will be
taken in traditional Portuguese
restaurants in both Cabanas and
Tavira – a sociable and relaxed end
to the day!
Our programme of 5 guided
This walk crosses the scenic Ria
Formosa Natural Park, a protected
nature reserve covering over 50km
of coastline from Tavira to Ancao.
There’s plenty to spot; birds abound
here, including storks and, if you
are lucky, flamingos, as well as the
occasional local fisherman going
about his business.
Today we walk through open
countryside, enjoying fine views
across the surrounding hillsides. We
will pass fields of carob and olive
trees, as well as groves of oranges,
lemons, figs, pomegranates and
almonds – a real sense overload
when you combine this with the
abundance of wildflowers. Our walk
will end in a local bar, where we will
have time for a refreshing drink.
The day starts with a boat trip from
the centre of Tavira to the Ilha de
Tavira (recognized as one of the 10
best beaches in the world). Here
we head for the sea and then walk
along the island to Barril Beach, with
its huge display of anchors on the
dunes. We then cross the lagoon
and walk to the delightful fishing
village of Santa Luzia.
This walk will take us through
forests of cork oaks, giving a chance
to understand the commercial and
environmental importance of this
product to the region. We will visit
local villages where working life
continues as it has for centuries,
and we can admire the traditional
handmade bricks and colourful tiles
that the region is so famous for.
Hotel Golden Clube Resort
The Golden Clube provides a
comfortable base for our holiday.
There’s a relaxing indoor swimming
pool, as well as a spa.
rooms have a balcony or terrace,
satellite TV, and kitchenette. Free
Wi-Fi is available.