About this holiday
We are based 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. There is
much to see and do here and some great venues
for our evening meals when we visit a number of
the town’s local restaurants.
Our programme of 5 guided walks includes:
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
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
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
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.
Tivoli Marina Portimão
Located just in front of Portimão marina, just 3-minute walk from the beach and a 5 minute walk from Praia de Rocha.
Facilities include 2 seawater pools and 2 restaurants.
Each studio and apartments include modern furnishings, satellite TV and have kitchenettes with dining areas.