Walking in the Algarve (Paperback)

30 Coastal and Inland Walks in the South of Portugal

By Jacint Mig, Nike Werstroh

Cicerone Press Limited, 9781852849948, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2020

List Price: 27.95*
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Description

This guidebook describes 33 walks in the beautiful Algarve in southern Portugal. Boasting good weather, easy access, stunning scenery and some great hiking trails, the region is a perfect destination for a walking holiday. It is best known for its spectacular coastline: the coastal trails presented here afford ample opportunity to admire the plunging sinkholes, striking sea-cliffs and rock-hugged beaches. However, the interior is every bit as beautiful and other walks explore the forested slopes of Monchique and the tranquil countryside between the mountains and coast.

The routes range from 3.5 to 17km and cover the sun-kissed south coast, the rugged Vicentina Coast, the Monchique mountains and traditional villages of the eastern Algarve. Many can be accessed by public transport and details, along with tips on refreshment opportunities on route, are provided in the text. The route description is accompanied by clear mapping and notes on local points of interest.

Showcasing the region's varied landscapes, highlights include Cabo de São Vicente, Europe's most southwesterly point; the Algarve's highest peak, Fóia (902m); historical sites; dramatic cliffs, arches and sea-stacks; and idyllic beaches. With information on the Algarve's history, plants and wildlife and advice on travel and potential bases, the guide is an ideal companion to exploring this captivating region.



About the Author

Nike and Jacint met many years ago on a long coach journey as they both travelled into the unknown to build a new life in a different country. It wasn’t long before they became inseparable. Travelling quickly emerged as their favourite activity: they had their first walking holiday in Madeira in 2008 and now wherever they go they try to find the best trails. When they first visited Cyprus they were mesmerized by the diverse scenery, but discovered that information about trails was difficult to find and walking maps were not available. Having collected the best routes, they would love to share their passion for walking on this fascinating island with others.

Nike went to journalism school and Jacint is a keen photographer. They moved from London to Surrey where they can enjoy the countryside and hills.

Nike and Jacint met many years ago on a long coach journey as they both travelled into the unknown to build a new life in a different country. It wasn’t long before they became inseparable. Travelling quickly emerged as their favourite activity: they had their first walking holiday in Madeira in 2008 and now wherever they go they try to find the best trails. When they first visited Cyprus they were mesmerized by the diverse scenery, but discovered that information about trails was difficult to find and walking maps were not available. Having collected the best routes, they would love to share their passion for walking on this fascinating island with others.

Nike went to journalism school and Jacint is a keen photographer. They moved from London to Surrey where they can enjoy the countryside and hills.