All of Portugal is rich with walking routes (Caminhadas) and trails (Trilhos) for you to explore. At Carvoeiro.villas we are obviously most interested in the coastline and countryside of the Algarve for you. Indeed, this page will give you some ideas, but also we have posts of our adventures, for you to follow.
Importantly Portugal has invested in protecting coastline and countryside in areas which have heavy footfall. Moreover you will see many wooden boardwalks as walking trails for you to enjoy. The 3 main boardwalks in the locality of Carvoeiro are:
Firstly, Carvoeiro:- Algar Seco to the chapel. It follows the cliffs, and gives you access to the rock formation, as well 2 seating areas to walk the sunset. Furthermore, it is lit up at night if you fancy a late evening stroll.
Secondly, Praia Grande – Salgados – Gale:- Follows the nature reserve lagoon and has special birdwatching platforms (For more serious Twitchers)
Thirdly, Alvor:- This is probably the longest, with multiple routes, located just south of the main village and the marina area. The walkway takes you on circular to the east of Alvor, around the nature reserve, with exits to the beach.
Carvoeiro Walking Trails
We have two amazing markedwalking trails for you in the Carvoeiro area.
The first most well known is the 7 Hanging Valleys (Sete Vales Suspensos). A linear walk from Praia da Marinha to Praia de Centianes. Approx 6km with stunning scenery.
Secondly, is the less well known is the Trail of the Headlands (Caminho dos Promontiorios) but has incredile scenery. Linear from Praia do Paraiso to Praia do Molhe.
Countryside Walking Trails
Without a doubt 2020 and the start of 2021 was not kind to the rental market. In spite of the we spent the time working hard in the background with the villas. In addition we have been exploring the countryside of the Algarve. You can even follow our adventures direct on Wikiloc.
Furthermore, why not go inland and discover the Portuguese countryside, like the trail of the historic battle at Sant Ana, or the archaeological walk of Vale Fuzeiros Menires. Furthermore for the more adventurous there the Monchique walks of Trail of the Windmills and Trail of the Waterfalls.
Finally, there are great guides for you to see online, especially if you are a keen explorer by foot. Portuguese Tourism Board “Guide to Algarve´s Walking Trails“. Also, you can use the Via Algarviana website with their trails. **both are sources we have used**