Galé to Albufeira – lanes, trails and sculptures

Occasionally, I have the maddest ideas. Typically, these involve a walking challenge and (more recently) a little exploration with the help of my Viewranger app. My latest idea was to combine a much-needed trip to my bank and, at the … Continued

Quinta da Figueirinha – jamming in the Algarve barrocal

We’ve been hearing good things about Quinta da Figueirinha near Silves for some time now. Musician and producer Steve Lima heaped praise on the quinta’s Saturday afternoon jamming session when I interviewed him for Tomorrow magazine. Our friend Jőrg (a … Continued

Central Algarve: looping São Bartolomeu de Messines

With Depression Bárbara bringing the first real rains this autumn (not to mention bougainvillea-battering winds), I’m staying at home. Instead of going out walking, I thought I’d write about a waymarked route we did back in September for Walkingworld: a … Continued

Camino de Santiago: Faro to Loulé

This week we walked the first stage of the Central Camino de Santiago, one of Portugal’s long-distance caminos. The website Stingy Nomads claims the Camino Português is the second most popular route to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Northern Spain. … Continued