The Algarve Book Cellar

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I’d heard about the secondhand book shop in Carvoeiro ages ago but, despite living little more than 12 km away, I’d never got round to visiting it. Fortunately, that all changed when I was visiting my friend Jane recently and … Continued

The levada of Lagoa

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Back in November, Harri and I finished a walk from Lagoa with a short stretch of levada walking. Though we decided to abort our planned 30-kilometre hike due to an unexpected downpour and only walked 23.4 kilometres, we were excited … Continued

GR13.9 – Silves to Parchal – 15.8 km

Another weekend, another Via Algarviana link route to tackle – this time the new GR13.9 – Silves to Parchal – 15.8 km. Of course, never ones to take things easy, we decided to tackle the GR13.9 route in both directions … Continued

GR13.10 – Monchique to Alferce – 11.7 km

Route details Distance:  11.7 kilometres Time:       2:38 Ascent:    282 metres Speed:     4.4 kilometres per hour Our experience Our afternoon’s hike was the GR13.10 – Monchique to Alferce – 11.7 km, which meanders through the Monchique valley … Continued