Rocha da Pena and Penina

I thought we last hiked Rocha da Pena two years, but it was in fact three years ago that we walked from Albufeira to Salir and, the next day, tackled this beauty of a mountain. This was our first real … Continued

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

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

Levada walking and Clube Nautico Silves

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Last Christmas Eve we walked the levada near Silves for the first time. In July, we enjoyed the route for a second time and our friend Jörg introduced us to the fabulous Clube Nautico Silves. Well, it would appear we … Continued