Levada walking in Silves

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We always loved walking Madeira’s numerous levadas; however, it wasn’t until Harri bought a new hiking book that we learned there was a levada in nearby Silves. For the uninitiated, levadas are water channels built to irrigate large areas of … Continued

Western Algarve – Burgau to Lagos

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We overdid it slightly last night. Soon after our arrival at the very pleasant Hotel Burgau, it started raining again and by the time we ventured out to eat it felt more like rainy Wales than the sunny Algarve. Burgau … Continued

Algarve winter: Albufeira to Loulé

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With our last weekend of Algarve hiking looming, we were undecided where we should head. We love coastal walking, especially when the sun is shining; however, over the past few months we have walked the Algarve coastline from Tavira to … Continued

Via Algarviana: Vila do Bispo to Sagres

Our last day on the trail. By early afternoon, we would have reached Cabo de São Vicente and the end of the Via Algarviana. Rather than feeling elated that we were about to achieve what we’d set out to do, we … Continued