1. Alcoutim to Balurcos: 24km
  2. Balurcos to Furnazinhas: 14km
  3. Furnazinhas to Vaqueiros: 21km
  4. Vaqueiros to Cachopo: 15km
  5. Cachopo to Barranco do Velho: 30km
  6. Barranco do Velho to Salir: 16km
  7. Salir to Alte: 19km
  8. Alte to Messines: 20km
  9. Messines to Silves: 30km
  10. Silves to Monchique: 31km
  11. Monchique to Marmelete: 16km
  12. Marmelete to Barão de São Jão: 37km
  13. Barão de São João to Vila do Bispo: 24km
  14. Vila do Bispo to Cabo de São Vicente: 17km

Alternative finish via Aljezur and the Rota Vicentina (GR11)

  1. Marmelete to Aljezur: 19km
  2. Aljezur to Arrifana: 12km
  3. Arrifana to Carrapateira: 24km
  4. Carrapateira to Vila do Bispo: 22km
  5. Vila do Bispo to Cabo de São Vicente:14km


For more information about walking the Via Algarviana visit the official website. A printed guide with individual maps of each section, plus all the link routes are available free of charge (postage is payable).

The Via Algarviana – an English guide to the ‘Algarve Way’ by Harri Garrod Roberts is available from online bookstores, included Amazon’s Kindle store and is priced at £2.99.

Never Too Old To Backpack: The Via Algarviana by Tracy Burton is available from Amazon and is priced at £2.99.

For more photographs of the Via Algarviana visit Pinterest.