Useful links for walkers
GPS walkingroute’s Algarve
The Portuguese website of tempo provides nice overviews of the weather in the entire Algarve.
There are several walking guides on the Algarve. We show the most used ones here. By clicking on the text you will see a small content of the guide. You can buy the guides at the travel bookstore.
Sunflower – Walking guide – 5 car tours and 50 walks
Algarve: Rother Walking Guide
Crossbill Guides – Southern Portugal from Lisbon to the Algarve
Cicerone – Walking in the Algarve – 33 walks in the south of Portugal
For bus transport in the Algarve we refer to: Eva bus transport. In addition, there are also a number of smaller lines. Information about this can be found on the website Algarve Bus and locally at the local bus stations of the larger towns, such as Tavira, Faro, Loulé, Albufeira, Lagos etc.
A train also runs through the Algarve from Lagos to Vila Real de Santo António v.v. Information about this can be found on the site of the Portuguese train Comboios de Portugal.
Topographic walking maps
The best topographic walking maps are: Carta Militar de Portugal from the Institutio geografico de Exercito. The blue series (the best for walking) has a scale of 1: 25000, the green 1: on 50000. In this way, the whole of Portugal is mapped on 610 topographic maps. You can order this maps online on the website of de Exercito or at the specialized travel book store Stanfords.
Tourist information about the Algarve
Portugal Portal – online magazine over wonen, werken en genieten in Portugal
Algarve Tips – The #1 guide to the Algarve
On the website of Stanfords travel bookshop you can find a lot of books and maps about the Algarve.
Walking holidays Algarve
In the Algarve you can choose from various options to stay. You can book a hotel through a travel organization or via the internet, you can rent a house or camp with a tent or camper. But the best way to discover the Algarve is through staying at a Bed and Breakfast. You are then assured of small-scale, personal approach, but especially of special places. From there you can explore the Algarve by walking or by car. Its even possible to explore the region by mountain bike.