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is a Self-guided Walking holiday based in Tavira, in the East Algarve. Specially designed to explore the Algarve’s countryside and the natural wonders of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, this walking tour is a treat for those who love nature’s coastal hikes full of wildlife, but also inland walks in overlooked parts of the Algarve, peaceful and rich in traditions.
Spectacular hikes in the Ria Formosa Natural Park
The charming historical town of Tavira
Typical fisherman villages and ways of life
Surprising walks in the little-visited countryside East Algarve
The amazing Portuguese gastronomy and wines
Includes all the information and services you need, from detailed route notes to a 24h hotline
Trip documents in EN or DE
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Supplier Detail : BeCool Travel specialises in nature holidays in Portugal, brought to you by our local partners. We offer a range of tours professionally designed, developed, and run on the ground by small local tour operators, who proudly show off their home’s natural landscapes, culture, and heritage. By connecting independent travellers to local tour operators, we strive for fairer and more sustainable ways of traveling. This is a fundamental part of our philosophy and business approach, along with the urge for environmental protection and respect for local cultures. The aim is to achieve a positive experience for everyone, both for our clients and for the people whose landscapes, culture, and lifestyle they’ve come to enjoy. With a local nature tour operator, you not only discover the essence of your destination, but also deepen your appreciation of its beauty, importance, and uniqueness. BeCool Travel’s team also rounds up all the travel services you need for a complete and meaningful holiday experience. Book with confidence from trusted local businesses!
Individual arrival to Faro Airport or Faro Train station.
Hotel Maria Nova Hotel (4****) or similar
Located a 5-minute walk from Tavira’s bustling town centre, Maria Nova Lounge Hotel – Adults Only enjoys a quiet hillside location. Its modern rooms feature a private balcony with panoramic views. Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools.
Maria Nova Hotel’s rooms are decorated with tiled floors, wooden furniture, and large windows. All rooms have a minibar, satellite TV, and an en suite bathroom.
The Bar Panorâmico offers an extensive list of cocktails and stunning views over Tavira.
Cacela Velha & Cabanas Walk
An easy walk, close to the coast, starting in the beautiful old village of Cacela Velha, following tracks and quiet lanes to the picturesque old fishing village of Cabanas.
Here fishermen still continue their craft, mixing harmoniously with the visitors crossing to the island and the golden beaches. Here too you can rest, enjoy good food and drink whilst enjoying the sunshine by the colourful waterfront. Continue back to Tavira, through the saltpans where it’s possible to see an abundance of wildlife along with the traditional craft of salt extraction.
Walking time: 3h30; Distance: 14.1km; 8.7mi; Ascent/Descent: +65m/-66m; Min/Max Elev.: 2m/43m
A beautiful walk going down a fertile valley, dotted with the occasional small family-operated traditional tile factories. Our walk passes through smallholdings where vegetable plots share space with olive, carob, almond, and fig trees.
This rich valley also has an abundance of orange and lemon orchards whose flowers perfume the air while the profusion of wildflowers delights the eyes. The walk takes us past the local beauty spot of Pêgo do Inferno and then brings us right back into Tavira and the hotel.
Walking time: 3h45; Distance: 15km; 9.3mi; Ascent/Descent:+146m/-282m; Min/Max Elev.: 6m/172m
This is an ideal opportunity to relax and enjoy the attractions of Tavira and its surroundings. You can walk/tour independently, or visit local places of interest. From Tavira, there is a wide variety of sightseeing available (we can advise and/or recommend options according to your interests). In their free time, keen bird-watchers may wish to visit Castro Marim in the fens and marshes of the “Reserva Natural do Sapal”, famous for their flamingos, or enjoy other local sightseeing tours.
Altura to Vila Real de Santo António Walk
A very enjoyable walk along the coast to the frontier with Spain. Start in the resort village of Altura and meander along small paths through the pine woodlands and along pristine beaches to reach the estuary of the Rio Guadiana that separates Portugal from Spain.
The walk finishes in the charming town of Vila Real de Santo António with a fascinating history and architecture.
From here, it’s possible to take the ferry across the river to the town of Ayamonte in Spain. You may want to enjoy some tapas or calamari in the many cafés of this attractive town!
Walking time: 2h45; Distance: 11km/ 6.83mi; Ascent/Descent: 11m/-20m; Min/Max Elev.: 0m/13m
A fascinating walk to the west of Tavira. Start in the fishing village of Fuzeta with its bustling waterfront, crossing saltpans full of birdlife, small hamlets with colourful houses and gardens, grand villas, and tiny small holdings to finish in Tavira.
You can stop en route at little cafés fronting the tranquil waters of the Ria or even lunch some wonderful fish and shellfish freshly caught that day!
Walking time: 4h; Distance: 16km/10mi; Ascent/Descent: 35m/-22m; Min/Max Elev.: 1m/27m
Santa Luzia & Tavira Island Walk
A real treat as you walk along with one of the finest beaches in the world and visit the small fishing village of Santa Luzia with its abundance of fishing boats bobbing in the gentle waters of the channel.
The cafés and restaurants here vary from simple to gourmet level and can offer all the local specialities.
Not just a day’s walking but a real day’s holiday as well!
Walking time: 4h15; Distance: 17km/10.51mi; Ascent/Descent: 21m/-21m; Min/Max Elev.: 0m/21m
Individual departure or extra days
At a convenient time transfer to Faro Airport or Faro Train station.