The Best Algarve Coastal Walks to Do With the Family
The Algarve is known to be one of the most picturesque places to visit in Europe. If you’re a holiday goer who loves to get up and go, instead of sunbathing on the beach, then taking a coastal walk could be the ideal holiday activity for you and the family. The Algarve is also known and the Golden Triangle, as it’s home to white and golden shores and mile long stretches of coastline to be explored.
Here are some of the best Algarve coastal walks to do with the family:
Exploring the coast of Lagos
If you’re staying in Lagos, then a walk along the rocky coast is a must. The rock formations in Ponta da Piedade and Praia da Marinha are a stunning natural occurrence. Picture this, you’re walking down the coastline, looking out at blue and turquoise shore and the stunning limestone rocks that jut out of the sea. This is said to be a really peaceful experience, so it’s a perfect way to get yourself into holiday mode.
Along the walking track, you will find little beaches that surround the rock formations, as well as a view of the Lagos bay. The Ponte da Piedade is known to be one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the Algarve that many travel to see.
If you want to experience a culmination of culture and nature in one go, then the walk from Sagres to the cape of St. Vincent offers a unique experience. The typical route begins at the fortress of Sagres and down to the cape of St. Vincent. It’s interesting to note that the cape of St. Vincent is the south-westernmost point of Europe.
Rocha da Pena
If you’re staying in the Algarve countryside, then there is a stunning walking route to follow in Loule region. Rocha da Oeba is a walk up the mountain, where you get a stunning view of the coast. This is not for the faint hearted, so be sure to pack the right walking shoes and equipment when you’re walking up the mountain. This trail lasts for around 2.5 hours and here you will pass through a stunning little village called Penina.
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