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Hiking the Algarve – Percurso do Lagoão

Aptly named the Percurso do Lagoão trail, (roughly translated “the course of the lagoon”) follows the floodplain of the Ribeira da Odelouca near the small hill town of São Marcos da Serra. Located in the northern portion of the Algarve this trail … Continue reading

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Hiking the Algarve – Pedra do Galo

We found this trail listed under two different names – Pedra do Galo and Discovering the Forest (Lilac Trail). Located in the hills behind the charming village of Barão de São Jão, finding the parking lot can be a lot … Continue reading

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Hiking the Algarve – A Rocha Delicada

The Viaalgarviana is a long distance trail that runs 300 km across the Algarve from Alcoutim on the Guadiana River at the Spanish border to Cabo de São Vincente in the west. One the main goals of the system is to … Continue reading

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Birding in the Algarve – Ria de Alvor

From the picturesque town of Alvor in the Western Algarve a boardwalk winds its way through salt marshes, dunes, mud flats and salt pans to the mouth of the Ria de Alvor. In addition to the simple natural beauty of … Continue reading

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