River and boat at Monte Velho, Portugal

Hiking in the Algarve

Very popular in the Algarve, hiking is a brilliant way of exercising whilst enjoying breath-taking sceneries of dramatic coastlines and mountainous terrain.

Especially in the Spring and Autumn months when temperatures are milder, you can explore kilometres of trails and natural paths in Monchique (pictured above), marvelling at the natural beauty of inland Algarve.  Indeed, if you’re staying at great value Monchique Resort & Spa, you can stroll out in to the hills from your door!

Or if you’d rather be nearer to the fresh sea air, you can always opt for a hike closer to the beaches on the wild west or south coast, away from the crowds and surrounded by natural beauty.  Perfect if you’re staying at Martinal Beach Resort

Hiking can also be easily organised when staying on the west coast at Monte Velho Nature Resort.  Contact us and we would be happy to organise this for you.

Recommended places to stay for hiking

These hotels are in beautiful rural settings, so are perfect for a hike from the back of the hotel. Hiking can be organised by the concierge teams at the other 5 star hotels we recommend, such as Pine Cliffs.

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