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Via Algarviana, yet another option for walking in Portugal

#1
On another thread, I just saw mention by @Martin.P of the Via Algarviana, which I had never heard of before. A little searching shows that it's a 300 km east-west trail through the Algarve, from Alcoutim in the east to Sao Vicente in the west. This is not a coastal walk, in fact you don't hit the coast till you get to Sao Vicente. It goes through some of the hillier parts of the Algarve. You can see a map of the route here: http://www.mydestination.com/algarve/regionalinfo/6175197/via-algarviana-nature-trail

In Sao Vicente you can continue north on the Rota Vicentina, which takes you as far north as Santiago do Cacem, then bushwhack like @Conques did to get to the ferry to Lisbon, and then continue on to Santiago!

I think this is an official site, lots of good information for anyone who is interested.

http://www.viaalgarviana.org/index.php/the-track/?lang=en

Another option to go on the dream/wish list. Bom Caminho, Laurie
 

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#2
On another thread, I just saw mention by @Martin.P of the Via Algarviana, which I had never heard of before. A little searching shows that it's a 300 km east-west trail through the Algarve, from Alcoutim in the east to Sao Vicente in the west. This is not a coastal walk, in fact you don't hit the coast till you get to Sao Vicente. It goes through some of the hillier parts of the Algarve. You can see a map of the route here: http://www.mydestination.com/algarve/regionalinfo/6175197/via-algarviana-nature-trail

In Sao Vicente you can continue north on the Rota Vicentina, which takes you as far north as Santiago do Cacem, then bushwhack like @Conques did to get to the ferry to Lisbon, and then continue on to Santiago!

I think this is an official site, lots of good information for anyone who is interested.

http://www.viaalgarviana.org/index.php/the-track/?lang=en

Another option to go on the dream/wish list. Bom Caminho, Laurie

Hi Laurie.

It seems that the project of "Via Algarviana" is being abandoned. From 2015 are not guaranteed their maintenance.

AMSimões
 
#5
Laurie, I have welcome pilgrims doing the Via Algarviana (Starting in Faro) not many, comparing with Lisboa or Porto, and mostly on bicycle. few walking. Also already have a booking for 2016 from a pilgrim group older than 70 riding bicycle starting in Faro.
Do not expect, inspect ;)
Happy New Year and Bom caminho to you all
Mario
 

Diane55

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Camino Frances May 2014, Camino Portuguese September 2016, Planning Le Puy October 2017
#6
In October 2017 I walked from the Spanish border to Cabo San Vincente on the Via Algarviana. It is very different than walking a Camino route. It is well marked and most trails are very well maintained. That said there are very few services, cafes, accommodations or people on the route. I walked most of it alone and I was frightened much of the time. My phone did not work in the remote areas. This route is all hills, if you can't do long distances and 1000 mtrs up/down choose a different path. The whole route took me 14 days.
 


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