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Hiking in the Eastern Algarve – from February to April

Join us on our hikes exploring the finest sites

Discover the most charming of the landscapes making up the Eastern Algarve (the coastline, the Ria Formosa lagoon, the hinterland and the Guadiana River) and its historical towns (Tavira and Faro), and savour the traditional local cuisine.

Explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park over the course of a week. Spend time in the historical town of Tavira, with its 37 churches, castle and Roman bridge, and in the white village of Cacela Velha, with its stunning views of the lagoon. Head down from the hills to the Guadiana River, along the border with Spain. Visit the historical centre of Faro, the Algarve’s capital, and cross the Ludo area for bird spotting.

We take care of everything: transport, an experienced guide and meals served in local restaurants.

WEEKLY PACKAGE

Half-board accommodation + 4 hikes including transport, guide and lunch

from

€512

 



OUR HIKING ROUTES
 

ALONG THE RIA FORMOSA LAGOON TO CACELA VELHA


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BOOK DIRECTLY WITH US AND RECEIVE A FREE MASSAGE OR A FREE TRAINING SESSION WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER


EASTERN ALGARVE MAP
 



BOOK YOUR HIKING PROGRAM NOW

Available dates: 

  • 4 - 10 February 2018
  • 18 – 24 February 2018
  • 4 – 10 March 2018
  • 18 – 24 March 2018
  • 1 – 7 April 2018
  • 15 – 21 April 2018
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USEFUL INFORMATION

Note: breakfast and dinner in the Golden Club Cabanas restaurant are included in the accommodation package on a half-board basis.

 

Sunday

  • Welcome arrival drink in the A Barca Bar
  • Early check-in option (subject to availability)

 

Monday

  • Program presentation
  • Hike along the Ria Formosa lagoon, from Cabanas to Tavira to Cacela Velha
  • Lunch in a restaurant in Cacela Velha

 

Tuesday

  • Hike along the coastline, from the Praia do Barril beach to Tavira
  • Lunch in a restaurant in Tavira
  • Visit to the historical centre of Tavira, a city with 37 churches

 

Wednesday

  • A free-day, whether for resting, relaxing and enjoying the facilities and sports and leisure activities available at the hotel, or to take a wander along the beach or a bike ride into the countryside

 

Thursday

  • Hike down from the highlands to the Guadiana River
  • Lunch in a restaurant in Foz da Ribeira de Odeleite or in Castro Marim
  • Visit to the medieval Castro Marim castle

 

Friday

  • Hike and bird watching on the Quinta do Ludo estate
  • Lunch in a restaurant in Faro
  • Visit to the historical centre of Faro, the Algarve’s capital

 

Saturday

  • Check-out

The hiking package includes:

  • Accommodation under a half-board regime (including breakfast and dinner)
  • 4 hikes, including transport, guide, insurance and a foodpack (2 pieces of fruit, 1 small bottle of water, 1 chocolate or energy bar), per person
  • 4 lunches in characteristic restaurants located near the hike routes, per person
  • Access to the hotel’s leisure and sports facilities, including the gym, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi
  • Participation in the hotel’s entertainment program
  • Welcome drink
  • Program and route presentation briefing
  • Opportunity for early check-in (subject to availability)

Light hiking

The hikes have an easy or moderate level of difficulty: 2-4 hours, 5 to 10 km, with accumulated rises of less than 200 m. We walk along beaten earth paths, the beach and riverbanks as well as crossing some stretches of rural roads.

One of our guide accompanies each group.

 

Lunch in local restaurants

On hiking days, we lunch in local restaurants purpose selected for their quality of Algarve gastronomy.

 

Transport provided

Vehicle transport to the beginning of the path (generally by minibus or car), organised by us, enables you to see more of this region. We set off in the morning and return in the late afternoon or early evening. We normally depart from the hotel at 8.30am and return between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on days including visits to the historical centre of Tavira or Faro after lunch, or between 3pm and 4pm on other days.

All the routes are located within 45 minutes of the resort by car (7 to 45 minutes with an average of 30 km). For the route along the lagoon to Cacela Velha, we leave the hotel on foot and make the return by vehicle.

  • Reservations for the hiking programs are subject to limited availability. Make your reservation now to guarantee your place.
  • The programs only take place in the weeks specified. They begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. If you are not able to be with us for the full week and wish only to join some specific hikes, you may reserve your place subject to availability.
  • The program may suffer last minute alterations due to the weather, the presence of birds or other motives beyond the control of Golden Club Cabanas.
  • We only accept reservations with a minimum pre-booking period of one week.
  • Confirmation of the reservation follows the payment of 30% of the total package cost.
  • Cancellations and refunds: we will refund your deposit in full if you cancel your stay 10 or more days before your arrival date; no refunds will be given if you cancel your stay less than 10 days before your arrival date. 


OTHER PRICES

  Per hike Package of four hikes
Price for hike + transport + guide + insurance  €25 €90
Price with additional restaurant fees + foodpack €45 €160

Note: these prices do not include the cost of accommodation and board at Golden Club and taxes (please visit our reservations system for details).

  Per hike Package of four hikes
Price for hike + transport + guide + insurance  €35 €130
Price with additional restaurant fees + foodpack €55 €210

Note: these prices do not include the cost of accommodation and board at Golden Club and taxes (please visit our reservations system for details).


ANY QUESTIONS?

Walking as a group? Get in touch with us.