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The birds of Ludo and the history of Faro, the Algarve capital

We set off in the morning by vehicle* for Ludo, one of the best bird spotting sites in the region. In the afternoon, we explore the historical centre of Faro, the capital of the Algarve.

On the path through Ludo, which runs through marshlands, there are caimans (or purple swamphens), wigeons, mallards, great-crested grebes, flamingos, royal herons and other birds. Bring your binoculars.

Following a pause for some bird spotting, we continue onwards through the Ludo pine trees, the Ria Formosa marsh and salt works, which maintain their production according to the classical style.

We skirt round a golf course with fine views out over Ria Formosa before making the short trip to Faro for lunch in a restaurant in the historical centre.

Afterwards, there is time to explore the historical city, flanked by its 9th century walls and echoing with some of the history of the Algarve. Our visit takes in the Arco da Vila, Praça D. Afonso III Square and the Cathedral, where we head up the bell tower for some wonderful views out over the city and Ria Formosa.

We the end our tour of the city and return by vehicle to Tavira and Cabanas.

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General details:

Walking distance: around 6 km, excluding the visit to historical Faro

Walking time: around 3h, including a stop for bird spotting and excluding the visit to historical Faro

Level of difficulty: easy

Accumulated level of ascent: less than 200m

Event duration: 8.30am – 5pm

Departure from: Golden Club Cabanas (or Praça da República Square in Tavira)

Collection point for the return trip: Largo de São Francisco Square in Faro

Observations: The excursion price includes transport between Ludo / Quinta do Lago and the historical centre of Faro (in addition to the return trip between Cabanas/Tavira and Faro).

* We provide the transport by car, mini-bus or small coach depending on the group’s size.

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