The Algarve is known to everyone as a wonderful tourist destination. But this southern region of Portugal is also a beautiful walking and hiking destination. High mountains and forests, jagged coastlines with spectacular sea views, a wealth of unique bird species and other flora and fauna, you can see it all in the Algarve. The wonderful climate, the hospitable people and of course the relaxing stay at The White House B&B complete this journey.
We offer this walking week for people who are looking for a few days of relaxation, who want to be active and at the same time want to enjoy a week full of pampering. The beautiful nature, the scenery and the delicious dinners at The White House make this week an unforgettable experience.
This walking-relaxing week starts with the arrival on Wednesday 31 October and a communal dinner. The walks are from Thursday 1 November to Sunday 4 November. On Monday, November 5, everyone will return home (or you will stay for a few days to recover …). There are several flights possible that are very affordable during this period, especially if you book in time.
The walks are not too heavy and for everyone with a good walking condition to do fine. The walks mainly run along paved roads and narrow goat paths and there are occasional short stretches over rocks, where some step security is desired. The walks last about 3 hours. After the walks we enjoy the packed lunches together, after which we return to The White House for a relaxing afternoon and evening.
Of course there is enough space in our B & B to relax, take a dip in the swimming pool, drink a drink in the village pub or simply read a book. In addition, we will visit the well-known monthly market in Moncarapacho on a Sunday morning. Three evenings, we serve a delicious three course menu. For the other days we have very good experiences with Über taxis so renting a car is not necessary this week. Finally we visit with those who are interested a delicious wine and tapas tasting in the old center of Faro (not included in the price). All in all, the program looks like this;
Wednesday 31 October
Arrival at the White House, welcome dinner and introduction
Thursday, November 1
A walk in the hills of the Cerro da Cabeça. This area is less than 10 km from The White House, and is classified as an important area within Natura 2000. We see, among other things, limestone rocks with Karst formations, prehistoric lime kilns and numerous caves that are used as shelter by different species of bats. In the evening discovery of Olhão and food on your own occasion
Friday, November 2
A walk in the salt pans and the wetlands of the Ria Formosa. Part of this beautiful lagoon is permanently submerged and another part emerges during low tide. The ebb and flow of water together with the shallows of the water creates conditions to promote a large biodiversity of crustaceans, ringworms, fish and their main predators, the birds. Evening meal together
Saturday, November 3
The third walk takes us along the steep red cliffs of the Portuguese coast. We leave near Praia de Falésia and walk partly on the beach and partly along the rocky coasts through the high cliffs. A wonderful blow-out day. Evening optional excursion to wine tasting in Faro.
Sunday, November 4
Immediately after breakfast we pay a visit to the large farmers market in Moncarapacho. Relax in the afternoon and a farewell dinner at The White House in the evening.
Monday, November 5
Breakfast and departure home.
The guidance during the three walks is the hands of Luís Gonçalves, a born Portuguese from this region with a wealth of knowledge about local nature, the landscape and sustainability. He speaks very good English and he is a very nice guide! Through the eyes of Luis you see nature in a different way and you learn a lot about the Mediterranean landscape and the native animals.
Prices Walk Relax week
This Hiking Relax Week will take place from October 31st to Monday November 5th. Six days, five nights, three walking days. The costs of this walking week are € 895, – for two persons (based on one room). Individual travelers pay € 695, – (single use of the room).
Transport to and from Faro-Pechão airport
Transport to and from start and end of walking tours
5 nights with breakfast
Walking tours on day 2, 3, and 4, including professional guide
Includes 3 x lunch package and 3 x 3-course dinner (excluding drinks).
Air travel, travel and cancellation insurance, drinks and wine, other meals, optional excursions, tips and personal expenses.
Interested? Please send us an email and we can discuss the options and possible flights. This arrangement only continues with sufficient registrations. You can book until Sunday 12 August. Then we look at the number of registrations and decide whether we can confirm everyone. Changes are expressly reserved.