Walking Holiday

walking holiday monchique algarve
Special offer

Bookings received 3 months before the date of travel receive 10% discount.

Walking Holiday – 7 nights

Tap into your adventurous side on this 8 day/7 night fun filled walking Holiday in the stunning region of Monchique, Portugal.
In this walking holiday you will walk the mountains, beaches, cliffs and forests in the Western Algarve at your own pace.
Our knowledgeable guide will transport you to untrodden paths as well as the beautiful Via Algarviana which passes close to our traditional, comfortable farmhouse with private garden, pool and mesmerising views to the coast.

When you’re feeling in need of a well earned break, why not take a refreshing dip in the pool or relaxing sunbath in a comfy hammock.

7 nights
from £690 pp

Prices are based on groups of 6.
Minimum group size is 3 (please ask for a quote).


What's included

  • Transfers included. Faro airport pick up and drop off.
  • 7 nights’ accommodation.
  • All activities escorted by qualified  guide.
  • Transport to walking locations.
  • Picnic lunches on full day walks.
  • Guided walks across beautiful landscapes and charming villages.
  • Visit to west and South Coast and into the mountains and local places of interest.
  • Hamper with Breakfasts snacks and drinks.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Airport transfer provided to you – taking you from Faro airport to the quinta.
  • Check in to  the Quinta da Relva.
  • Take in the beautiful scenery as you relax on a comfortable hammock in the quinta’s stunning gardens, or take a refreshing swim. Or explore the footpaths from the house.
    Free time in the evening. Dinner can be taken at a restaurant or you can cook at the quinta.

 

Day 2

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your first activity.
  • Walk from the top of Fóia to the village of Monchique 6 km, crossing local forests, traditional farms, visit to water mill and medronho distillery.
  • Pick up some shopping.
  • After, you are free to relax at the quinta or explore the surrounding nature.
  • Escorted to dinner at a traditional where you can sample a range of local delicacies.

 

Day 3

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your second activity.
  • A  full day activity. Half hour drive through forests and foothills to the west coast. Stop for a coffee at the market.
  • Beach walking. Lunch at a restaurant and then some walking on the cliff paths.
  • Free time in the evening. Dinner can be taken at a restaurant or you can cook at the quinta.

 

Day 4

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your third exciting activity.
  • A day to yourself  to Walk the Via Algarviana. You will be picked up and collected at your chosen location.
  • Free time in the evening. Dinner can be taken at a restaurant or you can cook at the quinta.

 

Day 5

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast.
  • Walk from the Village of Monchique (445m Alt.) to the top of Picota (774m Alt.), crossing local forests, traditional farms, beautiful landscape view to the Algarve coast, show of the rich local biodiversity, finish with a visit to Caldas de Monchique (210m Alt.) local historical village spa.
  • Half way through your walk, you will sit down to take in the stunning views over a delicious picnic.
  • Free time in the evening. Dinner can be taken at a restaurant or you can cook at the quinta.

 

Day 6

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your fourth exciting activity and second full day activity of walking or mountain biking.
  • Full day activity.  A half hour drive towards the south coast and a walk on the Alvor boardwalk which passes through striking wetlands and the chance to spot some rare species. Lunch in a beach bar. Walk on the beach and exploring on the return journey.
  • Free time in the evening. Dinner can be taken at a restaurant or you can cook at the quinta.

 

Day 7 

  • You may feel you would like a day off. After breakfast there is a lift into town if you would like to visit the shops and a lift back in the afternoon or you can walk or take a taxi. Or just stay home take a walk from the house or relax.

Day 8 

  •  Transfer to the airport. Depending on your flight time you may be able to have some time on Faro beach.


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