The Algarve… The Portuguese region with the highest number of sunny days offers many leisure options, attractions and outings for tourists. Just going for a stroll is enough to be charmed by the narrow streets of the cities and fishing towns. The pleasant climate, the beaches with their clear water and golden sand, and the delicious traditional cuisine are more than sufficient reason for calling the Algarve a dream destination.

Entertainment, culture and leisure for every taste and a range of options for those who want to be active on holiday. If you’re planning a visit to the Algarve, be sure to bring your bike or your training shoes so that you can go for a run or a walk.

The Algarve is recognised as an excellent destination for cycling and walking and, in autumn, it’s better still! The best time of year for walking is from September to June, when it’s not as hot and there are always various programmes and attractions on offer for cycling, walking and running enthusiasts. Apart from the sense of physical well-being that you get from doing sport, your mind will also be rejuvenated, thanks to the beautiful natural surroundings, superb scenery and abundant history and culture.

With this type of active tourism in mind, various tours and programmes have been devised, offering routes and trails with differing degrees of difficulty.

There are five long distance routes that travellers can explore:

  • Vicentine Route
  • Via Algarviana
  • Guadiana Great Route
  • The Coastal Ecovia
  • Road bike routes

The Cycling & Walking in the Algarve programme is quite well known; the website features downloadable routes, maps and itineraries, as well as offering important tips.

Faro Airport is your gateway to the Algarve and direct flights arrive here from some of Europe’s main cities, meaning you have very easy access to everything that the Algarve has to offer in autumn.

If you enjoy physical activity, the open air, nature and unforgettable scenery, you must visit the Algarve! Believe us when we say you’ll love it! We’re waiting for you!