The coastline around the western part of the Algarve is not only stunning, but has also an incredible variety of nature and climate. On this road trip, you will see high cliffs, long beaches, secluded beaches, “the end of the world”, powerful waves and some of the most breathtaking scenes you can find in this part of the world.
I pick you up 8.30 am. Towards the west, we’ll take small, beautiful roads and also stops for a view from the cliffs here and there. Depending on the season, we can probably pick some fruit along the way. Oranges, lemons, figs…
At “the end of the world” we stop by Fortalesa de Sagres placed on a magnificent cliff. One of many forts that has protected Portugal from intruders for hundreds of years. A nice picnic with sandwiches, local products, coffee, wine and more will be served close to nature.
The road trip continues up along the coast and we will stop by many fantastic beaches and also watch the powerful waves from the cliffs. In some areas, there is a saying, “If you have seen one beach, you have seen them all”. Nothing can be more wrong here in the Algarve! Every beach has its own unique signature and I can promise you that you will never get tired of seeing a new one.
The old and beautiful town of Aljezur will be the point where we turn inland. We eat a late lunch in a traditional Portuguese restaurant in the countryside.
On the road again, we go uphill on serpentine roads framed by Eucalyptus and Cork trees in a landscape almost free from “civilisation” except from a couple of small picturesque villages.
The road ends at the top of Monchique mountains and the highest point Foia. The weather can be very unpredictable in this area. (I always have a plan B:-)) If we feel like it, we can stay and watch the amazing sunset. Otherwise we go back down towards the southern coast and I drop you off at the same place as I picked you up.
This road trip will give you a new view of the Algarve and the wide variety there is in nature and climate. Do not plan any late dinner this night… you will be tired and your brain full of wow-views! Price and value