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“Superb walk with possibility to take a boat to visit caves”

Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Lagoa
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Vice nice walk on the cliff. We ended up with a boat trip on the praia Benagil. The walk is sometimes difficult and you should wear good walking shoes. We took a boat trip (30 minutes, 15 €/person)

Date of experience: April 2018
6  Thank jefkette
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We used the excellent ‘Walking Trails in the Algarve’ free pdf guide (just put it into Google) to provide both the details on the route and a very handy OS-style map. Following local advice we parked our hire car and started off from Praia da Marinha, which has a fantastic cliff-cupped beach of its own to visit if you have the time.

Our hike was the Easter Saturday and the weather was more or less perfect for it, about 20 degrees, dry and plenty of hazy sunshine. Starting out in shorts, T-shirt and a polo shirt, the latter had been stowed into the rucksack by the end so don't wear too much, it's quite a stiff and sometimes tricky clamber around in a few places if you do a bit of exploring off the main path. Definitely wear a good pair of trainers if doing the whole thing as we did and bring the usual essentials.

I think you'll be brave to try anything more than an hour's worth in the summer months unless competing in an iron man competition. That said, we're both in our fifties and even though the missus suffers from pain in her knees, she made it round ok. We didn't necessarily set off planning to do the entire 6-7km but the unfolding beautifully stunning coastline kept us going until the end; even our teenage son thoroughly enjoyed it. There's a nice beach place at Vale Centeanes at the end and they helpfully phoned a local taxi company to take us back to the car (12e for the three of us).

For those only wanting a shorter walk I would again suggest starting off from Praia da Marinha and then jumping off at Benagil just after the famous sink hole. There are a couple of bars there to take you back unless you fancied doing the same route in reverse. To be honest, the scenary in the final hour or so was not quite to the same level as the coast before it. Allow 3.5 hours if not in a rush along with taking pictures and diving into the odd section off the main path.

Date of experience: March 2018
7  Thank MikeandPhoebe
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Great views from the cliffs on the limestone rocks, on the unspoiled beaches you can't reach on foot, descending to other beaches, with some bars on the route for refreshments, some nice picnic places, some great blow holes. If you don't want to do the whole walk in one day, you can split the distance over two days. A great hike.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Jo D
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Walk along the cliffs on easy unmaintained footpaths. Great views and interesting cliff formations. Not very busy so you can take your time.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 3362alant
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice hiking and the best way to get to know the coast! Not too difficult but make sure you have water and don't go near the edges and unprotected places!! Definetly a must if you are in Algarve for a few days

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank JSPCB
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