Walk nº 4: Tavira 11h30 - 14h30 (9 km/ 6 miles)
See our Events Page on Facebook on which days we´ll walk here.
This walk leads you along the local small farms west of Tavira and towards the fishing village Santa Luzia. The way back follows the marsh lands with salt pans and occasionally flamingoes.
Start & finish is from the coffee shop “Barlavento” outside the train station in Tavira (map). When you enter Tavira by car, follow the signs “Estação”. The train station is located next to supermarket “Lidl” at a large roundabout named Largo de Santo Amaro. The coffee shop is in the right wing of the building.
The complete walk is flat. The terrain is a mixture of asphalt, gravel roads, and single tracks through the farm lands outside Tavira and along the coast. There is little shade, so bring on a sunny day a hat please.
Required Fitness Level is 1, Terrain Level is B, see this explained here.
€5 pp - what´s included?
The best thing is: the cost is only € 5 per person per walk.
Included is our company´s liability insurance, a First-Aid-certified walking guide and you are hosted by Outdoor-Tours, a Portuguese licensed outdoor adventure company.
From the West-Algarve (Lagos, Portimão, Silves, Albufeira - Ferreiras, Boliqueime, Loulé, Almansil, Faro, Olhão, Fuzeta, Livramento and some more smaller stations)
There is a train leaving from Lagos (map) at 09h00. In Faro you have to change train, the connection time is 3 minutes, but the trains will wait for each other. Arrival time in Tavira is 11h18 and it is the end station for this train.
For the return journey by train, the first train leaves at 15h25. Those who wish to stay longer in Tavira can walk in 10 minutes (map) to the village centre. There are 4 more trains going back later to Lagos. Check here the CP Train Times (PDF).
From the East-Algarve (Vila Real de Santo António, Monte Gordo, Castro Marim, Cacela)
There is a train leaving from Vila Real de Santo António at 09h33. As the walk starts only at 11h30, we suggest a stroll through the village centre nearby (map).
For the return journey by train, the first train leaves at 15h23. Those who wish to stay longer in Tavira can walk in 10 minutes walk (map) to the village centre. There are 6 later trains going back to Vila Real de Santo António. Check here the CP Train Times (PDF).
Check out our Events Page on Facebook for the dates that we will walk in Tavira. There is no need to book. Just show up 15 minutes before the start of the walk. Only in case the lagos Train is delayed we will wait for 15 minutes.
In the rare event that the weather forces us to cancel or postpone the walk, we will communicate through our Events Page on Facebook. ”Like” our Page and you will be updated automatically in the future.
Read some extra notes about: what to bring - safety & social - fitness & terrain level
Buy an extra service from us: book a private transfer - hire of walking poles - buy travel insurance
Algarve Coastal Walks
Walk nº 1: Sagres 10h30 - 13h00 (10 km/ 6 miles) Fitness 1. Terrain B
Walk nº 2: Raposeira 10h30 - 13h00 (11 km/ 7 miles) Fitness 2. Terrain B
Walk nº 3: Carvoeiro 10h30 - 13h30 (8 km/ 5 miles) Fitness 2. Terrain C
Walk nº 4: Tavira 11h30 - 14h30 (9 km/ 6 miles) - Fitness 1. Terrain B
Algarve Interior Walks
Walk nº 5: Barão São João (=BSJ) 11h30 - 14h00 (7 km/ 5 miles) Fitness 2/3. Terrain C
Walk nº 6: Mexilhoeira Grande 11h00 - 14h00 (11 km/ 7 miles) Fitness 1. Terrain B
Walk nº 7: Silves/ Poço Bareto 10h30 - 13h30 (8 km/ 5 miles) Fitness 1. Terrain B
Walk nº 8: Monchique 11h00 - 14h00 (8 km/ 5 miles) Fitness 2/3. Terrain C