Walking from Vau to Alvor, Algarve, Portugal

Algarve, where sea landscapes dominate your attention, and orange walls make up the touristy postcard in which we find ourselves walking in between Vau and Alvor.

This walk is perfect to be done between March and April.

It would not occur to me to walk here during the summer months, it is too hot.

At Vau beach, where we started, there are several bar terraces where customers look at us wondering about our destination.

We don’t stay there for too long as we quickly disappear, walking on a trail along the cliffs.

The trail follows the coastal zone and goes through several caves.

These caves are often photographed to illustrate this area.

Without any significant difficulty, we head west.

This walk ends at the beach of Alvor, where we walk on the wooden walkways into the marshlands of the mouth of the Ribeira (stream) de Odiaxere.

The mouth of this stream is full of birdlife feeding on the numerous species of small fish existing here.

Whether you walk at sunrise or sunset, photographic opportunities never cease to jump in front of you.

Birds frantically make choppy flights to the water… to be able to photograph these winged beings in flight is a different matter.

Your walk doesn’t need to stop here.

Next to the port area, at Alvor, you can continue walking along the waterfront of this stream.

At the end of the port avenue, there is a trail leading to the camping park of Alvor. You can walk this trail and find your way back through the village.

This walk is about 12km, in length, with no other difficulties to consider, and that can be done as a long stroll.

Along this walk, there are bars and restaurants to stop and enjoy a drink … or two.

David Monteiro

Walking from Vau to Alvor, Algarve, Portugal
Walking from Vau to Alvor, Algarve, Portugal
Walking from Vau to Alvor, Algarve, Portugal
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