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Via Algarviana a pedestrian path that can be done on foot, horseback, mountain bike and even on motorcycle.
Via Algarviana is a project born in 1995, the result of partnership between the Association and the Algarve Almargem Walkers, with the aim of creating a pedestrian route between the Lower Guadiana and Cape St. Vicente, crossing the interior of the Algarve.
The project is led by Almargem and partnered by the Commission for Coordination and Development of the Algarve, the Association of Municipalities and the Municipal Councils of Albufeira, Castro Marim, Tavira, S. Tavira, Loule, Silves and Lagos.
"A structuring project for the Algarve"
Via Algarviana is a pedestrian route with a length of 301 km that covers the interior of the Algarve, between Alcoutim and Cape St. Vincent (in Sagres). Through several local and Cowboys, Cachopo, Salir, Alte, Silves, Monchique, Bensafrim across a total of nine counties and 21 parishes.
The main objective of this project is to promote the sustainable development of mountain regions of the Algarve, through the enhancement of their cultural heritage and environment, and consolidation of small local economic initiatives, assuming the future as the backbone of a network of Algarve rural roads, integrating and linking existing routes (eg in Cachopo, Barranco do Velho, S. Bartolomeu de Messines or Monchique), thereby enhancing the creation of similar projects elsewhere.
Similarly, the Milky Algarviana to encourage and enhance the practice of hiking in the region as a component of ecotourism, thereby helping to diversify the tourism offer in the region, creating a new product but also fighting the seasonality of tourism. The project also aims to help mitigate the effects of desertification (human) that affects the interior of the Algarve, promoting the improvement of quality of life of the mountain.
Via Algarviana link will be a number of other routes, thus ensuring the possibility of hikers select routes according to their interests and physical abilities. Along this route, you can select the section to go according to the degree of difficulty, length, landscape, botanical richness and fauna, the cultural offer, the conditions for accommodation and catering, etc..
In future it is that Via Algarviana was constituted as a Grand Line (GR13), and while that may be aa part of the Trans-European routes, connecting in Tarifa (Spain), the E4 (the route of the great mountains starts on the coast of the Peloponnese, Greece) and E9 (which connects St. Petersburg, Russia).
The trip by Steps
01 - Alcoutim the Balurcos 24.20 mi
02 - Balurcos the Furnazinhas 14.30 mi
03 - the Cowboys Furnazinhas 20.30 km
04 - Cowboys to Cachopo 14.88 mi
05 - Cachopo the Barranco do Velho 29.10 mi
06 - Barranco do Velho to Salir 14.90 mi
07 - Salir the Alte 16.20 mi
08 - Alte the São Bartolomeu de Messines 19.30 mi
09 - São Bartolomeu de Messines Silves 27.60 mi
10 - Silves, Monchique 28.20 mi
11 - Monchique to Marmelete 14.70 mi
12 - Marmelete the Bensafrim 30.00 mi
13 - Bensafrim Vila do Bispo 30.19 mi
14 - Lagos to Cape St Vincent 17.65 mi