probably the most spectacular hike within the Algarve

It’s one other strategy to get to know probably the most touristic area within the nation. The Sete Vales Suspensos path has already been distinguished with the ‘Finest Mountaineering Vacation spot in Europe’ award and deserves all recognition. It’s about 5 and a half kilometers by way of an unknown Algarve.

Positioned within the parish of lagoon the route of the Seven Hanging Valleys is an ode to maritime nature.

There are 5.7 kilometers (a technique) on the high of the standard Algarve cliffs with the view misplaced within the infinity of the ocean. It is a linear routeunder the cliffs, solely interrupted by strains of water that move above sea stage, giving rise to the so-called suspended valleys.

If you happen to’re an inexperienced hiker, don’t be alarmed, the route could be very effectively marked and, regardless of being of medium issue, you’ll be capable of do it simply in about three hours (going forwards and backwards, a complete of about 12 kilometres).

Seven hanging valleys to Benagil

The place to begin of the Sete Vale Suspensos is Praia da Marinha, thus beginning the stroll.

On this first stretch (which ends at Benagil seashore) you’ll end up surrounded by juniper bushes and also you’ll discover the primary two hanging valleys. It’s also possible to depend on the start of the Aleppo Pine Forest that accompanies all the route.

Upon reaching the Benagil seashore arrives on the lowest level of the route and at one of the particular seashores within the Algarve. Benagil is related to a robust fishing custom and its coast is all reduce out by caves, very suggestive of boat journeys – such because the magnificent Benagil algar, with entry to true paradisiacal and abandoned seashores.

By the way, that is the primary temptation to take you off the trail of the seven hanging valleys, however it’s effectively definitely worth the break.

From Praia do Carvalho to Leixão do Ladrão

Praia do Carvalho is kind of midway alongside the route. A small seashore preceded by a ravine the place you possibly can see the dwarf palm tree, the one native palm tree in Europe, or the black-headed warbler, a small fowl typical of this area.

Leixão do Ladrão is a rock formation that you’ll discover simply after Carvalho seashore. Legend has it {that a} Moorish princess wept right here for her lover and her tears shaped the tracery of the rock. It is a significantly stunning a part of the route, take the chance to chill out and take good photos.

Cabo Carvoeiro and the Alfanzina Lighthouse

Till you attain the following level, the Alfanzina Lighthouse, you’ll move by two extra magnificent factors: Carvoeiro seashore, the Floating Boat (an unimaginable pure cave that you will need to go to) and the Gruta do Paraíso.

These final two factors actually should be visited. One other a kind of detours that may make your path of the seven suspended valleys last more than anticipated.

And so you’ll arrive on the Farol de Alfanzina. This lighthouse is 23 meters excessive and opened in 1920. It’s open to the general public for guided excursions and the views are, in fact, breathtaking.

From right here you’ll enter the ultimate stretch of the Sete Vales Suspensos route in direction of Praia Vale de Centeanes, the very best level of all the path (about 45 meters). It’s time to sit down on the small picket benches and luxuriate in a well-deserved relaxation.

If you happen to enterprise on this route, know that you may be in one of the particular locations on the Portuguese coast, so don’t overlook your digicam, but in addition respect mom nature.

Whether or not you might be an skilled and fearless hiker, or only a ‘walker’, know that the Seven Hanging Valleys are an journey that deserves to be skilled.

Along with the unobstructed views all through the route, additionally, you will discover a number of factors for birdwatching. One other Algarve awaits you, to take pleasure in with peace of thoughts.