Via Algarviana - mountains and foothills

Via Algarviana - mountains and foothills

A wonderful way to get to know the charming interior from the central Algarve. This surprising walk from the Serra do Caldeirão mountain range into the lower Barrocal area. No it is not all the way down. But obviously after 4 days walking the undulating, meandering paths the destination of Silves is at lower altitude than the starting point of Barranco do Velho where we will transfer you after your arrival in Faro. Finding your way, as similar to the streams and little rivers bringing the precious mountain water to the red coloured Barrocal clay irrigating this fertile land to produce its local quality produce of almond, fig, carob and honey. Not to mention the oranges for which Silves, besides honouring its rich Moorish historical back ground, can be considered the capital.  

Via Algarviana Accomodation Service

We can book accomodations and organise your luggage transfers along the Via Algarviana. 

4-day hike along the Via Algarviana from Barranco do Velho to Silves.

Via Algarviana Übersicht


Day 1. Transfer from Faro Airport to Barranco do Velho

Day 2. Hike Barranco do Velho - Salir (15 km)

Day 3. Hike Salir - Alte (16 km)

Day 4. Hike Alte - São Bartolomeu de Messines (19 km)

Day 5. Hike São Bartolomeu de Messines - Silves (28 km)

Day 6. Transfer Silves to Faro Airport




Costs per Person sharing a double or twin room:

  •     January - March: 420 Euro
  •     April - Juni: 460 Euro
  •     July - August: 510 Euro
  •     September - October: 460 Euro
  •     November - December: 420 Euro


  • Transfer from Faro Airport to the starting point in Barranco do Velho
  • Transfer from Silves back to Faro Airport
  • 5 Nights accommodation sharing a double or twin roomw including breakfast
  • 4 x luggage transfer between hotels
  • Hiking maps

The programme above can be adjusted individually. For example an extra day to rest and relax during the week can be recommended.

Prices are per person and do NOT include a walking guide. The set up is orientated towards the independent hiker.



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In co-operation with Walks in Portugal