Tuesday 4 May – Let’s Walk from Alto Fica

A moderately easy walk of about two and a half hours through orchards of almond trees and up on the barrocal limestone with stunning views.

10.00am start – meet at the cafe Estrela da Madrugada in the centre of the village. From the EN125 – drive to Boliqueime and in the centre follow the signs for the A22 after 1.5km turn left towards Loule. After the quarry turn left for Alte and after 500m at the T-junction turn left again. Now follow the road for about 10km, when you come to the village of Alto Fica, the cafe is on the left. Julie 965 753 033

Tuesday, 11 May – Lets Walk from SB Messines

This walk is a hidden gem through the countryside north of SB Messines with views to the Funcho lake. Just over 2 hours – there are a couple of short climbs.

10.00 am meet in the Intermarche car park (furthest away from the petrol pumps). Drive up the old Lisbon road (IC1) and exit for Silves and Messines. After the exit roundabouts follow the signs for Silves, passing over 2 more roundabouts, a further 400m along you have a turn to the right for Messines. Turn and follow the road into the town passing the Bombeiros on the left, then turn left for the Intermarche which is clearly signed. Julie 965 753 033

Due to the fluid Covid-19 situation please check status of the walk and full details on www.portugalwalks.com. It will be good to see you again!