Tuesday, January 24 – Let’s Walk from Monte Seco

A moderately easy walk that leads you above the valley with great views over unspoilt countryside and back along the Algibre river valley.

10.00 am start – meet in the centre of Monte Seco. From the A22 take the Boliqueime/Loulé exit and follow the signs for Loulé. After passing the quarry take the first road left and at the T junction turn left and follow the road through the village of Parragil and then downhill. After about 1km there is a turn on the left to Monte Seco. Turn and follow the road up into the village where it bends sharp left, (37.179575, -8.093581). Julie +351 965 753 033

Tuesday, January 31 – Let’s Walk around the Rice Fields

An easy, interesting walk of nearly 2.5 hours around the rice fields and waterways close to Silves.

10.00am start - meet at the Café André, near Porches (37.150673, -8.393780). At the large roundabout on the N125 at Alcantarilha take the road for Silves. After 1.5km, turn left towards Lagoa and Fontes da Matosa. Stay on the road and after about 2km you will see the Cabrita winery on the right with the cafe opposite. Chris +351 913 011 537

All are welcome, with no need to book. There is a charge of 5-euro p.p. this includes a donation to charity. Full details www.algarvewalking.com