Get back out there.
journeys of discovery at the edge of the old world
way out there.

Launching from

Lagos, Algarve, Portugal


handcrafted hiking adventure tours to the Algarve's wild West coast

and historic end of the world

Explorations for body, mind, soul & stomach

Somewhere out there... beyond the crowded beaches, past the last paved road, to the very edge of the map... you'll find hiding a wild & undiscovered Algarve.


Journey there with me for an active, educational, unconventional outdoor adventure you won't soon forget. 

Catch ya on the West side!

-- T.J.

forget everything you think you know about guided tours:

This is something refreshingly different.

Instead of offering many types of tours, I put my whole heart into creating just one very special one: a soulful, surprising, small-group hiking adventure that is made with love and utterly unique. 


My immersive outdoor experience blends movement, action, & discovery with space for wonder, reflection, education, & appreciation, and I sprinkle it all with laughter, stories, music, food, and wine... lots of food and wine.

Mine is the Algarve's original (and most original) West coast hiking experience. I have been crafting, improving, and personally-sharing this adventure, one batch at a time, since 2013. 


My approach? I choose wilderness and remoteness over guidebook tourist destinations; intentional, mindful travel over superficial sightseeing; discovery & learning opportunities over photo opportunities; rustic, physical experiences over easy, mass-market ones.

So, escape the crowds and join me for a rewarding, full-sensory experience that will leave you sweaty, satisfied, inspired... and your belly full. 

Did I mention the delicious food and wine?

but don't just take my word for it...

Other travelers say this will be the highlight of your trip. The guacamole is apparently delicious, as well.

I felt like a kid again: Scrambling, jumping, crawling. And a smile was plastered on my face the whole time.

Perhaps one can never truly know something so complex and mysterious as a sea cliff, but one can get awful close when exploring with T.J.

It’s the Algarve, but not as you know it. Join TJ and you’ll explore an Algarve you’re not used to! 

TJ lost his heart to Portugal, and his passion is to make this truly beautiful tour. 

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Bucket list-worthy hike with @westcoastlagos to stunning Cape St Vincent. Unforgettable day.


One of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. It's beautiful to know there are still places that hold so much mystery. Thank you for this one-of-a-kind experience.


Dreaming about our wondrous hike and this jaw-dropping sunset #takemeback


Today, I traveled to the end of the world. My heart is so full it's bursting. It has been the most incredible. 


What a special experience. It was far from just a hike. It was a learning experience, both intellectually and spiritually. Trust me. Do it.


Was really surprised how a shared experience of nature can make a group of strangers feel as though they've known each other forever.


An awe-inspiring day on the west coast of Portugal with the best tour guide



Today I chased a sunset to the end of the world. It was beyond amazing.

#grateful #westcoastlagos


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My advice? Adventure with me, then go on a whole new experience with these guys. They come personally recommended. Tell 'em T.J. said Hi! 

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