Follow curiosity, not crowds

Hand-crafted hiking adventures to the Algarve's wild West coast & remote Costa Vicentina Natural Park.

From Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.

-- Since 2013 --

ALGARVE hiking & outdoor adventure tours

Wild journeys of discovery for body, mind, soul & stomach

Journey West with me and discover Europe's most undiscovered coastline on an active, educational, unconventional adventure deep into the Algarve's magical Costa Vicentina Natural Park, a.k.a. "The West Coast."

No, this is not a sightseeing tour: This is a full-sensory, fully-immersive wilderness experience designed to challenge, inspire, reward, & connect us with our surroundings, our senses, our companions, our selves... and our stomachs :)

Did I mention dinner under the stars?

I get it: Sitting on the beach just isn't enough. Let's go beyond the beach...

 

Let's go West.

- T.J.

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Launching from Lagos, Portugal

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One-of-a-kind hiking adventure tours to the Algarve's wild West Coast and historic End of the World

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Forget everything you know about guided tours...

MY TOUR IS DIFFERENT:

I create outdoor experiences that blend movement, action, & discovery with space for wonder, play, education, reflection, & appreciation, and are piled high with laughter, stories, music, food, wine, stargazing, & more.

MY APPROACH IS unconventional:

I choose wilderness & remoteness over guidebook tourist destinations; intentional, mindful travel over superficial sightseeing; interaction & collaboration over passive following-along; discovery & learning opportunities over photo opportunities; rustic, physical experiences over easy, mass-market ones.

MY AIM IS SIMPLE & SINCERE:

 

I hope to share a travel experience that's not just fun, but meaningful; not just good for us, but good for the world; not just a social media moment, but a memory for life. 

But don't just take my word for it...

"A beautifully curated experience. From the locations and hike, to the food and wonderful company, every aspect has been so carefully considered... I’ve been traveling to Portugal for over ten years and this is hands down the best experience I have had there! I highly, highly recommend!"

Joanna T. | July 2019 | TripAdvisor

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@izzyfbaby

Bucket list-worthy hike with @westcoastlagos to stunning Cape St Vincent. A truly unforgettable day.

@stephweiland

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

@sunsetsandcoconuts

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

@matt.ryall

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

@sunnycbunny

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

@westcoastlagos

@samgoldk

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

#grateful #westcoastlagos

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