West Coast Hiking, Lagos Algarve Portugal, Vicentine Coast & Rota Vicentina

The Classic Adventure

MY original, signature experience

This is the tour that started it all, the result of years of refining, the full package West coast experience. This is, simply, the 'Classic.'

Join me and a small team of adventurers for this full-day, full-on, fully-immersive outdoor experience designed to connect us with our surroundings, our senses, our companions, and ourselves like no other experience around. 

After squeezing every last drop out of this big day, dinner and wine under the stars never felt so sweet.

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okay, so here's the plan:

No two trips are ever the same, but each is built on a carefully-crafted foundation of essential experiences (and core intentionsthat I wouldn't want you to miss. 

On this tour, we will...

JOURNEY WEST 

to the Algarve's magical Vicentine Coast Natural Park, one of Europe's best preserved coastal wildernesses.

WALK, HIKE, & SCRAMBLE

across the tallest cliffs in Portugal, along untouched beaches, and to dramatic, secluded viewpoint.

ESCAPE THE CROWDS

and all signs of civilization, to immerse ourselves in the natural world.

GET UP CLOSE

to explore the land's many natural & cultural histories using storytelling, interactive games, and all our senses.

DISCOVER HIDDEN BEACHES

untouched sand, secret caves and coves, and landscapes all our own.

PLAY AROUND...

In the sea, the sand, or the rocks. Swimming is optional, but a great reward for our efforts. 

GO SLOW

on the rocks (cliff-jumping optional), or on a secluded beach, or just relax in the sun and take in the views.

ENCOUNTER "THE END..."

...of the World, Europe's most mythical corner, in a unique and surprising way.

WITNESS THE SUNSET
from our secluded clifftop viewpoint, and watch the colors fade away.
EAT & DRINK
a delicious picnic dinner of tapas & wine, highlighting the region's rich & diverse tradition of flavors.

STARGAZE

at world-class dark skies overflowing with stars, and learn the ancient art of celestial navigation.

FEEL INSPIRED

We'll finish with a sense of reward that only comes after a big effort... A good night of sleep is guaranteed.

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DETAILS

If you have questions not answered below, you can read my detailed trip description, then read the FAQ Page for even more details. Finally, Contact me if you still have questions.

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PRICE (for 2021)

July, Aug, Sept: €79/person

April, May, June, Oct: €75/person

Special discounts available! Learn more HERE.

Book with confidence: Free cancellations, refunds, and postponements up to 1 week before tour day.

INCLUDES

-- Dinner & wine: See above and below for details

-- Transportation: See below for details.

-- Equipment rental: backpacks, jackets, beach towels, water bottles, and face masks available.

-- Insurance and a trained & licensed guide.

DURATION

This is a full-day 8+ hour experience. So, throw on your shoes & backpack, and let me take care of the rest of your day. It will be a memorable one. 

 

Don't worry: We are not hiking the whole time! There is much more to the experience than just that. We spend about 4 hours actually hiking. 

TIME OF DAY

We depart between 1 - 3pm and return between 9-11pm, or later, depending on the time of year.

TRANSPORTATION

Available from Lagos filled to 1/2 capacity only, per Portugal COVID regulations.

 

If my van is full, or if you prefer, you can use your own car to follow mine 40 minutes to our hike.

COVID HEALTH & SAFETY

This entire experience takes place outdoors in fresh, open air, with a brisk sea breeze for good measure.
 
I do everything I can to create a safe and worry-free travel experience, and take pride in my planning, diligence, and safety protocols.
Read more: My COVID Promise

ACTIVITY level

My tours are designed to be inclusive and accessible to most all people. However, they are also physical experiences and so require a few basic things: 

  • A normal-good level of health and fitness.

  • The desire to put in a bit of hard work and effort.

  • The ability to (potentially) stretch your comfort zone in moments, all with a smile :)

  • A sense of curiosity and the spirit for adventure.

AGE REQUIREMENTS 
GROUP TOUR: 17+ only.
PRIVATE TOUR: All ages! Discover my Private Tours.

FOOD & DIETS

Dinner is healthy, fresh, and friendly to all eaters, including veggie, vegan, & gluten-free. Meat, cheese, & bread are served on the side, so you can decide.

AVAILABILITY

Trips depart every Sunday and Thursday, and any other day depending on demand. Simply Request a Booking and we'll find a day that works for you.