THE 'CLASSIC' TOUR
MY original, signature west coast adventure experience
This is the tour that started it all, the result of years of tinkering and refining.
Join me and a small team of other like-minded adventurers for a small-group experience designed to connect us not only with our surroundings, but our senses, our companions, and ourselves.
This is a journey that rewards us with a sense of accomplishment that comes only after some good-old-fashioned hard work, and a sense of appreciation that comes only when we slow down, open our eyes, and move with purpose.
After squeezing ever last drop out of the day, dinner and wine under the stars never felt so sweet.
did i mention dinner under the stars?
The sunset is not the end of our adventure, but the beginning of a new one: Under world-class starry skies, we'll settle down at last to enjoy our well-earned reward:
A delicious, nourishing, home-made picnic dinner of Algarvian tapas, highlighting the region's rich and diverse tradition of flavors and delicacies, and (almost) endless local wine.
way beyond the parking lot views
This is deep exploration: We'll use our hands, hearts, legs, and whole bodies to come face-to-face with the coast's most secret & undiscovered landscapes, places no one else goes.
We'll not only leave the beaten path: We'll leave all paths entirely to uncover this coast's many hidden mysteries, histories, dramas, textures and rhythms.
small group, big adventure
Let's remember together the joy of disconnecting from our screens and reconnecting with our fellow humans.
By keeping groups small (1-9 people), we can become more than a group of strangers walking together: We become a team working together toward a common goal.
I follow strict COVID protocols to assure we stay safe while we learn & grow together.
PRICE (for 2021)
July, Aug, Sept: €99/person
April, May, June, Oct: €84/person
Special discounts available! Learn more HERE.
Book with confidence: Free cancellations, refunds, and postponements up to 1 week before tour day.
-- Two adventure hikes, through two very different West Coast landscapes.
-- 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, as needed.
-- Insurance: You're totally covered, just in case.
Available from Lagos in my big old Volkswagen van, with the windows down (& music up!), filled to 1/2 capacity only, per Portugal COVID regulations. It's easy to use your own car, however, and join us outside only.
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.
We depart between 1 - 3pm and return between 9-11pm, or later, depending on the time of sunset.
COVID HEALTH & SAFETY
There is no better activity for these strange times: The entire experience takes place outdoors in fresh, open air, with a brisk sea breeze for good measure.
Regardless, 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
My tours are designed to be inclusive and accessible to most all people. However, it is also a physical experience, by nature, and so there are a few basic requirements:
A normal-good level of health and fitness.
The desire to get your hands dirty and put in some good old-fashioned hard work.
The ability to (potentially) stretch your comfort zone in moments, all while maintaining a smile :)
A sense of curiosity and spirit for adventure.
GROUP TOUR: 17+ only.
PRIVATE TOUR: All ages! Discover my Private Tours.
special diets & ALLERGIES
Dinner is healthy, fresh, and friendly to (almost) all eaters, including veggie, vegan, and gluten-free. Meat, cheese, and bread are served on the side, so you can decide.
In normal years, trips depart most days. For 2021, availability depends on demand. To check tour dates, simply Request a Booking and we'll go from there.