Benagil Guided Hiking Tour (seven hanging valleys)

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Seven hanging valleys trail recently elected as the best hiking destination in Europe. – Location: coastal strip between Praia da Marinha, Benagil cave and Vale Centeanes. – Trail distance: 6 km


  • Benagil beach
  • Marinha beach
  • Algar de Benagil
  • Algarve walking tours


Guided hiking tour with Jeep along the best coast in the Algarve. Praia da Marinha, considered one of the 100 best in the world by the Michelin guide. Transport during the activity included Location: coastal strip between Praia da Marinha and Vale Centeanes Type: pedestrian Circular route: no Distance: 6 km Average duration: 3 hours Route: starting at Praia da Marinha and ending at Praia de Vale Centeanes Type of path: dirt and somewhat rocky paths This route goes down and up ravines that almost always end above sea level – the hanging valleys. In the distant past, each hanging valley was associated with the mouth of a river, owing its formation to a rapid retreat of the coastline not accompanied by the notch of the waterline. The action of fresh and salty waters results in the formation of a patterned pattern on the coast, known as the karst landscape, with a remarkable diversity of geoforms that can be observed at Praia da Marinha: arches, caves, sinkholes and shallows. Benagil Beach appears associated with the mouth of a torrential river that carved a narrow gully in the cliff. This beach was home to a fishing community dedicated to artisanal arts; Nowadays, boats are mainly used to visit sea caves. At Praia do Carvalho, the sand is accessed through a tunnel excavated in the soft Miocene limestone, where you can observe the profusion of sea shells aggregated in the rock matrix. In the Mediterranean coastal scrub, you can find the dwarf palm tree, the only European palm tree, and you can see the black-headed warbler, a small bird typical of the region. The dense green of the Mediterranean vegetation is followed by a landscape with lunar characteristics, where clear and bare rock dominates. Ancient legends are told about this large rock, Leixão do Ladrão, such as that of the Moorish princess who mourns the death of her lover, creating with her tears the typical lacework of the limestone rock. Around the Alfanzina Lighthouse, a forest of Aleppo pine grows, one of the few trees that colonizes these stony and arid lands. Here, the pine forests function as ecological islands for tits, blackbirds or Galician owls. The dense vegetation favors mammals such as rabbits, pythons and foxes.


Included in the activity: Water and energy bars included in the price Stop at a wild beach Transport to the different points of interest (van/jeep)

Important Information

  • Meet your guide at Marinha beach parking lot Its mandatory arrival 30 minutes early During the tour you will be guided on foot and transported by jeep to the different places to visit

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