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Algarve Walking Holidays by Figs on the Funcho
The Algarve is known for its fabulous climate, natural beauty and gorgeous scenery. Whether along the coast or inland, there is fresh air to breathe, wildlife and plants to spot, and the unique beauty and tranquillity of the Algarve to enjoy. There are stunning walking routes spread across the Algarve, offering a variety of vistas and levels of difficulty. Some follow the spectacular coast, others explore the inland villages and prehistoric routes dotted with ancient menhirs. Find out more about great walks in the Algarve.
Figs on the Funcho, a lovely rural escape located on the banks of the Funcho river, is your home from home during the Walking Holiday. Recent winner of the Lux Life Hospitality award for Most Idyllic Riverside Retreat, it is pretty, peaceful and very comfortable, and the ideal starting point for the guided walks that make up the walking holiday. Located approximately 20 minutes inland from the coast, and close to the famed Via Algarviana hiking route, Figs on the Funcho’s location means you have easy access to some excellent walking trails, both countryside and coastal.
Figs on the Funcho also hosts excellent Art Holidays, including tuition, accommodation and meals. Find out more about Art Holidays by Figs on the Funcho
Walking Holidays by Figs on the Funho – What’s included?
The Walking Holiday includes daily guided walks. There are multiple trails and walks to choose from, and your guides will give full details of the programme. See some sample walks below.
Figs on the Funcho offers comfortable and well-appointed rooms, beautiful surroundings and views, an infinity pool overlooking the river and a lovely garden terrace for al fresco meals. A renovated Portuguese farmhouse, Figs on the Funcho is private getaway offering all the comforts you might need. Your hosts Cheryl and Graham are on hand to ensure to have everything you need and to share their in-depth local knowledge.
Breakfast and dinner are included each day at Figs on the Funcho, with a packed lunch or picnic lunch also included during the walks. The menu is predominantly vegetarian with some fish options also available. See a sample menu here. There is an honesty bar at Figs on the Funcho.
Transport to Figs on the Funcho
For group walking holidays, one transfer to and from Faro airport is available.
Walking Holidays Dates
There are set dates for the 7 nights Walking Holidays at Figs on the Funcho.
However, groups with a minimum of 5 walkers can book an exclusive walking experience for their group and choose their dates
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- It is possible to ask for different routes for private group Walking Holidays.
The Historical Battle Trail - a beautiful 14km route following the River Funcho, passing the ‘secret pond’, before reaching the iconic ‘church hill’.
On the hill, a large picture-tiled plaque depicts the historic 1834 Sant’Ana battle. This shows the army positions and the site where they erected a field hospital. This important historic artefact is sure to teach you about the noteworthy Portuguese history in this region, immersing you in Portuguese culture.
Archaeological Circuit of Vilarinha – a journey from prehistory to the middle ages. The walking route is rich in archaeological remains, proving to be a journey in time from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. The route is also near the reproduction centre for the endangered Iberian lynx that is on the verge of extinction in Algarve.
On this route you’ll be visiting the Necropolis of Pedreirinha, dating back to the Early Middle Ages. This beautiful piece of Portugal’s history is composed of two adult and one children’s sepulchres.
Stroll above the Algarve's Ochre cliffs - a scenic cliff-top path takes us under green canopies of pine forests and with amazing coastal views of one of the most beloved Algarve beaches. The height of the ochre cliffs can be admired when we descend down to the golden beach to dip our toes in the clean, cool Atlantic seawater.
It is possible to ask for different routes for private group Walking Holidays.
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