the routes should remain unpaved and which unsurfaced, so better run on the forest floor. It should be possible to find accommodation and food at small local providers. of course also sights and cultural points of contact on the track should be found. Therefore, the originally planned route was extended from 240 km to 300 km. Target group: hikers of all ages can walk through individual sections or the entire route. There are 14 different long day stages, with different requirements for pedestrians, according to physical abilities and interests. The planners hoped to create an attraction that want inspired for flora and fauna and learn about cultural diversity in the Interior of the Algarve and ecologically compatible for environment and population with the conditioning of this trail for visitors.
The stages are: sector 1 Alcoutim Balurcos 24.20 km, medium hard, 7 hours sector 2 Balurcos Furnazinhas 14,30 km, easy, 4 hours of sector 3 Furnazinhas Vaqueiro, 20.30 km, medium hard, 6 hours of sector 4 Vaqueiros Cachopo, 14.88 km, medium hard, 4 hours of sector 5 Cachopo – Barranco do velho 29.10 km, hard 8 hours sector 6 Barranco do velho Salir 14.90 miles, easy, 5 hours of sector 7 Salir old 16.20 km, easy, 5 hours of sector 8 old of Messines 19,30 km, light/medium hard, 5 hours of sector 9 Messines-Silves medium hard, 27,60 km 8 hours sector 10 Silves, Monchique 28,20 km, hard 8 hours sector 11 Monchique, Marmelete 14.70 km, easy, 4 hours of sector 12 Marmelete Bensafrim 30 km, medium hard, 7 hours of sector 13 Bensafrim – Vila do Bispo 30.19 km, medium hard 8 hours 17.65 km, easy sector 14 Vila do Bispo-Sagres, 5 hours you can entering via Algarviana to more than 90% with a mountain bike. Depending on the skills of the rider, the entire route should take about 5 days. With the exception of lower grades, for example, between Salir and S. Bartolomeu de Messines, the way requires good physical fitness. The trail is signposted although, nevertheless we recommend, is the To download GPS data from the official site. Under you will find the directions (miolo) and cards (mapa) of individual sections as a download, but only in Portuguese and English.