Get ready to be surprised by “another Algarve”.
The GR13 - Via Algarviana starts in Alcoutim, on the banks of the Guadiana River, and ends with the Atlantic Ocean in sight, at Cabo de São Vicente.
Along the way, it crosses the inland Algarve for about 300 kilometres, divided into 14 sectors that lead to a rich and diverse landscape. The GR13 crosses the three Algarve mountains (Caldeirão, Monchique and Espinhaço de Cão), the craggy barrocal subregion, the hills and part of the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina Natural Park. » Discover the 14 Sectors
It is this territory that we invite you to explore. The rural villages, flavours and traditions of the local people combine with the beauty of the vegetation, birds and other animals, creating a natural and human landscape that you will always remember.
Therefore, Via Algarviana is more than a Long Distance Path. Walking through it is to dive into an experience in which time passes more slowly, in which the challenge of walking is rewarded, at each pause, by the fresh air and the silent contemplation of nature.
Learn more about the Via Algarviana in the General Information Guide.
See here how to plan your walk.
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Signage to guide you along the GR13-Via Algarviana
The signage to follow includes signposts and direction arrows, informative arrows and interpretive panels. In addition, “Grande Randonnée” (GR) (Long Distance Path) codes (certified by the Federação de Campismo e Montanhismo de Portugal) have been painted on numerous natural surfaces, such as rocks, to signal the direction of the route, as shown in the image below.