Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Best of the Algarve

Portugal's Algarve has long been known for its picturesque beaches, lively towns and laid back lifestyle. Away from the tourist centres there is a huge interior that sees very few visitors and a spectacular coastline that remains unspoilt. This walking route offers a wide variety of terrain from mountains and cliff tops, to valleys and coastal ridges. En route view the wonderful diverse flora and fauna and experience first hand the friendliness of the local people. Staying in handpicked family hotels there is plenty of time in the evening to soak up the atmosphere of traditional villages.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival in the Algarve, transfer to Silves
DAY 2 Walk along the 'levada' and through orange groves (4hrs)
DAY 3 Ascend the second highest peak Picota (774m) for stunning views, overnight Monchique (5hrs)
DAY 4 An easier day walking through the valley around Monchique (4hrs)
DAY 5 Bird watching, medieval forts, coastal paths and Roman ruins are highlights of the walk today to Salema (4hrs)
DAY 6 Walk through Cape St Vincent National Park along ancient tracks to Sagres (5hrs)
DAY 7 Walk to the 'end of the world' or Cape St Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Europe, overnight Sagres (5hrs)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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Duration:  8 days
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