Via Algarviana is a Great Walking Route (GR13) that connects Alcoutim to Cape St. Vincent, with a length of 300km, mostly in the Algarve hills. It is intended to become part of the Trans-European Routes, connecting to the E4 and E9.
The itinerary crosses 11 municipalities of the Algarve (Alcoutim, Aljezur, Castro Marim, Tavira, S. Brás de Alportel, Loulé, Silves, Monchique, Lagos, Portimão and Vila do Bispo) and about 21 parishes, and in 2 of the municipalities are only planned, for now, connections to the main itinerary. In each parish, there was a concern to bring the route closer to the places of greatest natural and cultural interest, as well as accommodation and catering services, including rural tourism enterprises, typical villages of the interior Algarve, etc.
Besides its intrinsic value, Via Algarviana can be considered the "backbone" of a walking path network in the Algarve, which complements it and creates several alternatives, according to the walkers' tastes and capacities. In this sense, all the paths that intersect with the Via Algarviana are disclosed and identified on the ground, as well as those that are connected to it.
The route will be segmented into sections of up to 30km, which have an interpretive and information sheet available on the site. We intend to divulge everything that is related to the natural and cultural heritage, as well as lodgings, restaurants, support services, etc.http://www.viaalgarviana.org/