5:30 pm - 58.9 km / 41 minut - 6:11 pm
Praia da Marinha
For the less active, nearby Praia da Marinha is a true testament to why the Algarves beaches are so deservedly famed.
7:11 pm - 2.6 km / 7 minut - 7:18 pm
Praia de Benagil
a trip to the Algarve is not complete without a visit to at least one of the iconic limestone cliffs, golden beaches, and the famed Benagil caves. This region provides for all - thrills for adrenaline seekers and pure warm seas for sun worshippers. For active travellers, Benagil offers an adventurous challenge; early morning standup paddle-boarding or kayaking. Paddle in before the crowds arrive to experience the true magic of these golden caves.
8:18 pm - 23.6 km / 27 minut - 8:46 pm
A kitesurfing paradise.
9:46 pm - 9.8 km / 12 minut - 9:58 pm
9:00 am - 16.9 km / 18 minut - 9:18 am
10:18 am - 20.8 km / 21 minut - 10:39 am
Fine beaches prior to Lagos include: Salema, Burgau and Luz, each great for families, and with plenty of amenities.
11:39 am - 19.9 km / 19 minut - 11:58 am
Across to Sagres, the town itself, with its cafés and bars, has a real surfing vibe. Surf Schools are based here, taking their beginner students to south-coast beaches and the more advanced to the beaches of the west coast, such as Amado.
12:58 pm - 13.6 km / 14 minut - 1:12 pm
astoundingly scenic with its rock formations.
2:12 pm - 18.8 km / 21 minut - 2:34 pm
3:34 pm - 28.0 km / 27 minut - 4:02 pm
9:00 am - 5.3 km / 5 minut - 9:05 am
Stop for a freshly-squeezed juice and shop for surf and beach gear.
10:05 am - 7.3 km / 9 minut - 10:15 am
Monte Clérigo beach offers a wide expanse of sand and rock pools
11:15 am - 27.5 km / 27 minut - 11:42 am
The most northern town in the Algarve is Odeceixe, voted one of the 7 wonders of Portugal! This tiny village perched above a horseshoe beach is also where you can float up and down with the tides on the meandering River Seixe, where the river freshwater meets the Ocean. The coastal path north from here leads you to hike up the Rota Vicentina. This is an amazing way to appreciate being alone in the raw beauty of the Alentejos rugged Costa Vicentina.
12:42 pm - 22.8 km / 21 minut - 1:03 pm
2:03 pm - 30.9 km / 24 minuty - 2:28 pm
Stroll the shops, pop down to the beach and grab lunch. The river and seafront make up one of the best foodie destinations in the Alentejo.
3:28 pm - 20.2 km / 23 minuty - 3:51 pm
bustling village of Porto Covo. Time for a stroll and a coffee break!
4:51 pm - 6.5 km / 8 minut - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8.8 km / 11 minut - 6:11 pm
7:11 pm - 19.8 km / 36 minut - 7:48 pm
8:48 pm - 12.2 km / 18 minut - 9:06 pm
Better campsite I think - drive further if possible
9:00 am - 19.8 km / 23 minuty - 9:23 am
10:23 am - 20.2 km / 22 minuty - 10:46 am
Once you leave Comporta, the landscape mellows reflecting the sparsely populated lower Alentejo. If you want to explore more endless beaches check out Carvalhal, Pêgo, Galé-Fontainhas do Mar, Aberta Nova, or Melides. If you want some extra facilities, there are good campsites along this stretch, including Camping Galé and Parque de Melides.
11:46 am - 21.2 km / 17 minut - 12:04 pm
1:04 pm - 0.7 km / minuta - 1:06 pm
1:06 pm - 6.6 km / 26 minut - 1:32 pm
1:32 pm - 3.3 km / 4 minuty - 1:37 pm
Take the scenic route down to Setúbal through the hills down to where the Sado river enters the ocean at the tip of Tróia and beyond.Head down to the pier in Setúbal to catch a boat for a thrilling journey into the Sado estuary to observe the local dolphin population.
2:37 pm - 16.9 km / 19 minut - 2:56 pm
3:56 pm - 24.1 km / 28 minut - 4:24 pm