A 2.5 hour walk through the foothills of Monchique with fantastic views to the coast and to the mountains. There are two gentle climbs that will be taken at a leisurely pace!

10.00am start, meet at the Cafe Cansado, Arão. From EN125 driving from Portimão towards Lagos after Mx. Grande you come to a roundabout. Continue towards Odiaxere and after 200m turn right to Arão, drive for approx 2km passing under the A22 and you come to a red and white bridge with the cafe directly opposite. Julie 965 753 033

Tuesday, March 22 – Let’s Walk close to Loulé
A very pretty circular walk of about 2 hours along quiet country tracks, easy walking with no real climbs.
10.00am start – meet by the municipal kennels. From N125 or A22 join N396 Quarteira to Loulé road, go north towards Loulé. Take the Zona Industrial exit and at the roundabout do a U-turn, 200 metres at the next roundabout turn left into the Zona Industrial area. Take the road opposite the CESPA garage, signed ‘Canil de S Francisco’, drive 1km and at the crossroads park under the trees. Chris 913 011 537

All welcome, please just come along wearing suitable shoes and bring a sense of humour. There is a €5 charge p.p. this includes a donation to charity, details www.portugalwalks.com