Albufeira Council has announced the launch of a new 7.1-kilometre urban walking trail that aims to encourage locals and tourists to discover the town’s historic centre.
The trail has three other paths that branch off from the main route and begins and ends at the municipal tourism office, located on the EN395 road at the entrance of the town. Here, hikers will find all the information they need, including the landmarks they will stumble upon along the way.
Among them are Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Orada chapel, the Beato Vicente statue and the Sant’Ana, São Sebastião and Matriz churches as well as the municipal archaeology museum, the Samora Barros art gallery and the old fish market.
Information about the trail is also available on the ‘Percursos Pedestres de Albufeira’ app, while brochures can be requested at tourism offices in the borough.
Panels are also due to be set up soon at the town’s main landmarks, with detailed information in Portuguese, English and Braille.