Via Algarviana walking trail unveils revamped website

Algarve’s walking route Via Algarviana has unveiled a new website offering an “easier-to-use and more intuitive” experience.

Says Almargem, the association that manages the trail, the website is visited by thousands of people every year and was in need of a revamp to meet the “current expectations of users”.

The overhaul has made the website more “practical and attractive” and also boasts more features.

Apart from detailed information about the trails, points of interest, maps and infrastructure that make up the Via Algarviana, the website now features a “Planning” page where hikers can view the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the route and helps them plan their visit.

Another new page is due to be launched soon and will include information on the project’s partners, from hotels to restaurants. In fact, it will be possible to make a reservation directly through the website, the association explains.

The website is functional in several formats (desktop, smartphone or tablet) and is available in English and Portuguese, although the list of languages is due to be extended in the coming months to French, Spanish, German and Dutch.

Other novelties are promised until the end of the year. “At a time when the best season for walking and cycling is approaching, we hope this will encourage more people to visit us in the months ahead.”

The Via Algarviana is a network of walking trails totalling around 300kms which connects the St Vincent Cape in Sagres to Alcoutim, spanning 13 boroughs in the Algarve (Albufeira, Alcoutim, Aljezur, Castro Marim, Lagoa, Lagos, Loulé, Monchique, Portimão, São Brás de Alportel, Silves, Tavira and Vila do Bispo).