Walking in the Algarve. By June Parker. Cicerone Press. 'Although the mild and sunny climate of the Algarve attracts many visitors all the year round, its potential as a walking area is virtually unknown. Cliff-top paths offer breathtaking views over deserted beaches, richly colored ochre and red cliffs contrast with brilliant blues and greens ofthe sea and the rock formations are truly amazing with arches, sea-stacks, caves and blowholes. Inland there is varied landscape.' (From the cover). 168 pages. 1-85284-173-7.
The author recommends either three sheets, which cover most of the trails,more complete set of 14 sheets.
Recommended most useful maps:
Monchique. Sheet 49C.
Silves. Sheet 49D.
San Bras de Alportel. Sheet 50C.
Additional maps for full coverage:
Bordeira. Sheet 48D.
Odeceixe. Sheet 49A.
San Marcos da Serra. Sheet 49B.
Ameixial. Sheet 50A.
Alcoutim. Sheet 50B.
Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Sheet 50D.
Vila do Bispo. Sheet 51B.
Portimao. Sheet 52A.
Albufeira. Sheet 52B.
Walking in Madeira and Porto Santo. Cicerone, 2009. A walking guide to Madeira and Porto Santo, volcanic islands which bask in sunny solitude in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The 60 day routes explore the dramatic cliff coastline, wander along level levada paths, penetrate dense laurisilva forests and traverse stone-paved paths from peak to peak in the high mountains.
Sample route map #1 Sample route map #2 Sample of the photographs