Section 5 - Algarve

Lagos / Sagres

The route starts in Lagos, where you can explore its heritage and monuments like churches, museums, a castle, and city walls. These spots offer fantastic views of the city, the bay, and the Monchique Mountains.

Don’t miss visiting Ponta da Piedade and the stunning beaches in this region, known for their beauty. Take a walk around the charming Lagos marina, where you can check out the Caravel of Boa Esperança, a replica of the ships used during the “Portuguese Discoveries.” This ship has been in Lagos since 2001 and has an onboard Interpretation Center that provides insights into the Algarve’s role during the “Portuguese Discoveries.”

This section is the beginning of the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, starting in Burgau and extending to Section 11 in São Torpes (Sines).

When you reach Sagres, the final stop of this route and the Algarve Ecovia, you’ll discover significant historical sites and places to explore, including megalithic monuments, Ponta and Sagres Fortress, and the Biodiversity Station on the Boca do Rio Beach.


Visit Algarve

Points of Interest

Heritage: 5 Nature: 1
  • Conservation, education and protection are the watchwords of Lagos Zoo, where there are more than 120 species of animals and 200 plant species originating from all of the five continents, in a space where people can commune with nature.

Museums & Science: 6 Turistic Activities: 5 Beach: 31 Information: 2
  • Address: Praça Gil Eanes (Antigos Paços do Concelho)
    Postal Code: 8600-668
    County: Lagos
    Phone: +351 282 763 031

  • Address: Rua Comandante Matoso
    Postal Code: 8650-357
    County: Vila do Bispo
    Phone: +351 282 624 873

Bike Shops: 2 Accommodation - Campsite: 5 Accommodation - Youth Hostels: 1
  • Address: Rua Lançarote de Freitas, n.º 50
    Postal Code: 8600-605 Lagos
    County: Lagos
    Phone: +351 282 761 970

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Section 5

Lagos / Sagres: 40

  • Elevation
  • Heritage
  • Nature
  • Museums & Science
  • Turistic Activities
  • Beach
  • Information
  • Bike Shops
  • Accommodation - Campsite
  • Accommodation - Youth Hostels