Prepare by packing sunscreen, lots of water and snacks, and comfortable clothes for hiking. And don’t forget a picnic lunch.
This trail is beautiful but can be dangerous. There are unprotected cliff edges and the wind can be strong. I would only take a small child if they can be transported in a hiking backpack and only take bigger kids if they have experience hiking.
Start early to ensure enough time to enjoy the beaches.
This itinerary is for outdoor-loving families who want to experience Portugal’s best beaches. Spend a day hiking the Algarve’s Seven Hanging Valleys Trail. Discover exceptional beaches and the best place in the Algarve for families, Praia da Marinha (Marinha Beach). Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. In addition to great beaches, this Algarve hike boasts the most spectacular coastal views in southern Europe. The rock cliffs imposing over the crystal clear water will certainly leave an impression on the whole family. Start the trail at Praia do Vale Centeanes and make your way along the path until you reach Praia do Carvalho. This spectacular beach is accessible through a stone tunnel. Splash around and then walk further down the trail to reach the famed Praia da Marinha at the eastern end of the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail.