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Lagos Municipality

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  • Day7

    Die Algave ruft.

    November 3 in Portugal

    Punkt 8:15uhr sind wir heut morgen in Lissabon ausgecheckt und diesmal blieb das Verkehrschaos durch die Stadt zum Glück aus, schlafen wohl um die Zeit alle noch 🤷🏻‍♀️ na wir hatten ca 300km vor uns mit diversen u unvorhersehbaren Zwischenstopps u wollten früh los. gesagt, getan, über die Ponte 25 de Abril rüber, ein letzter Blick über Lissabon ging es zuerst nach Setúbal, keine Ahnung, warum Marco Polo das empfiehlt 🤷🏻‍♀️ wir haben nur kurz gestoppt. Weiter nach Sines, was schon etwas schöner war, Atlantik, kleine Burg zum ausblicken u ein bisschen Strand 🙂 danach sind wir über Porto Covo nach Vila Nova de Milfontes. Unsere Jagt nach Schlössern, Kirchen u Klöstern ist vorbei, wir halten jetzt nach Stränden u Buchten Ausschau. Zum baden zu kalt, aber als die Sonne heut rauskam, war es einfach nur himmlisch!! Leichte Brise, Sand zwischen den Zehen, wenn auch nur kurz u den Augenblick genießen 🙂🙂 da wir nochmal ne kleine Bucht ausfindig gemacht haben, hat uns das Navi spontan offroad zum nächsten Haltepunkt geführt 🙈 sehr abenteuerlich gewesen.es gab nochmal einen kleinen Stopp in Aljezar, warum auch immer. Auch hier muss Marco sich vertan haben, nichts Sehenswertes außer vllt ein Blick von einer hochgelegenen Burg aus. Wo man allerdings mit dem Auto nicht wirklich hinkommt. Wir haben es versucht, 50m vllt, danach hatten wir zu tun, wieder rückwärts heil runterzukommen 🤣 also weiter u auch angekommen in Lagos. Blauer Himmel, wie immer Hügel, kleine Gassen u nur Einbahnstraßen 🙈 3mal verfahren, aber letztendlich B&B gefunden, mittendrin 👍🏼 u nen Parkplatz haben wir auch. Wir sind dann erstmal schnell hoch aufs Dach, da sich die Sonne dem Horizont näherte.. sehr hübscher Ausblick von hier oben 🙂🙂 bevor wir uns den Ort noch etwas angeschaut haben u bei einem leckeren Abendessen in ein urigen Lokal gelandet sind. Kugelrund sind wir müde vom Tag u stellen die Wecker für morgen mal ein halbes Stündchen später, ist schließlich Sonntag 😉
    Aus gegebenem Anlass schönes Wochenende 😘
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  • Day8

    Direkt um die Ecke

    November 4 in Portugal

    So lang es noch hell war, wollten wir nochmal bisschen an der Küste längs und wie sich rausstellte, war das eine ganz wunderbare Idee, denn die Gezeiten ermöglichten uns Blick u Spaziergang über wunderbare Strände, Felsen und normalerweise überflutete Durchgänge. Innerhalb von 30min war es stockdunkel, aber es lohnte sich 😍😍Read more

  • Day9

    Unser letzter Tag brach an, aus dem Fenster guckend n Regenbogen 🌈 u denn kam der Schauer auch schon runter.. erstmal alles zum Auschecken bereit gemacht, nahm dieser wunderbare Tag seinen Lauf beginnend mit einer 60minüten Bootstour entlang der Küste bei gutem Wellengang u türkisem Meer 🌊 nachdem der Himmel aufriss. Wir haben ja einige Steilküsten u Buchten am Vortag schon vom Strand aus begutachtet, aber vom Meer aus sieht’s noch imposanter aus. Ein sehr beeindruckender Ausflug. zumal jeder Fels von unserem Captain nen anderen Namen bekam. Titanic, Elefant, Frauenschuh, Arc de Triumphe, Kamel; alle waren sie dabei....Read more

  • Day1304

    Portugal tour - Lagos

    October 7 in Portugal

    Travelled up to Lagos on my way back through to Faro to fly home - didn’t stay here long but it’s quite a pretty town, with lots of little back streets and cool buildings and it was veeeeery hot! Probably wouldn’t re-visit unless it was to just unwind!

  • Day157

    Lagos - Praia da Luz

    October 28 in Portugal

    We have found a fabulous site here with fantastic facilities - indoor swimming pool, gym, yoga classes, aqua aerobics etc and have decided to stay for a week to make the most of it all.
    We walked into P da L for a mooch and took the coastal path westward for a while. Very much a holiday area with Irish and UK bars and the most common language spoken seemed to be English.
    The cold northerly wind has taken the edge off the daily temperatures but the beach was still occupied with people in the sea.
    We did a lot of walking and cycling in the area - into Lagos etc. Karen made use of the Aqua Gym and Yoga classes. Alan took the road bike out for a jaunt to Sagres. The walk from Lagos along the cliffs back to Praia da Luz was quite spectacular.
    The farmers market in Lagos was fabulous full of locally grown fruit and veg.
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  • Day14

    We have arrived at my friend Verners house in the Algarve after well over 1600 miles, the place has a high percentage of British as it is half term. It feels nice to be able to relax and not think about the next days travel.

  • Day11

    Hi folks,
    It’s Wednesday afternoon and we are safely ensconced in a lovely hotel in Praia Da Luz called the Belavista. Yes, lovely vistas as the name implies ( see enclosed photo) but we had to climb up to get them! We’ve had 5 days of varied cycling. Our first 2 days were not too long and relatively flat. On day 2 we actually biked back through Faro where we started our trip. We were able to check out the Igreja(church) do Carmo) an 18th century Catholic church known for its small chapel built out of the bones and skulls of over 1200 monks. The ossuary called the Capela de Ossos or chapel of bones has an inscription above the door « stop here and think of the fate that will befall you ».

    Speaking of befalling, so far, knock on wood, no one has come off a bike without intent. Laura tried to tangle with a bus two days ago but it all ended amicably. Helen is a fiend in the round abouts( traffic circles) of which there are many. Her daily London cycling requires a certain....shall we say, assertiveness that is needed in cases of traffic circles. Overall, the drivers have been patient and courteous.
    Day 3 had more distance from Olhao to Vilamoura and more climbing. Vilamoura is quite a resort town although still quiet at the moment. Loads of shuttered apartments and lots of empty tables at the hotel breakfast buffets. Must be the weather which is not quite beach weather but it is perfect for cycling. Our hotel in Vilamoura was one of the large chains - Vila Gale and we were able to enjoy the spa! We also cycled through a very large and deluxe golf community that day. Reminded me of Phoenix with 4 courses, lovely manicured areas, palms, shopping centres etc. Mac, it looked like your kind of place.
    Laura has been right on the job as co-navigator with me and also restaurant researcher. At Vilamoura we took a different culinary route and enjoyed excellent Mexican with guacamole made at our table. Yuuuuuum. Only problem was the very large mains which none of us could finish even with our biking appetites,
    Yesterday, Wednesday was a tough cycling day. It was a long distance made longer by unexpected detours, tough times navigating through various towns including Albufeira and a relentless headwind that felt like someone pushing you backwards. Not surprisingly The wind is howling from west to east, opposite of our cycling direction and it picks up as the temp rises in the afternoon. If anyone is tempted to bike the Algarve, you might want to look at going the other direction, just saying. We finally, literally staggered into the beautiful seaside town of Praia ( beach) Da Rocha ( of the rocks). We stayed in a small B and B with a very chatty proprietor who tried to convince me that a 2night stay would be preferable. Agreed, but we have to keep moving. Laura guided us to a cheap and delicious pizza place last night but the highlight of Praia Da Rocha besides the beautiful views was the late afternoon drink at the beach.
    Today is Thursday and our ride was much less demanding and we literally breezed into Praia Da Luz and were having our post ride drink by 230. Wéve really enjoyed such varied scenery. Lots of trails near the ocean, often skirting large estuaries. Small villages and lots of countryside. We’ve also has to do some road cycling to get from area to area. Less scenic but efficient.
    Tomorrow is our last day cycling and God willing, we’ll make Sagres and then Cape Saint.Vincent on the very western tip by 3. We are getting picked up there and driven back to Loule which is mid-Algarve. On Friday we train to Lisbon. Our bike days have been fewer this trip to allow Helen and Laura time to see some other sites.
    To answer a couple of questions: weather has been fine. Better than Helen’s very pessimistic weather app forecast. The sun is out but the heat is not an issue, so perfect. Are we having any trouble communicating? No, this area relies on tourism and with few exceptions everyone has some English. Our little bit of Spanish is useful in understanding most signs. People are exceptionally friendly and very willing to help us. See attached picture at a garage yesterday outside of Albufeira and Mike’s tire troubles,
    We have not done too much site seeing although Helen, our tour guide and historian, has briefed us on each area as we pass through. But we’ll have to come back to take in the many castles, Roman ruins and the wax museum of Portuguese historical highlights.
    Must run and get ready as Laura has another great restaurant idea for tonight.
    Hope all is well wherever you are........thanks for your notes.
    Love Heather/ Mom
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  • Day133

    Last day in Lagos

    January 14, 2017 in Portugal

    Today was a day of easy walking before I take off to Lisbon tomorrow. Had a great Portugese medieval sandwich for lunch. In the evening when the late American women checked in a group of us headed down to the beach for a bonfire. A very sure footed walk down the cliffs and a beautiful sunset with tons of stars in the sky. We had a fabulous time and the tide went way out. Great talks with Emily, Steph and Woody from Oz and also Julia from Brazil. We had to come up the cliffs on the way back in the dark which was a little harder except for Emily who was like a mountain goat climbing the hills. So much fun!Read more

  • Day7

    Lagos

    April 24, 2017 in Portugal

    Got up a bit later than planned but still made it to breakfast buffet by 9am. Man, did they have a spread! Hams and cheeses and breads and pastries of all kinds, scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, baked beans, yogurts, and on and on. Puts continental breakfast of American chains to shame.

    After breakfast hiked down to Ponta da Piedade with some incredible rock/cove formations. You can take boat rides around to the various coves. Hiked back to the hotel and then hiked about 1/2 mile into town to explore the old town of Lagos. Neat looking little town on the beach but definitely overrun with tourists. Heard a few Americans, some Brits and a lot of Germans. Did some shopping and for a change up, ate at an Indian restaurant in town which was quite good (as most Indian restaurants are). The owner lured us in off the sidewalk (didn't take much luring).Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Lagos, Lagos Municipality, لاگوس, לאגוש, ლაგუში, 라구스, Lagošas, Lagos i Portugal, Лагуш, Лагос, 拉古什

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