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Lagos Municipality

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  • Day18

    Oh du schöne Küste...

    June 22 in Portugal

    Our first stop at the coast. It is really completely different compared to the coast in Spain. It is really amazing.

    Unser erster Stop an der Küste der Algarve. Es ist wirklich beeindruckend!

  • Day12

    The Heinrichs Guesthouse

    July 17 in Portugal

    Gestern verbrachten wir den Tag am Pool mit der Tattowiererin Juliane und ihrem Freund Sergey. Die 2 kommen aus Düsseldorf und verbringen eine Woche im Anwesen. An Abend machten wir ein kleines Shooting und gingen dann mit der Französin Adelin und Yannick im Beats and Burritos essen. Sehr lecker und günstig! Danach veranstalteten wir zu zweit ein BarHopping u. A. Joe's garage und the tavern. Great fun. Rate mal wer jetzt [22.30] Trampolin springen geht? Wir? Wir!Read more

  • Day13

    Praia da Luz

    July 18 in Portugal

    Heute morgen haben wir die Unterkunft in Estoi gebucht... Spoiler es ist kein Hostel mit 8Bett- Zimmern. Es ist faszinierend die Farbe und die Beschaffenheit des Standes ist an jedem Strand verschieden. Der Sand in Troia war sehr weiß und fein. Der Strand am Praia de Camilo war eher grob und dunkel. Der Sand hier ist rötlich und viele Felsen befinden sich im Wasser. Die 27 Grad Temperatur werden durch den Wind legitimiert. #PanadeRead more

  • Day10

    Silves

    July 15 in Portugal

    In Silves angekommen haben wir uns auf die Suche nach etwas Essbarem gegeben. Allerdings war dieses Unterfangen schwieriger als geplant. Die Stadt war wie ausgestorben, entweder waren die Restaurants geschlossen oder sie hatten keinerlei vegetarische Angebote. Ach ja doch... Kartoffelbrei! Schließlich entschieden wir uns für einen Vietnamesen und für gebratene Nudeln danach setzten wir uns wieder ins Auto und fuhren weiter in Richtung Lagos., die Bilder zeigen das Rathaus und die Kirche welche leider verschlossen war.Read more

  • Day11

    Beach Hopping

    July 16 in Portugal

    Heute haben wir in einem fantastischen Restaurant gefrühstückt namens Goji und haben dann beschlossen die Strände der Umgebung auszuchecken. Wir beide waren heute eher ko. Angekommen am Strand Camilo mussten wir feststellen, dass die Bilder von einsamen Buchten mit wunderschönen Felsformationen wohl um 5 Uhr früh aufgenommen wurden. Es ging zu wie am Stachus. Landschaftlich jedoch sehr schön. Es gibt auch Wege an den Klippen die man entlang klettern kann. Gefühlte 100 Stufen später haben wir uns dort für 1 Stunde hingelegt. Dann jedoch beschlossen noch an einem anderen Strand unser Glück zu versuchen. Am Praia do Canavial haben wir 10 min Fußweg in Kauf genommen und wurden mit einem nahezu verlassen Abschnitt des Strandes belohnt. Auch wenn es kurz Aufregung gab als die Flut wieder kam war es ein sehr schöner und entspannter Tag. Abends haben wir gekocht zusammen mit der Französin die heute auch im Gästehaus ankam und zum surfen in Lagos ist.
    Am Abend sind wir mit dem host Yannick essen gegangen (Vegi-Alternative hier: Nudeln mit Kräuter-Yummy!) und endeten den Abend im Black Cat. Der Heimweg wurde mit einer Show Einlage unsererseits gefüllt - turn around 🎶
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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

  • Day131

    Up the Algarve coast-Lagos

    January 12, 2017 in Portugal

    Left Faro today and headed up coast an hour and a half by train to Lagos. Stunning! Reminds me a little of Nice, France except friendlier. Apparently this place has a lot of pirate stories. Lots of British and apparently Canadians. I met a lady from Salt Spring Island here today who quit her job and sold her house and is travelling for awhile too. Met a lovely Swedish girl, Josephine, who is my bunk mate for three nights and we've already spent an hour talking. Great people here. Walked the promenade this afternoon after I dropped the pack off and found the fortress built in 1690 that protected the coastline and spent some time on the beach. Found another great seashell that's coming home with me. Temperature today 20 degrees.Read more

  • Day132

    Cliff walk at Lagos

    January 13, 2017 in Portugal

    Set out for a walkabout with Hugo and three others from the hostel to see the city and the cliffs. The views were breathtaking and the sun was shining with a breeze throughout the day. The cliffs are comprised of sandstone and clay and have a unique yellow and orange colour. Some parts looked like Nevada. Walked through a giant agave cactus patch and interesting tuber like grasses. Stopped along the way for a drink break and to enjoy the view. Total km 12.76 thanks to Emily and her fit bit. In bed early as my legs were sore doing all those hills.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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