Once thought to be the edge of the world, this seven-day itinerary highlights the southwesterly corner of the Algarve. Packed with adventurous activities, you will sail, snorkel, horseback ride, fish, and rock climb your way from Lagos to Sagres.


  • Sleep aboard your private sailboat as you make your way to Sagres
  • Horseback ride through mountainous landscapes in São Vicente  
  • Be a fisherman for a day and dine on your fresh-caught efforts
  • Relax on the pristine Praia da Figueira, in a secluded cove

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive; Transfer to Lagos Lagos
Day 2 Sail to Sagres Sagres
Day 3 Explore Cabo de São Vicente; Join a sunset Jeep safari Sagres
Day 4 Horseback riding in São Vicente; Free afternoon Sagres
Day 5 Fishing; Figueira nature walk Sagres
Day 6 Rock climbing; Explore Salema Sagres
Day 7 Depart  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive - Transfer to Lagos

Lagos, Portugal
View of the Atlantic Ocean from Lagos

Welcome to the Algarve. Meet your private chauffeur at the Faro airport before driving an hour west to the charming town of Lagos. Settle into your accommodation and take the rest of the day to explore Lagos' quirky streets.

Day 2: Sail to Sagres

Cabo São Vicente, Portugal
Cabo São Vicente lighthouse

Spend today on a sailing adventure to Sagres. Along the way, you will pass stunning views of the Portuguese coastline, including secluded beaches and hidden caves, waiting for you to explore. You will have the chance to paddleboard, snorkel, and relax on the deck, breathing in the fresh salty air of the Atlantic.

As the sun sets, savour an authentic Portuguese dinner, cooked by your private chef, before being lulled to sleep to the sounds of the ocean from the comfort of your cabin.

Day 3: Explore  Cabo de São Vicente - Join a sunset Jeep safari

Go on an off-roading adventure
Go on an off-roading adventure

Wake up to the sound of waves and seabirds before enjoying your chef-made breakfast onboard. Reach land and visit Cabo de São Vicente, the most southwesterly point of Europe. From there, say goodbye to the crew and check in to your pousada in Sagres, an easy five-minute walk from the beach.

In the afternoon, join an off-roading Jeep safari to explore the stunning west coast. Admire the breathtaking views of the ocean and hidden beach spots, made all the more special with the changing sky as the sun sets.

Day 4: Horseback riding in São Vicente - Free afternoon

Horse riding in the natural park
Horse riding in the natural park

Take the morning to explore the São Vicente natural parks on horseback where you will learn about local flora and fauna. There are over 750 species, 12 of which are endemic to the area. If you are lucky, you may spot wild birds like the Peregrine Falcon and the Alpine Swift. 

The afternoon is yours to spend as you choose. Explore the towering cliffs, relax on one of the many beaches, or if you're feeling adventurous, take a surfing lesson.

Day 5: Fishing - Figueira nature walk

Fish for your lunch
Fish for your lunch

Today begins with a full morning of fishing. Meet your skipper at Sagres' Baleeira harbor and set sail. Learn the Portuguese art of fishing using hand lines, stopping for lunch to dine on your fresh caught fish prepared at a local restaurant. 

Next, you will venture to Figueira, a typical Algarvian village, where your private guide will take you through its cobblestoned streets, highlighting sites of significance. From there, enjoy a mild nature walk over green slopes and through pinewoods, to the secluded beach of Praia da Figueira. Located in a quiet and isolated cove, you may just feel like your at the edge of the world.

Day 6: Rock climbing - Explore Salema

Try your hand (and foot) at rock climbing 
Try your hand (and foot) at rock climbing 

This morning you will meet your climbing instructor for rock climbing lessons in one of the most scenic climbing areas in Portugal. Admire beautiful views over the azure blue ocean, your climbing accentuated by the sound of waves and fresh salty air.

After lunch, explore Salema, a typical Algarvian village where fishermen still mend their nets by hand. Wander beyond the village for your chance to find preserved dinosaur footprints in the rocks.

Day 7: Depart

Sagres, Portugal
Stunning beaches around Sagres

Depending on your departure details, you may wish to complete any last minute souvenir shopping. Catch your return flight home saying farewell to the Algarvian coast with one last look of the impressive Ria Formosa from your airplane window.


Map of Algarve Highlights: From Lagos to Sagres - 7 Days
Map of Algarve Highlights: From Lagos to Sagres - 7 Days
Written by H ., updated Feb 18, 2021