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Forest tunnels


This hike has spots with long views and spots through trees. Note: Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, stick, water and snack.

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

13.00 km
03h30
Min 1   Max 20   Minimum Age 18

From Pincho to Bensafrim


We will cover part of sector 12 of GR13 - Via Algarviana, from Pincho to Bensafrim. The route takes place on well-marked paths, set in a very rich landscape, with streams and riparian galleries. The...

place Bensafrim's Municipal Market

8.50 km
2h30
Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 15

PR1 LGS - Walking Path "Pedra do Galo"


This is one of the 12 complementary pedestrian routes to the Long Distance Path (GR13) Via Algarviana . The whole path is within the forest area of the "Mata de Barão de São João"...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

6.10 km
2h
Min 4   Max 25   Minimum Age 8

MTB Tour - Route 1 of Lagos MTB Center


On this tour, we will take Route 1 of the BTT Center in Lagos, through the Mata de Barão de São João and arriving at the village of Barão via Via Algarviana. ATTENTION: Mandatory...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

10.50 km
02h00
Min 4   Max 20   Minimum Age 8

Artistic Path


Guided tour by Francisco Roxo, local and one of the creators of the three artistic paths present in the Barão de São João Forest: Poets' Path,  See the Sea Path and Figures...

place Car park in front of the Cultural Center of Barão de São João

6.00 km
2h00
Min 4   Max 20  

Discovering the Woods of Barão de São João


Circular route within the woods of Barão de São João, which will pass through several areas of interest, among which stand out the house of the guard, the picnic park, the Belvedere...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

12.00 km
4h
Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 12

The Enchantments & Corners of the Forest


On this walk we will follow part of sector 13 of GR13 - Via Algarviana, but not only. Art will always be present in various places. The sound of nature will be an integral part of the route. Note: Bring...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

12.00 km
03h30
Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 14

Across the charms of the forest


This trail, with gentle slopes and an easy floor to walk, takes place within the Mata de Barão de São João. We challenge you to walk in the silence of this space of communion with...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

10.50 km
02h30
Min 1   Max 20   Minimum Age 18

Bensafrim to Barão de São João


In this walk we will go through a small part of sector 13 of GR13 - Via Algarviana, this Long Distance Path that crosses the inland of the Algarve from Alcoutim to Cabo de São Vicente. The course...

place Church of Barão de São João

7.00 km
2h00
Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 15

"Countercycle" Inauguration Route


In a short walk guided by local artists, we will discover the history behind each of the pieces that are part of the Artistic Installation of the 4th edition of the Walk & Art Fest. This year's art...

place Church of Barão de São João

3.00 km
1h00
Min 5   Max 20  

Walk "Hortinha"


This route intersects the route of sector 13 of the "GR13 - Via Algarviana". Let yourself be captivated by the diverse landscape of pines, cork oaks, vines or even an old windmill. Note: Bring comfortable...

place Bensafrim's Municipal Market

8.00 km
2h
Min 3   Max 25   Minimum Age 14

Night walk in "Mata de Barão de São João"


Short night walk to experience the charms of the forest. Note: Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, water, snack and flashlight

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

7.50 km
2h30
Min 3   Max 30   Minimum Age 8

Cork Oak Trail


This route aims to show the contact relief between the old massif and the southern or Algarve coast, as well as the vegetation associated with this place. Note: Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for...

place Bensafrim's Municipal Market

18.00 km
4h30
Min 5   Max 15   Minimum Age 12

Historic Spaces and Landscapes


Thematic tour of the History and Heritage of the Parishes of Barão de São João and Bensafrim through the knowledge and discovery of their Material and Intangible Heritage. NOTE:...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

5.00 km
08h00
Min 5   Max 20   Minimum Age 12

Stories engraved in rocks and landscapes


Interpretive course with the purpose of awakening the senses and creating images that help us to remove and interpret the stories stored in the rocks and in the landscapes that we will find. The walker...

place Car park in front of the Cultural Center of Barão de São João

6.00 km
3h30
Min 5   Max 15   Minimum Age 10

Poetic Energy Walk


Circular walk of 13 km that takes place in the Forest of Barão de São João. Note: Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, water and snack.

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

13.00 km
4h30
Min 5   Max 20   Minimum Age 12

The birds of Mata do Barão


Come to discover the birds of Barão de São João woods. Here we can find some different kinds of habitats: mix forest (pines, eucalyptus, cypress), shrublands (mastic trees, cistus),...

place Parking in the Picnic Area of ​​Barão de São João Forest

2.00 km
02h00
Min 5   Max 15  

MTB Tour - Route 2 Lagos MTB Center


In this tour we will go on route 2 of the Lagos MTB Center. We will pass through the National Forest and along paths northeast of Barão de São João.  ATTENTION: Mandatory use...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

18.60 km
2h
Min 2   Max 25   Minimum Age 8

Fantastic Senses


Walking, discovering and creating with the senses. A risky creative challenge far beyond simple drawing, painting or photography. Note: Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, water and snack....

place Car park in front of the Cultural Center of Barão de São João

3.00 km
3h
Min 3   Max 15   Minimum Age 12

Walk "Vale de Coelhos e Vale de Joana"


Long walk along paths starting from a section of the Via Algarviana, heading east towards Vale de Coelhos, going north and descending to Vale da Joana. Along the way you can see contrasting landscapes,...

place Estrada da Mata (near to the recycling center)

21.00 km
5h00
Min 3   Max 30   Minimum Age 12

Centennial eucalyptus


This is a hike that runs along interior trails, with some ascents and descents with moderate difficulty. Note: Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, stick, water and snack.

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

12.00 km
03h30
Min 1   Max 20   Minimum Age 18

Walk "North Bensafrim through Colinas Verdes"


This walk starting in the village of Bensafrim will allow you to explore the northern part of this area and enjoy natural heritage, with an emphasis on cork oaks, and cultural heritage, with an emphasis...

place Bensafrim's Municipal Market

11.00 km
3h00
Min 3   Max 25   Minimum Age 14

Barão de São João's Nature


Barão de São João woods is protected by Natura 2000 network and belongs to Sítio Costa Sudoeste. The biodiversity of this type of habitat is characterized by numerous typical...

place Parking in the Picnic Area of ​​Barão de São João Forest

1.00 km
01h00
Min 5   Max 15   Minimum Age 3

Between the massif and the shore


Show the characteristics of the areas integrated in the old massif and in the Southern Shore and how they influence the occupation of the territory. Note: Bring comfortable clothes and shoes...

place Bensafrim's Municipal Market

17.00 km
04h30
Min 5   Max 15   Minimum Age 12

Landscape Mosaic


Circular walk along the Mata de Barão, Vinha Velha and its slopes. Through the vegetation, we will discover the landscape and the occupation of the territory over time. Note: Bring comfortable...

place Car park in front of the Cultural Center of Barão de São João

9.00 km
03h30
Min 2   Max 12   Minimum Age 12

Rugged Hike


Hike through the interior of the mountain through valleys and mountain tops, of high difficulty, where silence prevails.   Note: Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, stick, water...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

16.00 km
04h00
Min 1   Max 20   Minimum Age 18

"Vale do Lobo to Bensafrim"


This walk will take place in part of sector 12 of GR13 - Via Algarviana, where it will be possible to appreciate the sculptures of the artist Tolentino Albergaria. Note: Bring comfortable clothes and...

place Bensafrim's Municipal Market

12.50 km
03h00
Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 15

Archaeology - Southwest script


Between Barão de São João and Bensafrim, we will visit an archaeological site where a stele with the mysterious script of the Southwest was found. Along the way we will see how people...

place Car park in front of the Cultural Center of Barão de São João

14.00 km
4h00
Min 1   Max 20   Minimum Age 12

Mills Trail


Circular walk of 8 km between pines, eucalyptus, strawberry trees, cork oaks and all the vegetation that surrounds us with the energy of the wind.   Note: The meeting point is at Barão de...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

8.00 km
3h00
Min 5   Max 20   Minimum Age 10

MTB Tour - Route 1 of Lagos MTB Center


On this tour, we will take Route 1 of the MTB Center in Lagos, through the Mata de Barão de São João and arriving at the village of Barão via Via Algarviana. ATTENTION: Mandatory...

place Car park in front of the Cultural Center of Barão de São João

10.50 km
02h00
Min 1   Max 25   Minimum Age 8

MTB Tour - Route 2 Lagos MTB Center


In this tour we will go on route 2 of the Lagos MTB Center. We will pass through the National Forest and along paths northeast of Barão de São João. ATTENTION: Mandatory use of helmet,...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

18.00 km
02h00
Min 1   Max 25   Minimum Age 8

Walk and Draw


Search for plastic expression with distraction and movement. Fast registrations without rest. Participants should bring their choice of drawing and painting material (example: notebook, pad, canvas,...

place Church of Barão de São João

3.00 km
03h00
Min 4   Max 15   Minimum Age 10

Walk with Art


Short walk with poetical moments and art in nature.

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

3.00 km
02h30
Min 5   Max 20   Minimum Age 5

Visit to Capela do Monte


The activity begins with a walk from the Cultural Center of Barão de São João and ends with a visit to the Chapel of Monte, where a brief explanation of the reason for the Chapel...

place Cultural Center of Barão de São João

4.00 km
2h00
Min 5   Max 15