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Hiking the Seven Hanging Valleys in Portugal’s Algarve Region

The Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region, known for rugged cliffs, beautiful beaches, and seaside fishing villages. When we started our trip planning, we knew we wanted to visit the area – look at one photo and you’ll see why! – but we weren’t sure what parts to prioritize during our short trip.

Seven Hanging Valleys Walk

After a little research, I came across some information about the Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, or the Seven Hanging Valleys walk. This seaside hike makes its way between the Praia do Vale de Centeanes on its western end and the Praia da Marinha on its eastern end.

As soon as I read a little bit about the route, I knew I wanted to fit it into our plans. Boasting sea caves, secluded beaches, unique flora, and towering rock formations, I was all in.

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