Useful Information
Rules and Recommendations
TAKE A LOOK AT THE ROUTE

The accident prevention starts at home.

You should study the maps and itinerary to make sure you will not get lost. This information may also be useful in case of an accident.

Ask about track conditions at the local Tourism Office.

PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATION

Choose the most suitable modality for you. Do not overestimate yourself. You should know your physical and technical abilities.

Always remember to keep some energy to go back. Accidents happen when you are tired or not alert.

Preferably be accompanied by experienced persons.

APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT

Take with you adequate equipment and material, proper for the activity, route and season to avoid accidents.

Regarding clothes be prepared for temperature variation, rain and, in some cases, snow. The climate may change drastically at the mountain.

Prevent hypothermia or sunstroke.

You must bring water and supplies. Remember that sometimes it’s impossible to refill. Supplies must be, mainly, energetic and light. Drink a lot of water to prevent dehydrations.

A backpack is essential to carry supplies as well as a hat, sunglasses, solar protector, hot or waterproof clothes, book road and maps. It must also include a whistle (for a distress signal), a first aid kit, a flashlight and a mobile phone.

WEATHER FORECAST

The weather forecast will help you to choose the best trail and equipment. However, you must be prepared for unpredictable changings.

Tips

Here are some security rules you must always respect.

Tips for Cycling Routes
Tips for Walking Routes
Useful Contacts
  • Emergency

    address:

    phone. 112

    email:

  • Civil Protection

    address:

    phone. (+351) 214 247 100

    email:

  • District Delegation of the National System of Civil Protection

    address:

    phone. (+351) 289 887 510

    email:

  • Forest Protection

    address:

    phone. 117

    email:

  • Algarve Tourism Board

    address:

    phone. (+351) 289 800 400

    email:

  • ALGARVE TOURISM BUREAU

    address:

    phone. (+351) 289 800 403

    email: