Via Algarviana - Algarve walking route
Via Algarviana is a foot path between Alcoutim and Cape Saint Vincent, 240Km long, mostly in the countryside area of the Algarve. The main objective is to transform Via Algarviana into a Main Path (GR13) and at the same time, be part of the Trans-European Paths, connecting with E4 and E9. The itinerary shall go across nine municipalities in the Algarve (Alcoutim, Castro Marim, Tavira, S. Brás de Alportel, Loulé, Silves, Monchique, Lagos and Vila do Bispo) and around 21 parishes. In each parish, the via will be installed next to the most important natural and cultural places, as well as accommodation and restaurants, including Rural Tourism developments, traditional villages in the Algarve’s countryside, etc. Apart from its intrinsic importance, Via Algarviana will be the backbone of a walking path network in the Algarve that will complement it and that will create several alternatives in accordance with the choices and abilities of walkers. This way, all the paths that somehow cross with Via Algarviana will be promoted and identified, as well as those that are connected to it. The path shall be divided into stretches of 30Km which are going to be identified in an informative and interpreting file that will soon be available in our website. The aim is to promote everything that is related to the existing cultural and natural heritage, the local accommodation, restaurants, support facilities, etc.
For more info: www.viaalgarviana.org
Eco-Via Algarve - Algarve biking route
Newly available from Activity Algarve in 2008, we have put together a comprehensive cycling package to enable you to get the most out of the new Algarve Coastal Cycle Route called Ecovia do Litoral.
The Ecovia do litoral is a new dedicated cycle route in Portugal that links Cabo de S. Vicente (Sagres) in the west to Vila Real de S. António on the Spanish border.
This new cycle route combines trails in nature protection areas with linking stretches on traffic calmed or car-free routes. With a total of 214 km, the Ecovia do Litoral runs across 12 Algarve municipalities and is designed to provide you with four moderately challenging days of cycling.
For more info: www.turismodeportugal.pt
The Mountainbike Adventure
Based in Lagos , The Mountain Bike Adventure offers year round holidays and half- or full day trips. We have a fleet of 2005 Specialized mountain bikes and equipment for hire, as well as spares and a mechanic, should you need them!
Why more than just a great ride?
Our guides are qualified mountain bike leaders, who are here to match your ability to the right trail and are on hand to help you with your trail skills if required. We don't just follow a predetermined route every week and nearly all our trails are 100% dirt track riding. We have a comprehensive list of trails that cover every ability from novice to expert. Our trails have been risk assessed and are checked on a regular basis.
You will have the full back up of our support vehicles should you need a rest or have a mechanical failure.
Full Day Trip
Join us for an adventure packed day, enjoy the breathtaking scenery, sunshine and fun!
We will go to a trail that suits you best and ride back to base over the day, meeting the support vehicle at lunch for food, drink and a rest. You will have one of our qualified guides with you at all times to show you the trails. We are all qualified in R.E.C. first aid. We have lots of plasters!
Half Day Trip
You can choose between the morning or afternoon ride. The morning riders meet at base and set off to the trailhead with the rest of the group. You will then be taken back in the support vehicle at lunch.
For the afternoon ride you will be picked up from base at lunchtime and dropped off with the rest of the day group. You will pick up the trail from there and ride back to base.
Whatever your skills or fitness level, come for a ride with us and have as much fun as we do!
For more info: www.themountainbikeadventure.com
Slide and Splash
Slide & Splash was inaugurated in June 1986 and is situated in Lagoa. It is considered to be the biggest of its kind in the country, and one of the biggest and the best in Europe.
Presently it covers an area of 6.5 hectares and aims to offer ist clients best fun altogether with highest security standards, public health and comfort, respecting the legal decree No. 65/97 of March, 31st and is addition No. 5/97 of March, 31 st, which regulate the activities of water fun parks in Portugal.
Slide & Splash offers 25,000 square meters of lawn where you can have a rest, play games or enjoy sunbathing.
For water fun Slide & Splash offers various types of slides, from very easy ones up to the exciting ones like Kamikaze, torrents, the Black Hole, which is the only one of its kind in Portugal and the prominent attraction for most of our visitors.
We have got a jacuzzi, a pool for children with an area of 1,500 square meters, where kids from 5 to 10 years will find lots of toys.
Apart from that, there is a swimming pool with an area of 1,600 square meters - one of the biggest in the country.
Slide & Splash has two self-service-restaurants at you disposal, furthermore pizzarias, an icecream-parlour and several kiosks where you will be able to find any kind of snack.
For more info: www.slidesplash.com
Bom Dia Sailing
BOM DIA Actividades Maritima Lda., has been operating from Lagos for the past 20 years using two traditional Portuguese Sailing Ships. The multilingual crews are highly trained and are there to make your trip a happy holiday memory. The use of these two Sailing Ships (equipped with toilets, bar and kitchen), is based on their strength, stability, and environmentally friendly use of wind power (sails).
On this cruise we sail in the Bay of Lagos and continue along the most impressive caves and rock formations. After experiencing this beauty of nature we anchor in a sheltered bay. Here the crew will prepare and serve fresh grilled fish (chicken on pre-order), sald with out secret dressing, potatoes, bread and wine. Don't forget to bring your swimming/snorkel gear because the ocean is inviting you for dip. We show you the famous caves of 'Ponte de Piedade' by smaller boat. When all the dishes are done...by us - we raise the sails again.
Time for you to feel the magic of sailing, relax, sip a cocktail and enjoy the sun, sea and the view.
(This is our most popular cruise, so please make the reservation in time to avoid disappointment)
Lagos - Sagres
Departing in the morning, serving coffee, cake and medronho while we pass along the famous rock formation of Ponte de Piredade. On our course to Sagres we dollow the constantly changing coastline and you will see the Black Rock, Praia da Luz, the fishing villages of Burgau and Salema. After visiting Baleeira (Port of Sagres) we anchor in a sheltered bay. Lunch will be served, prepared by your crew. In the meantime you can relax or swim. With luck we may see dolphins on the sail back to Lagos.
For more info: www.bomdia.info
Zebra Jeep Safari
Algarve Wild and Romantic - In convoy we leave the touristy coast in the direction to the unknown. High green mountains, aggressive, but with breathtaking views and large fields full of almond trees, cork oaks and many others. This makes the contrast with peaceful valleys crossed by nice and clean rivers, where little old villages are nicely spread around. Large fruit fields and farms with sheeo cows and horses guarantee to a hard working population a great way of life. In peace and without stress. This area with rich heritage in historty, old battles, unknown heroes, created along the centuries plenty of traditions and tales well preserved by the local inhabitants. Handicraft, alambiques, natural jams, monumentos, agriculture and gastronomy are more than enough reasons for you to be part of this great adventure.
Lunch is included in the price and consists of: Vegetable soup, grilled chicken, potatoes, salad, fruit of the season, red or white wine, water or juices.
For more info: www.zebrasafari.com
Airboost - Kite Surfing - Algarve
The Algarve region in Portugal benefits from all year round constant
winds and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for kitesurfers
of all levels. Airboost kite school offers a varied range of courses for
the absolute beginner to the advanced kitesurfer looking to learn and
perfecrt advanced manouvers.
All airboost courses are run by experienced IKO instructors to IKO standards.
For more info: www.airboost.com