Welcome to Loulé


Loulé has an attractive old quarter and Moorish castle ruins, and its history goes back to the Romans. A few of Loulé’s artisan traditions still survive; artisans make wicker baskets, copperworks and embroidery in hole-in-the-wall workshops about town. Its small university lends it some verve, as does its wild Carnaval and annual music festival, Festival Med.


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$62.80 Tours & Sightseeing

Albufeira to Algibre Trails Bike Tour

An ideal tour for fit and competent mountain bikers who want to go that bit further. We head out to the so-called Barrocal area, where there is an abundance of technical trails and we can tackle as many hills as we want. Our regular 40 km tour has a bit of both, but there are many options to extend or adapt this interesting and challenging ride. Starting in Albufeira, head North to the villages of Ferreiras and Cerro d’Ouro, where we soon encounter the Quarteira river valley. The valley’s southern location and steep hill sides protect it from forest fires and agriculture, preserving its lush vegetation which can be fully enjoyed as we cruise along the single tracks on both sides of the river.This route treats us to a few surprises, too, such as an old Roman bridge, still pretty much intact, and Paderne’s castle from Moorish times. The hill top castle is a classic example of the Moorish Taipa building method using the local clay, but bikers may be more interested in the climb to get there or, even better, the technical descent to the river and Paderne itself for a well-earned break. North of Paderne, one arm of the Quarteira river is known as the Algibre coming in from the hills around the market town of Loulé. This region makes for great biking with extensive single tracks, surrounded by nature, that can only accessed by enthusiastic bikers and the occasional farmer or hiker.As we eventually make our way back to Albufeira, the western loop to Aldeia dos Matos and Tunes includes some surprising rocky trails through orange grooves and pine forests, as well as the last hill climbs of the day, which will leave us feeling satisfied with our efforts.

$75.93 Cultural & Theme Tours

Aquashow (water park) and Vilamoura private tour start in Lisbon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lisboa Story Centre, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugalpick upDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Aquashow Park, Quarteira, Faro District, AlgarveFree time to explore the water parkDuration: 7 hoursStop At: Marina de Vilamoura, Loule, Faro District, AlgarvePanoramic tour of Portugal's largest marinaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Lisboa Story Centre, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugaldrop off in LisbonDuration: 15 minutes

$108.46 Day Trips & Excursions

7 Fountains Walking Tour from Faro

A fantastic walking tour in the mountains, with a certified guide that will tell you all about this region, fauna & flora. We will visit the most famous river in Loulé área with a waterfall. This tour can be combined with a cultural tour, visit to the beekeper and a traditional lunch in a local restaurant.The walking tour can be with 5km or 10 km. They are both very easy and very beautiful! The meal in the local restaurant includes: starters, main course, dessert and drinks throughtout the meal.The visit to the Beekeper is a "must-do"! Besided knowing everything about bees, we will also try the delicious honey, honey vinegar and traditional licquors.

$57.09 Day Trips & Excursions

Ria Formosa Natural Park Bike Tour

The tour throughout Ria Formosa or along the Algarve Costal Ecovia is the right tour for those who love cycle tourism and nature. Ria Formosa's spreads itself through the councils of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António, and around 18.400 ha along 60 km, from Rio Ancão to Manta Rota Beach. Ria Formosa is considered as one of the most beautiful areas in the Algarve and was granted the qualification of Natural Park, being, therefore, a protected area. Get ready to pedal in these trails full of ecosystems and biodiversity and relax during this pleasant tour.

$1067.52 Multi-day & Extended Tours

ALGARVE COAST - SELF GUIDED - Bike Holidays (7 Days) Sagres - VRSA

Make your vacation memorable! Discover. Explore. Experience.Start your holiday in Sagres, the town further south-west of continental Europe. Next stop... Lagos, cosmopolitan and oldest city in the Algarve. We passed Portimão, Carvoeiro, Albufeira, Vilamoura and Quinta do Lago, very sought after locations in the summer for a relaxing holiday. Here, we enter the so famous natural park of Ria Formosa! Ria Formosa spreads itself through the councils of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António, and Comprise around 18,400 ha along 60 km, from Rio Ancão to Manta Rota Beach. Ria Formosa is Considered the one of the most beautiful areas in the Algarve and was Granted the qualification of natural park, being, Therefore, the protected area. In Vila Real de Santo António, contemplate the city Spanish, Ayamonte, on the other side of the Guadiana river.What's included:Transfer Faro - Sagres6 Accommodations of 3 and 4 stars6 BreakfastLuggage transfer hotel to hotel1 GPS Device1 GPS Tracks1 Travel brochure with relevant infoTransfer VRSA - FaroEXTRA: E-Bike: 210€ l Trekking bike: 140€

$68.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

1 Hour Tour | From Faro: Boat Trip in Ria Formosa Natural Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveWe cross the channels of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, where you can enjoy and see the beauty of wildlife: birds, shellfish and same fishermen activity if the tide is low.....