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Praia da Luz is well known in the UK as the place from where Madeleine McCann disappeared in May 2007.

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$58.82 Water Sports

Family and Kids Surf School

Our Family & Kids Surf School is the best match for Parents who want to Surf with their Kids (6-11 years). Our main focus are your kids, so we choose the perfect conditions for the small beginners. Give it a try, or just visit us in the Quinta Formosinho so called ASA Apartments Rustico in Luz close to Lagos. You want your children to try surfing? Our Kids Surf School is the right place for all kids ages 6 and up. We make sure to bring your little ones into contact with this exciting sport in a safe and fun environment. Kids under the age of 12 need a little more supervision. To be able to provide this important individual attention we operate in small groups with one surf instructor for every four kids.  Children have the ability to learn faster, easier and very different from adults. Therefore our lessons are especially designed with children in mind. Thanks to the 1:4 ratio and our additional nanny service on the beach we are able to create a safe & caring atmosphere.  Our goal is to provide highly individual attention for every child and give them a time packed full of exictment,fun and new experiences!

$2882.02 Walking & Biking Tours

Unique Alentejo Bike tour

Day1: Arrival We’ll meet you at the Lisbon airport where we will welcome you and brief you through the program and equipment. Together we’ll go to the charming “Pateo dos Solares” Charm Hotel. After adjusting the bicycles and getting to know how the GPS works you’ll have the time to enjoy the hotel.. Day 2: Estremoz Start this tour cycling around Estremoz, where the only sounds are the jangling bells of flocking sheep chirping. Continue rolling through the natural landscape and pass some villages with the typical Alentejo white-washed homes. Sleep at Pateo dos Solares Charm Hotel. 44km + 350m or 71km + 700. Day 3: Charming Villages We start pedalling towards Vila Viçosa, a village of great historical heritage and whose castle and Paço Ducal make the wonders of the visitors. Next we’ll go to Alandroal and then head to Redondo, another charming village of strong vinical culture where you can also visit the cellars and amaze yourself with the city downtown. Sleep at Herdade Água D’Alte (58km + 600m). Day 4: Évoramonte The destination is Évora Monte, a white painted streets village has over 500 years of existence and its ex-libris is its castle. At more or less 400m of altitude, it’s difficult to get to the top, but the views over Serra D’Ossa and Estremoz, make the effort worthwhile. Sleep at Herdade Água D’Alte country house (60km + 600m). Day 5: Monsaraz Today we will be peddaling through small Alentejo villages. We’ll go through villages like Outeiro, Terena whose houses were built around the charming castle that dates back to the 13th or 14thcentury. The final destination is the lovely medieval village of Monsaraz, one of the most well preserved villages in Portugal.  Today’s location is Monte Saraz in the middle of nature and with a view to Monsaraz (55km + 500m). Day 6: Villages of Telheiro, Luz, Vila de Mourão We’ll pedal through the charming villages of Telheiro where we’ll find numerous megalithic monuments. Next we’ll head to Luz village, a recently rebuilt village after the previous one had been flooded by the construction of the Alqueva dam. Day 7: Évora We start the day pedalling through the golden plains and reach the lovely Vila de Montoito, where the white of the houses contrasts with the serenity of the landscape. A few more km's and we'll reach Évora, a UNESCO's heritage city. The city is simply delightful and its historical legacy is endless. Sleep in Casa do Governador (68km + 700m). Day 8: Arraiolos The destination is Arraiolos, the famous Portuguese village known for its carpets that share the same name. Arraiolos has also one of the few castles in the world with a round shape. We head back to Casa do Governador. (68km + 600m). Day 9: Departure day: We will sadly transfer you to the airport.

$2164.46 Tours & Sightseeing

The West Algarve Guided Tour

Each day breakfast will be taken in the Hotel before leaving for the day’s program.We will usually leave the Hotel between 9.00 am and 9.30am.On our return to the Hotel each day we will have time to relax and change before dinner which is usually taken at 7.30pm.Each evening the guide will give a preview of the next day’s program.Day’s program is subject to alteration due to weather and local conditions.DAY 1We’ll meet you at the Faro airport and bring you to the Hotel.DAY 2Today we will be walking in the area north of Silves.This wonderful walk gives a relaxing introduction to the region as it meanders through gentle rolling hills.Spectacular views, sheltered valleys and lunch at an old windmill with Silves and its castle laid out below us make this a day to rememberDAY 3Today we head into the hills of the Serra de Monchique. Our walk offers panoramic views of some of the most beautiful parts of the Algarve.The day includes time to visit the town of Monchique. Here you will discover traditional skills and handicrafts still being practiced.The famous Medronho, distilled from the Strawberry tree, distinctive hand knitted sweaters and the unusual wooden chairs all suggest the character of this area.DAY 4Today we have a full programme with a fantastic coastal walk taking in the superb sandy beaches and dramatic headlands between Alvor and Portimão, including the much photographed beach at Praia da Rocha, one of the best in the Algarve.The rock strata are particularly varied and very colourful, from white limestone to red sandstone.DAY 5We continue our coastal theme with a spectacular walk starting from the small village and resort of Luz.On this walk we follow a coastal path to Lagos, visiting on the way Ponta da Piedade where the famous sea caves are to be found and visited by many small boats carrying visitors from nearby Lagos.The walk finishes in Lagos and we will have time to sightsee in this attractive town that was an important Roman settlement called 'Lacobriga'. A variety of ancient Roman & medieval ruins remain, including the old slave market.DAY 6We head back inland for a walk that takes in the villages of Barão de São João and Barão de São Miguel.These charming, rural and peaceful villages are characterized by the typical white houses with a coloured border around the windows and doors.DAY 7Our final day on the western Algarve fittingly culminates in Sagres, the most westerly town in the Algarve.We will also visit today the nearby Cabo de S. Vincente whose spectacular cliffs were once believed to be the end of the world.DAY 8Free time until transfer from Portimão to Faro airport