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Olhão is also a springboard for Parque Natural da Ria Formosa’s sandy islands, Culatra and Armona, and the park’s environmental centre at Quinta de Marim.


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$41.47 Cultural & Theme Tours

Almancil, Faro, Olhao, Tavira: East Algarve Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Old Town Faro, Faro, Faro District, AlgarveVisit Faro,capital of Algarve. Have free time to visit the 13th century city center, shop or just walk arund this Duration: 1 hourStop At: Porto Recreio de Olhao, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveFollow to the Moorish town of Olhão. A key city for fishing and get to know the important fish market. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ponte antiga sobre o Rio Gilao, Tavira, Faro District, AlgarveVisit the attractive and charming old town of Tavira with a 4th Century Roman Bridge and its many churches.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Praia Cacela Velha, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Faro District, AlgarvePass onward Gilão and Cacela VelhaPass By: Praia de Monte Gordo, Monte Gordo, Faro District, AlgarveBefore or after Visiting Vila Real de Santo Antonio we will pass also in Montegordo.Stop At: Praca Marques de Pombal, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Faro District, AlgarveVisit to Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo Antonio - border town between Portugal and Spain separated by the river guadiana and the natural park.Duration: 1 hour

$57.60 Tours & Sightseeing

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.

$1077.05 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€

$69.12 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.....

$63.36 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Jeep & Boat Tour| From Faro : 2 Islands + Salt Ponds - Full day in Ria Formosa

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveIn a Comfortable Catamaran, we 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.....Stop At: Ilha Deserta, Faro, Faro District, AlgarveWe will stop on the Deserted Island , where you can swim, we provide Diving Masks for free and you can also walk along the Sea to Cabo de Santa Maria to take pictures.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Ilha Do Farol, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveWe stop at Ilha do Farol where you can climb the Lighthouse to take pictures, visit the island, observe the beauty of the typical houses of a fisher region.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveWe return to the place of departure with a different view of theRia Formosa because there is difference of tide. (High Tide and Low Tide) Stop At: Mercado de Olhao, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveLocal Market sale of Fish, Seafood and Vegetables.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Porto Recreio de Olhao, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarvePier used by local fishermen and Maritime police.Stop At: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveQuinta do Marin : Here we stop to observe the magnificent Salt Ponds, bids, crabs and a very old tidal mills..... Duration: 1 hourPass By: Portas do Mar, Faro, Faro District, AlgarveWe returned to the Place of Departure through the villages between Olhão and Faro.

$34.56 Day Trips & Excursions

Bird watching| From Faro : Walking in Ria Formosa- Quinta do Marim

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mercado de Olhao, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveLocal Market sale of Fish, Seafood and Vegetables.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Porto Recreio de Olhao, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveMarina used by local fishermen and by the Maritime PoliceStop At: Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveBird watching. Nature observationVisit to the tidal mill.Duration: 2 hours