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$1016.14 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mountain bike off-road tour in Portugal - ALGARVE MOUNTAINS

DAY 1. Arrival in Faro. Meet at Faro airport and transfer to the hotel *** with swimming pool in Sao Bras de Alportel. Briefing and dinner. DAY 2. Tavira - Sao Bras de Alportel: 42 km - Vertical meters of climb: 1320m. - 5 to 7 hours of riding Our first day will allow you to discover the Algarve massif and beautiful river crossings. Picnic break. Superb afternoon with crest trails allowing us to admire the Atlantic coast. Dinner and overnight in *** hotel in Sao Bras de Alportel. DAY 3. Sao Bras de Alportel - Alte: 48 km - VMC: 1250m. - 5 to 7 hours of riding You will pass in the western massif of the Algarve. Picnic in the village of Alganduro. The day will be a succession of climbs and beautiful descents mainly in forests of green oaks. End of the day in Alte in the hotel ***. DAY 4. Alte - Caldas de Monchique: 55 km - VMC: 1180m. - 5 to 7 hours of riding You will start with easy paths to reach the beautiful banks of the Rio Arade dam. Lunch break on the banks of the lake. You will have a sporty afternoon with a positive elevation of 750 m. Diner at the hotel****, located in the eucalyptus forest, thermal spa of Caldas de Monchique. DAY 5. Caldas de Monchique - Aljezur: 45 km - VMC: 980m. - 4 to 6 hours of riding  A minibus will take you to Foia, the highest point of the 891m raid where you can admire the Algarve mountains and the ocean on a clear day. Then start a long descent in the eucalyptus forests, go back to Marmelete for the picnic break. Diner at the hotel *** located 2 km from the ocean. DAY 6. Aljezur - Vila do Bispo: 44 km - VMC: 840m. - 4 to 6 hours of riding The last stage is 100% Costa Vicentina. We will pass on the wild Praia do Canal. Lunch break near Praia da Bordeira. On the way back we can admire the beautiful coast Vicentina very specific geology, cliffs and coves surfers.  In the afternoon - transfer the group to the hotel*** in Faro. Day 7. After breakfast, you will be free to continue your stay in Algarve or take your return flight from Faro Airport.

$2043.70 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Motorcycle off-road tour in Portugal - ALGARVE TRIP

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Serra de Grandola, Grandola, Setubal District, AlentejoDAY 2. Grandola - Santa Clara (190 km) We will begin our journey in Alentejo in pine forests, then take the Serra de Grandola with some trails in the middle of the cork oaks. Lunch break towards the Monte da Rocha dam. The afternoon will be more mountainous since we will arrive in the Algarve massif. We will reach the shores of the dam of Santa Clara where is located charming traditional guest house with swimming pool. Duration: 11 hoursStop At: Castle of Alcoutim, Alcoutim, Faro District, AlgarveDAY 3. Santa Clara - Alcoutim (220 km) Big step in the program, with almost the crossing from west to east of the mountains of the Algarve. We will gain through beautiful technical paths the central areas alternating maquis and forests. Lunch break to Almodovar. We will end this beautiful day along the shores of the Guadiana border with Spain. Dinner and overnight in guest house with swimming pool. Duration: 11 hoursStop At: Igreja Matriz De Sao Bras De Alportel, Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, AlgarveDAY 4. Alcoutim - Sao Bras de Alportel (180 km). Shorter and more technical step. We leave Alcoutim by hilly tracks between olive trees before reaching the banks of Rio Guadania. Lunch at Barranco Do Vehlo. In the afternoon we will ride exclusively in this paradise of off-road, sometimes on the tracks of crests, sometimes in the valleys. We will spend the evening and the night in hotel *** with swimming pool in Sao Bras de Alportel. Duration: 11 hoursStop At: Castle of Aljezur, Aljezur, Faro District, AlgarveDAY 5. Sao Bras de Alportel - Aljezur (200 km). A delightful stage with tracks and paths that will delight us with splendid landscapes of the mountainous massif of Serra de Caldeirao. This most technical day will take us to the south of Serra de Monchique where we will have lunch, then descend to the Atlantic coast where the multiple paths offer splendid landscapes. End of stage close to Aljezur, hotel *** with swimming pool. Duration: 11 hoursStop At: Serra de Grandola, Grandola, Setubal District, AlentejoDAY 6. Aljezur - Grandola (210 km). Last step we will go up the entire Atlantic coast from south to north. We'll see the wild coast Vicentina and its magnificent cliffs. In the middle of the day, we will take a break in the coastal village of Vila Nova de Milfontes. The Alentejana coast for the afternoon with sandy slopes and some technical passages. Before closing the loop, the last pleasures of driving on beautiful tracks silted in the pine forests.Duration: 11 hoursStop At: Lisbon Tram & Funicular Network, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalDAY 7. Transfer to Lisbon airportDuration: 2 hours

$53.32 Cultural & Theme Tours

Villages in the Hills & Cork

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Museu do Traje, Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, AlgarveThis Tour takes us to the rolling hills of the Caldeirão Mountains, between thyme and lavender plants and carob trees, where we can hear the babbling of the streams and discover the skills of the craftspeople. In the historical centre of São Brás, there are whitewashed, single-storey houses built in the popular architectural style, and the grand houses of the former industrialists and businessmen of the cork trade, with their façades clad in tiles, carved stonework and wrought-iron verandas. There is a fine view up to the hills of the Caldeirão from the courtyard of the Main Church.We then go into the palace which houses the Ethnographic Museum of Costumes of the Algarve which relives the days when they used to dance the “corridinho” on the threshing floors at threshing time. The cork from São Brás de Alportel is one of the best in the world and the Algarve is its world's largest grower and exporter, with the cork from this region being used for everything from fine wines to fashion and even NASA spaceships.We get to Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo in search of the tile makers who have been there for centuries. There is a smell of holmoaks on the air, or the almond shells burning in the ovens where the tiles and Moorish roofing tiles are baked. In the orchards all around, almond and orange trees flourish and the single storey houses have pieces of stone in the white of the lime washed walls. Next we are off to visit the beautiful and tranquil Moinhos da Rocha waterfall and lake. This stunning natural pool and waterfall, hidden away in these hills, is the perfect spot to relax.Depending on the time of year, have a swim in its tranquil waters, or the more adventurous can dive in from the rock cliff that encircles half the pool. This truly spectacular natural pool is one of the many natural gems of this area.

$114.17 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sun & Mountains - Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Igreja Matriz De Sao Bras De Alportel, Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, AlgarveThe lovely Caldeirão Mountain is situated in the border with the Algarve and the Alentejo regions. The mountains present astonishing landscapes, as well a wonderful natural, human and architectonic heritage, housing a large number of diversified species of fauna and flora.We'll take you to Cachopo , a picturesque mountain village, to see as some craftsmen work, and to visit the ethnographic museum in S. Brás de Alportel, with its exquisite traditional handicraft exhibit.From the characteristic vegetation of the Caldeirão, see the sobreiro (Quercus suber) and medronheiro (Arbutus unedo). The typical houses of the Caldeirão Mountain are built in stone blocks, painted in white with cane. Throughout the territory can be found several rural heritage of other times, like water mills, dams, windmills, barns, among other symbols of a rural lifestyle with ancestral origins.In the neighbourhoods of the beautiful Guadiana Valley we will take you to visit the village of Alcoutim in the border with Spain.

$28.54 Classes & Workshops

Cork Workshop - Algarve Treasures

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productIn this Workshop, you will discover the secrets of the cork transformation industry, from the tree to final products. You will meet a Local Designer who will accompany you in a very interesting activity, in which you will work the delicate and smooth Cork Skin and create your own custom item. Includes material and work equipment and offer of an item in cork made by the participant. Minimum participants: 6Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Museu do Traje, Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, AlgarveWe recommend you to visit Old Town of Faro on the same day (not included).Pass By: Old Town Faro, Faro, Faro District, Algarve

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