Visit the towns of Silves and Caldas de Monchique on a 5-hour tour, and discover Moorish history, elegant architecture and stunning Algarve scenery! With a friendly local guide at your side, explore the town of Silves and visit its star attraction, the impressive Silves Castle. After admiring the fortress, enjoy free time in the nearby spa town of Caldas de Monchique plus a walking tour that includes a sample of the local bread and chorizo. Finally, ogle the views from Fóia, the tallest mountain in the Algarve.
• 5 hours
This was a very small intimate fishing village that has lost any resemblance to its modest origins. In 1965 a foreign resident wrote about the place - “the mode of living remains essentially medieval”. Then there came the tourists and the money. Today, the village spreads to the east and west with expensive villas and comfortable holiday apartments. The one and only village street has now become three, each lined with bars, smart restaurants and tourist shops. Happily, there are still examples of the older quaint small houses tucked in between the more recent ones.
• 62 minutes
Starting in Alcantarilha, we are quickly onto dirt tracks leading into and over the hills into a valley where time appears to have stood still for centuries, far removed from the busy coastline of the Algarve. Following interesting tracks we eventually arrive in the old moorish capital of the Algarve - Silves, where we can make a café stop. A great little riverside track leads us our of Silves and to spectacular views of the river valley and then we head back to the start passing some rice fields and vineyards along the way
• 4 hours
This is a must do ride for all serious road bikers, the ascent of the highest mountain in the Algarve - Foia. With a challenging ride on mainly quiet roads, there is much for road bikers to enjoy, spectacular scenery, great road surfaces and very little traffic. With great chance of doing this ride in great weather you are sure to enjoy the ride and feel the sense of achievement afterward.
• 5 hours