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
A stop at Silves, the old Moorish capital of the Algarve. Visit Fóia, the highest point in Alrgarve and marvel at the views. Reach the “End of the World”, Cape St. Vincent.
• 10 hours
- Visit to two wine estates of the demarcated region of the Algarve and acquire in-depth knowledge about the every aspect about the world of wine and the process of winemaking. For lunch traditional portuguese food at a tyical resturant in Silves.This historical town, located in the countryside, was before the capital of the moorish kingdom of the Algarve.
• 6 hours
Come with us in a trip of discovery of Algarve wines. You will know three wine producers from Lagoa and Silves. The grape varieties and the methods used vary, however, all of them create wines with great quality.In each of the farms takes place a guided tour with an explanation of the wine making process and a wine tasting. Lunch is in a typical restaurant in the old capital of the Algarve, Silves, where you can enjoy its historical heritage and its people.
• 1 day
Explore the western part of Algarve, where nature and heritage go hand-in-hand. From the breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean in Sagres to the Moorish castle in Silves, every step is a monumental voyage through time...
• 9 hours
Let yourself be driven northwards while enjoying the magnific scenery. Continue with road drive through this amazing part of the Algarve, as your guide informs you about the flora, fauna and the history & culture of the area.
• 6 hours
The Algarve, internationally known as a touristic beach and golf destination, also benefits from an exceptional natural heritage as well as a great diversity of habitats, which shows that there is much more to discover in this little corner by the sea.
• 4 hours