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Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

1. Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

Soak up the views of the Algarve coastline on a guided catamaran cruise from Albufeira. Enter the Benagil Sea Cave and take in secluded beaches, rugged rock formations, and hidden swim stops. Start your tour from Albufeira Marina, where you'll set off on the spacious and comfortable catamaran. From here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the views of the beautiful rock formations and deserted beaches. The team will tell you more about our fantastic coastline and all its hidden secrets. Relax to some nice music and enjoy a cool drink. Visit the beautiful caves and rock formations as far as Benagil (Cathedral Cave). Head back east towards the marina before stopping off for a swim in the sea.

From Armação de Pêra: Benagil Caves and Beaches Boat Tour

2. From Armação de Pêra: Benagil Caves and Beaches Boat Tour

Discover the breathtaking scenery of the Algarve region on this boat tour departing from Armação de Pêra. Travel in the company of an expert team and experienced captain for a safe and comfortable journey. Along the way, visit 10 caves and 15 deserted beaches which are only accessible from the sea. Admire Praia da Marinha, the Albandeira Arch, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the rugged coastline between Armação de Pêra and Benagil. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the unique landscape of this region before arriving at the highlight of the trip, the world-famous Benagil Cave. On the way back, simply sit back, relax and enjoy the boat trip.

Porches: Algarve Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting Experience

3. Porches: Algarve Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting Experience

Enjoy a privileged visit to our family-run vineyard in the Algarve and taste some of our best wines. We invite you to get to know the origin of Quinta dos Capinhas and create great moments in the heart of this picturesque vineyard. Your guide and wine expert will welcome you to our property hidden between the ocean and the mountains, where you'll feel at home at once - just like we do. In this wine tasting experience, you'll learn all about Algarve winemaking traditions, the story our vineyard, and how our unique terroir affects our wines. You'll taste four wines produced by Quinta dos Capinhas (rosé, white, and red, 1 variable wine) paired with delicious local tapas. An opportunity to open your senses and let the wine speak to you. Afterwards, follow the guide on a short walking tour along the most scenic areas of the vineyard with chances for amazing photos - always holding a glass of wine, of course!

Sunset Boat Tour to Benagil Cave - From Armação de Pêra

4. Sunset Boat Tour to Benagil Cave - From Armação de Pêra

Your 1 hour guided tour during the most fascinating time of the day – Sunrise or Sunset. The tour will start in Armação de Pêra and we will pass by 10 caves and about 15 of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve, among them the famous Praia da Marinha, Praia da Cova Redonda, Gruta do Capitão and Praia da Albandeira.

Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, and Winery Tour

5. Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, and Winery Tour

Much of the Algarve’s charm resides in its ability to provide top class tourist facilities and yet retain its own identity, easily visible in the traditional villages and activities of the area. Porches is renowned for its beautiful and original pottery. The Porches Pottery workshop is one of the best representatives of this art and many of the traditional methods of production are still used here today. You can see the pottery being made and painted by hand by the artisans. The fishing village of Benagil is perched above the Atlantic and a tiny but picturesque beach, the sound of the Atlantic the uninterrupted sound track to the village’s activities. Heading towards the resort of Carvoeiro we visit Algar Seco where you can see the amazing caves and grottoes carved from the coastline over the centuries. Enjoy a stroll through the village of Ferragudo, along the cobbled streets and down to the small harbor. Our last stop is in a winery where you can enjoy a guided tour and taste some of the wines produced in this region.

Armação de Pêra: Private Benagil Cave Tour

6. Armação de Pêra: Private Benagil Cave Tour

Our exclusive boat can accommodate up to 10 people, including you, ensuring a personalized and private experience. During the one-hour tour, we will visit approximately 10 caves and 15 hidden and wild beaches, including famous spots like Praia da Marinha, Praia da Cova Redonda, Gruta do Capitão, and Arch da Albandeira. Capture unforgettable memories with your camera as this private tour provides exclusive access to the caves, perfect for memorable photos. Whether you're traveling with family or a group of friends, this is the perfect activity for you. Don't miss out on this unique experience! Highlights Visit to 10 caves and about 15 of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve, including the famous Benagil Caves, Praia da Marinha, Praia da Cova Redonda, Gruta do Capitão, and Arch da Albandeira.

Albufeira: 4 or 8-hour E-bike Rental with Hotel Delivery

7. Albufeira: 4 or 8-hour E-bike Rental with Hotel Delivery

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get to know this fantastic area of Portugal in a simple, economical and sustainable way by renting an E-Bike. Our standard e-bike "greenland" has a range up to 50 Kms, with aluminium frame, suntour nex E-25 suspension, sunrace, 8 speeds, 160mm hydraulic disc brakes, 36v/250w front hub engine, 480wh battery and lcd display. Our rental is for a 4 or 8 hours, if you wish to book for longer please just let us know. *Delivery of the e-bikes at the main hotels if located in Albufeira - Galé - Salgados and Armação de Pêra. If your hotel is not on our list please contact us in order to arrange a drop off location.

Bush walk, wine and Sunset

8. Bush walk, wine and Sunset

This is an adventure experience along the Vale do Olival canyon to take place in the late afternoon in the bush area and includes drinking wine and tasting regional delicacies. The route starts in Armação de Pêra, takes an average of 3,5 hours and passes through a local farm with its own wine production. While refreshing yourself with some of the flavors produced locally, you can enjoy a magnificent view over the existing vineyard. The return is made along a scenery road allowing the view over the sea and the countryside about sunset time. Seaside Walks does not provide transportation for this activity but works closely with local service providers to stimulate the local economy. If necessary, the transfer service can be arranged on request. Vale de Olival is a beautiful hinterland in Armação de Pêra, and Porches region, Algarve, known for its picturesque landscapes and scenic bush walks. Vale de Olival is characterized by small, fertile valleys, and an abundance of Mediterranean vegetation. The bush walks in this region often offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, away from the bustling tourist areas, and experience the tranquillity of the countryside. Starting Point: The bush walk begins in by the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel, in Armação de Pêra. Mediterranean Flora: The region's Mediterranean climate fosters a diverse range of plant life. You can expect to see fragrant wildflowers, colorful shrubs, and various species of trees like olives, cork oaks, and carob. Local Wildlife: Keep an eye out for local wildlife that inhabits the area. You might spot birds like hoopoes, bee-eaters, and other small songbirds. If you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of rabbits, hares, or other small mammals. Quiet and Serenity: One of the main draws of bush walks in Vale de Olival is the tranquillity of the surroundings. Unlike busier tourist spots, the bush walk offers a peaceful and relaxing experience where you can connect with nature and enjoy some quiet time.

Discover the Grottos and Caves in a SUP Guided Tour

9. Discover the Grottos and Caves in a SUP Guided Tour

This tour lasts about 2 and a half hours and begins at Barranco Beach, a wild and hard to reach beach. Here you can marvel at the scenery, cliffs, grottos, and caves at this beautiful spot. From the beach, you will head out to sea to begin your journey through the different caves while learning about this sport. Admire the different caves, the light-colored limestone cliffs, and the ruins of a 17th Century fortress across the blue waters. If you are feeling brave, you can also jump from the rocks.

Algarve : Rocky coast and hinterland in a Volvo XC90 SUV

10. Algarve : Rocky coast and hinterland in a Volvo XC90 SUV

We will pick you up at your place of stay according to the pick-up area (Quarteira, Vilamoura, Albufeira and Armação De Pêra) and head to the beautiful town of Silves. On the way we will discover the small chapel of Senhora Da Rocha, which is located on a cliff overlooking a beautiful sandy beach surrounded by yellow cliffs. Another natural site nearby that is well worth a visit is the majestic Albandeira Arch and its surroundings, which are a delight to the eyes of travellers, offering a grandiose spectacle at any time of the year. In the middle of the morning, we arrive in the ancient capital of AL-Gharb (Silves). During a walk, we will stroll through the narrow streets of the old town with its tumultuous past, dominated by a cathedral and the walls of the castle which is the symbol of the Arab occupation of the Algarve for several centuries. Depending on the season, the sky of Silves is the scene of a majestic sweep of storks, which you can easily observe on the roofs and chimneys of the houses. We will continue on a beautiful track lined with eucalyptus trees along the lake of Funcho, where wild landscapes and a feeling of escape are mixed, several stops will allow you to admire this landscape of unique beauty. We will reach the small authentic town of Sao Bartolomeu de Messines where you will have lunch (lunch not included) in a "churrasquiera", a real institution where you can enjoy a quality local cuisine with an excellent quality-price ratio. However, you have the possibility to bring your own lunch box if you wish. After a walking tour in the "old Messines" which is not lacking in interest we will go to Alte which is one of the most typical white villages in the south of Portugal. The atmosphere it exudes will be an immersion in the daily life of the hinterland. Its walking tour will be one of the highlights of the day. Depending on the season, you will enjoy the bathing pool with its transparent spring water or you will discover a bucolic waterfall with a postcard look, located below a stream. At the end of the day, we will take a track in the heart of the Algarvian Barrocal that climbs through centuries-old olive trees, orange and carob trees before climbing with the Volvo XC90 SUV on a hill that reveals magnificent panoramas of the countryside as well as an abandoned hamlet where time seems to have stopped. We will share a moment of conviviality around an aperitif in the heart of this unusual place, a testimony of a bygone era, before bringing you back to your place of stay with unforgettable memories.

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Undoubtedly an amazing experience, great to do as a family! We visited amazing places! I definitely recommend it, it's really worth it and far exceeded expectations! Everything tasted even better with João's stories and Bernardo's maneuvers, which kept a relaxed and fun atmosphere! Thanks!!!

It was a very good experience. We saw many beaches. The boat captain drove the motorboat very professionally. The tour guide said very good things and interesting things about the beaches and rocks. We watched everything in 1 hour. The ship is brutally fast!

Everything was well organised, one hour trip was just perfect, tour guide was very professional and funny, we went with one young child and a teenager, everyone happy, highly recommend. Thank you! *****

Great value, excellent boat maneuvering, educational, and a wonderful experience.

Really great tour, small group, friendly tour guide and driver, would recommend