If you love the beach but long to be away from the crowds, then the western Algarve will be right up your street, with sweeping beaches, rolling hills and unbelievably beautiful countryside as far as the eye can see.
Because this area of the Algarve is largely undeveloped it can be hard to find the best places to visit which is why expert guides are essential, to ensure you find all those secret spots only the locals know about and to help you to get the very best out of the local area.
Anyone wanting to stay close to nature can take part in a guided walking tour of the area, making the most of the recently opened Rota Vicentina which weaves its way through the countryside.
Walks can take between four and five hours and present an opportunity to really appreciate the flora and fauna with your guide also helping to identify plants and wildlife en route.
For those looking for a slightly faster pace, then hop on a mountain bike for a tour of the area including historical sites, charming villages and impressive countryside.
Don’t worry if you have not been on a bike in years or are concerned that your fitness level may not be quite up to scratch as the guides can tailor trips to meet your exact needs and levels.
If you don’t fancy putting in the leg work yourself then you can explore this area either on a jeep tour of the west coast in the 9 seater Landrover Defender driven along hidden tracks across rivers, over hills and to places of historical importance or alternatively there are off road motorbike adventures to be had with trailriding – either with your own motorbike or with one hired for the day.
Tailor the balance between learning more about your surroundings to the level of adrenalin you are looking for during the day with tours available throughout the year and suitable for all ages depending on which option you choose from.
Finally, when you visit the west coast of the Algarve you will notice that there are some impressive waves crashing onto the beaches, making this one of the best hidden surfing destinations in the world.
If you are a surfer looking to brush up on technique or are new to the sport and are keen to take on the waves then arrange for surfing lessons with a school who can also provide all of the equipment that you might need for the entire experience.
Algarve Fun will help you to explore the amazing western Algarve, however you choose!