Experience Some Adventure In The Algarve

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Sunday, July 12, 2015 Under: holiday tips

Of course it is nice to spend some time relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing during your Algarve holidays, but did you know there are also some great adventures to be experienced here?

We all know about surfing and there are some really great locations to do this, especially on the west coast. But there are also some adventure sports that you maybe have not heard of before, such as coasteering and stand up paddle boarding (SUP for short).

SUP consists of standing and balancing on top of a huge board, much larger and stable than a surfboard. You use a paddle to move forward and manoeuvre it around. Stand-Up Paddle boarding is much easier to learn and a lot safer than surfing. Also it gives you a special view over the surroundings, while at the same time you can see things under the water surface. It is a great way to explore the local wildlife, rivers, lagoons, coastline, caves, cliffs and secret beaches of the Algarve and even lets you catch a couple of waves !


If you like being surrounded by nature and if you love water sports, then you should try Stand-up Paddle Boarding in the western Algarve. There are tours suitable for all ages, some on the Aljezur river and others on the coast near Lagos and Sagres.


And then there is Coasteering, a trendy and exciting adventure activity including walking, climbing and cliff jumping along the coastline between Sagres and Lagos in the beautiful natural park of Costa Vicentina. During a coasteering tour you will be exploring the rocky coastline, hidden beaches, amazing cliffs and rock formations.  You will swim in the ocean and inside sea caves and you will even do some cliff jumping. This will surely raise your adrenaline levels!

Want to know more and maybe book a tour? Have a look at the Adventure Activities page for more info, pictures and prices. It is also possible to do a combination of activities.

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Marianne Hoesen Born in the deep south of The Netherlands, I moved to the central Algarve in 2007, together with my partner and 2 dogs. In the meantime we added some goats and chickens and are living a peaceful life in the rolling hills of the rural south of Portugal. I invite you to read a bit in my blog and to leave a comment afterwards. Also check out the holiday accommodations mentioned elsewhere in this website.


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