Alentejo, Portugal Outdoor sports

Our most recommended Alentejo, Portugal Outdoor sports

Coasteering Algarve: Cliff Jump, Swim & Climb in Sagres

1. Coasteering Algarve: Cliff Jump, Swim & Climb in Sagres

Begin this tour that takes place in the stunning coasteering location in the southwest Algarve, in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park located between Sagres and Lagos. Start the 3 hours of excitement by getting ready with your wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet, and shoes, and getting a briefing on safety and prevailing conditions. Walk down to the water's edge and start off exploring the coastline, hidden beaches, amazing cliffs, and rock formations, admiring the clear ocean waters and learning about the marine environment and some local traditions. Soon you’ll be swimming in the ocean and inside sea caves, and climbing and walking along the rocky shoreline. You’ll have a chance to try some cliff jumping as well. Starting with small jumps to develop your confidence and technique, you’ll build up to jumps of up to 10 meters high. You can even jump inside the grottoes. After all the action, it will be time to walk back over the cliffs along the scenic coastal path while chatting about your experience.

Alentejo: Cork Forest Safari with Optional Lunch

2. Alentejo: Cork Forest Safari with Optional Lunch

The farm you will visit is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, and wine lovers. Imagine exploring this world of rolling hills, cork forests, olive groves, and vineyards in a landscape occasionally broken by a medieval fortress or an abandoned chapel. For six generations, the family owners have made a living on the 1,400-acre estate in the Alentejo by sustainably managing cork forests, rearing sheep, and making fine wines. You're invited to share the joy of their lives and see the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Nature-lovers and birdwatchers will not be disappointed. With luck, you might see or come across an Egyptian mongoose, a bustard, a wild boar,  a hoopoe, a bee-eater, a booted eagle, or many more species. On arrival, you will be introduced to your guide. Start with a nice cup of tea, coffee, or cool refreshment. Then your guide will take you on a beautiful 2-hour Jeep tour into the deepest parts of the cork forest. During your tour, she will explain to you everything about the cork trees, cork cycle (cork stripping, cork storage, cork manufacturing). You will also learn about local fauna and flora, vineyards, Iberian pig fattening, olive groves, and all the farm activities. When you return to the winery, visit the shop where you can find the finest products including cork handicrafts, olive oil, and of course their wines. Later, have a cork stripper's traditional three-course meal in a quiet family-run restaurant. After this, it will be time to go home with the best memories of the Alentejo. *although we do wine tasting, the wine is not available to be sold to the public.*

Algarve: Full-Day Coastal Tour by SUV

3. Algarve: Full-Day Coastal Tour by SUV

Discover the secrets of Western Algarve on a full-day guided tour in an SUV. Drive along the Vicentine Coast and enjoy panoramic views of pristine beaches. Leave the bustle of the southern coast behind and visit the Southwest Alentejo Natural Park. Get picked up at your hotel by your driver and guide. Relax in a comfortable SUV as you head to Western Algarve for sightseeing off the beaten path. Begin by exploring the serene beaches of Amado and Carrapateria. Discover landscapes worn by millennia of crashing waves from the turbulent Atlantic, against a backdrop of dramatic cliffs. Then head to Southwest Alentejo Natural Park, and drive along the Vicentine coast from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Burgau, some 80 kilometers of coastline. The final stop is the ancient town of Aljezur, guarding a grand Moorish castle for a trip back through time.

Arrábida National Park Rock Climbing Experience

4. Arrábida National Park Rock Climbing Experience

Arrábida National Park is one of the most beautiful places to climb in Portugal. This climbing area is adjacent to a beach, the “Portinho da Arrábida”, with a privileged view over the ocean, the mountains, and the beginning of the Alentejo coast.  There are several climbing possibilities here, regardless of the level and experience of the participants.  At the start of the activity, walk along a scenic path down to the base of the rocks that will be climbed. Then you will have a quick introduction to rock climbing, climbing equipment, and basic safety rules before the climbing commences. After the climb you will return to the vehicles and visit the "José Maria da Fonseca" wine cellars where you will taste some delicious wine.

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What people are saying about Alentejo, Portugal

Exceptional experience!! Breathtaking views along an unspoilt coast with the "best sunset in Europe". Nuno, our guide loves his horses. They are well taken care of and very safe. This experience was one of those rare magical moments that we will treasure forever. Tucked away in a picturesque nature preserve area of the Algarve, this experience is a hidden treasure!

Awesome experience! The walk is spectacular, both along the beach and through the mountains, where I also had the opportunity to jog and gallop. And also, at all times we felt very safe thanks to Nuno, our guide, who took some beautiful photos during the tour to remember the moment.

It was just perfect. 2 hours over hill and dale and the beach at sunset. If you want to gallop, you can gallop, if you don't want to, you don't have to :) A lot of attention is paid to you. All in all very very good.

Great!!! Super great ride! Beautiful horses; wonderful leader of the horseback ride, very professional. area fantastic; an absolute pleasure. One of the best activities we have ever booked.

We had a fantastic evening. The horses are very well behaved and follow every word. You can tell he loves and cares for his horses. We can only recommend it 100%