Algarve Extreme sports & adrenaline

Our most recommended Algarve, Portugal Extreme sports & adrenaline

From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Jeep Safari

1. From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Jeep Safari

Capture the essence of the Algarve aboard a 4WD jeep on a half-day off-the-beaten-path adventure through the Portuguese countryside. Depart Albufeira and travel through beautiful landscapes to see regional architecture, dense forests of cork trees that supply the wine industry, and groves of fragrant orange trees. Sample the gastronomical delights of the region at a local farm, and taste their honey and homemade liquors. Go to an old distillery to try some of the legendary Medronho (Aguardente de Medronhos). Drive along hidden tracks and encounter historic villages, swim in a local river, and marvel at spectacular waterfalls. Learn about the customs and traditions of the rustic villages from a guide full of knowledge about the local history, nature, lifestyle, and landscape.

Albufeira: Off-Road Buggy Tour and Visit to Paderne Castle

2. Albufeira: Off-Road Buggy Tour and Visit to Paderne Castle

Discover the Algarve countryside on a buggy ride experience departing from Albufeira. These carefully selected off-road trails are suitable for all levels of experience. Soak up the scenic views as you cover a wide variety of terrain and observe the beauty of the unspoiled landscapes of the Algarve and surrounding hills. As a special highlight, stop at the historic Paderne Castle, an ancient fortification that was constructed in the 12th century by Berbers.

Albufeira: Single, Double or Triple Parasailing Tour

3. Albufeira: Single, Double or Triple Parasailing Tour

Get your thrills in the skies above Albufeira on a unique parasailing activity, and glide through the air for approximately 10 minutes. Experience the unique sensation of freedom that parasailing allows. Start by ascending from the platform on the stern of a boat, and rise safe and dry up into the sky in an individual, double or triple parasail. Fly up to a maximum height of 80 meters (262 feet) above sea level and get privileged views of the surroundings.  Soar over the city and soak up the silence as you experience an extraordinary sensation of peace and tranquility. Then, slowly start your descent and get the opportunity to touch the water prior to landing back on the platform, if you wish. 

Algarve Full-Day Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

4. Algarve Full-Day Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

Head off the beaten track in a 4X4 Jeep for an off-road safari in the Algarve countryside. Admire beautiful landscapes and regional architecture and experience the tastes of the Algarve. You’ll have the opportunity to taste local honey and liquors and visit an old firewater distillery, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the famous medronho drink. In addition, you’ll be able to try local favorite local dishes at lunch. Discover the hidden Algarve in a 4WD Jeep, visit the area’s centuries-old villages, and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery. During the ride, your professional guide will tell you about the history, customs, and traditions of the region’s rustic villages.

Algarve: 30-Minute Jet Ski Experience

5. Algarve: 30-Minute Jet Ski Experience

Take your holiday up a notch when you take to the water on a Yamaha Waverunner jet ski. See a different side of the Algarve on a thrilling 30-minute high-powered adventure. You’ll start out with a safety briefing before heading out on your own to join the high-adrenalin world of jet skiing! The jet skis available for this activity are 1,100cc, 110hp Yamaha Waverunners. It’s not a problem if this is your first time on a jet ski as you’ll be given a safety briefing and also provided all necessary assistance. Enjoy the experience and have fun driving this amazing machine!

Parasailing Vilamoura

6. Parasailing Vilamoura

This parasailing Vilamoura boat trip experience lasts for about an hour on the boat and 8-10 minutes in the air flying in the parachute. Come and join aboard a state of the art custom built Cherokee boat and have an unforgettable parasailing flying experience from your parachute in the sky as you cruise along the Algarve coastline from the Vilamoura Marina. Sit back and relax, enjoy this parasailing experience and take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful beaches and cliffs along the coast of the Algarve. For the braver ones, have a dip in the Atlantic Ocean Sea while sitting comfortably in your parasailing parachute. Be thrilled as you’re gently lifted off the deck of this custom built parasailing vessel and up to 200m into the air! In the distance you have the whole view of the Vilamoura and Quarteira beach line with it’s beautiful golden sands.

Albufeira: Safari Excursion in the Algarve Mountains

7. Albufeira: Safari Excursion in the Algarve Mountains

Venture off the beaten path – literally – on an off-road adventure through Portugal's Algarve region. See beautiful landscapes, chat with local vendors, and snap pictures of the regional architecture. The day starts with pickup from a central meeting point. From there, you'll travel through traditional villages with stops to admire wooden windmills, Roman-era irrigation systems, and medieval monuments. Stop at a local market to try some regional products such as liqueur, honey, and jams, all made from fruit from the surrounding plantations. To cool off, jump in a traditional canal that's fed from water from the Algarve mountains. At the end of the adventure, your guide will bring you back to the meeting point.

Albufeira: Parasailing Boat Trip

8. Albufeira: Parasailing Boat Trip

Go for an exhilarating parasailing boat trip off the coast of Albufeira, taking in the panoramic sights of Portugal’s beautiful resort city and sandy beaches. For a thrilling 10 minutes, feel the wind in your face while flying over the water, and enjoy the scenery from a bird’s-eye view.   This activity starts from Albufeira Marina, where the crew will share a safety briefing, and you’ll be given a life jacket and a harness that will connect to your parachute. After boarding the boat, you'll head out onto the open waters. The skipper will strap you into the harness, open the parachute, and slowly release the cable to start the flight. Reach a height of up to 80 meters and feel the adrenaline rush as you fly above the ocean for an unforgettable experience.   The overall boat ride lasts up to 1. 5 hours depending on the number of guests. 2- or 3-person flights are subject to sea conditions and techniques. After everyone has a chance to fly, enjoy the boat ride back to the marina.

From Albufeira: Half-Day Buggy Adventure Tour

9. From Albufeira: Half-Day Buggy Adventure Tour

From asphalt and gravel roads to mountain tracks and rocky paths, you'll get the thrill of driving a buggy on a range of terrains and always surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Soak up sweeping views as you rumble along rural trails and benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide. Want more? Spend more time buggy riding on the trail than on any other off-road guided adventure tour. Rumble through off-road trails and observe the beauty of our untouched nature. Stops are made for photography sights and relax time. A tour filled with adrenaline and fun riding a buggy in the Algarve countryside!

Algarve: Jet Ski Rental in Armação de Pêra

10. Algarve: Jet Ski Rental in Armação de Pêra

Get an adrenaline rush at the controls of a jet ski and set sail from the lovely village of Armação de Pêra, one of the last places in the Algarve where fishing boats are launched from and return to the beach. Have fun cresting the waves as you open up the throttle and reach fast speeds off the coast. Receive a safety briefing upon arrival and then depart alone or accompanied. Each jet ski can accommodate 1 or 2 people. Learn about all the features so that you can have fun out on the water in safety. Access areas along the coast, including some of the secret sea caves. Embrace the freedom of the sea and get extreme emotions in the crystal clear waters of Armacao de Pera bay.

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We were staying in Lagos and met up with our guide Nelson in Raposeira. From the meeting point we drove 5 minutes up to the cost. We got suited up with our gear and started our fun. Jumping, climbing, jumping, climbing and this continued until we made it to 10 meters. Nelson, was a fantastic guide, he cared about our comfort and our safety. What a fantastic day!!!

Gil was amazing! He definitely was as big of a star in the tour as the rest of the surroundings. Thank you so much for having us!

Benny was great. Mega knowledgeable, great fun. Poured rain all day but still a great laugh.

Our guide was fantastic. The trip was well worth it. Would recommend

A good informative tour with a funny host . Well worth the money