Active Week in the Algarve

Discover the nature and sports offers of the Algarve on this exciting 8 day active trip.

Your stay will be in excellent hand-picked 4 and 5 star hotels – Real Marina 5* Hotel & SPA, in Olhão (or similar) and the Jupiter Praia da Rocha 4*star Hotel, Portimão (or similar).

From: £ 825

DatesPrices £*Single room surcharge £Marina or Sea view £ p.p.
Mar 2018£825 *£116£53
Apr 2018£839£154£62

We are happy to offer our assistance in booking your flights.

For tailor made tours we are happy to send you a competitive quote as well!

* Minimum number of participants required for the trip to depart: 12

☼ Early start of day with Yoga or Pilates.

☼ Cycling tour in Olhão.

☼ Bike tour in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.

☼ Walk to Fonte da Bénemola.

☼ Visit of an olive oil producer.

☼ Visit Moncarapacho.

☼ Visit the Monchique Natural Park.

☼ Introduction to Golf.

☼ Trekking in the Costa Vincentina.

☼ English speaking guide accompanying all activities.

And for true sports enthusiasts, optional activities: paragliding, deep-sea fishing and observation of dolphins, excursion by sailing boat, hiking Costa Vincentina (lunch included).

With its beautiful weather, the Algarve is very popular for its natural beauty natural and wide range of outdoor activities and experiences.

You do not have to wait until the summer to come to the Algarve and do your favourite sports as well as activities in nature! Whether it is on water, land or sky; the entire region offers excellent conditions and infrastructures for all activities in interaction with nature in the  Algarve’s healthy and engaging atmosphere. Enjoy the best experiences that the Algarve has to offer and experience unforgettable moments. Discover and enjoy!

Your stay will be in excellent hand-picked 4 star hotels – Real Marina Hotel & SPA, 5* in Olhão and Jupiter Praia da Rocha 4* Hotel in Portimão (or similar). The hotels have indoor and outdoor pools and offer Spa treatments as well as restaurants with local cuisine.

Day 1:

Arrival at Faro Airport.

Transfer to the hotel Real Marina Hotel & SPA, a 5* in Olhão where we stay for the next 4 nights.

Welcome tea.

You start your holiday by a welcome dinner and an adventure & group activity to discover Olhão and its culture, involving bikes, teams and a lot of fun. Olhão is a city full of character, with Moorish-style houses, an influence from the commercial links with Africa. As you’re in for some discovery, you can also find the fortresses that were used to defend the region from pirates.

Overnight stay in Real Marina 5* Hotel & SPA, in Olhão.

Day 2:

Before breakfast 20 min. of yoga, pilates, or equivalent morning exercise.

After your morning activity and breakfast get ready to have a sailing boat experience in Ria Formosa – a salty lagoon protected from the sea by 5 barrier-islands and 2 peninsulas, and a paradise for birdwatchers.  Elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, this will be the background for your sailing activity, where you can even learn how to handle the boat.

Lunch will be in a local restaurant.

During the afternoon you will experience the Ria Formosa by bike, going around the salt beds to the city center of Faro, the capital of the Algarve. The old town is surrounded by the castle walls and the old Cathedral was rebuilt in the 18th century.

If you still have energy, continue your active day by riding until Olhão (10 more km). As a reward, some “tapas and wine tasting” will be waiting for you in a local Wine Bar.

Overnight stay in Real Marina 5* Hotel & SPA, in Olhão.

Day 3:

Before breakfast 20 min. of Yoga, Pilates, or an equivalent morning exercise.

Free all day on leisure to discover the town at your own pace, make some shopping or enjoy the SPA facilities of the hotel (SPA treatment cost not included).

As an optional full day program, after your morning activity and breakfast, it’s time to know the Barrocal (Algarve mainland). So get ready to hike in Fonte da Benémola and Rocha da Pena with breathtaking views! With luck, you may see some kingfishers in the pools near the spring.

Lunch will be at leisure.

In the afternoon if you like radical activities and the atmospheric conditions allow it, it’s your opportunity to see Algarve from the air: you may experience paragliding as an optional activity.

Back at  the hotel, you have a free evening with dinner at leisure. Choose one of the restaurants close to your hotel, or just relax and recover your energy.

Overnight stay in Real Marina 5* Hotel & SPA, in Olhão.

Day 4:

Before breakfast 20 min. of Yoga, Pilates, or an equivalent morning exercise.

Free morning to discover the town at your own pace, make some shopping or enjoy the SPA facilities of the hotel (SPA treatment cost not included).

Lunch at leisure.

In the afternoon we will visit a small village called Moncarapacho – a place that many foreigners choose to live after retirement. Here we can find one of the best olive oils productions, with international award recognition. For our 10 km hike we will start at an amazing farm where the best olive oils from the world are produced. Of course there will be a chance to taste it. Later we walk back to Olhão using the old trails of the farmers.

Back at the hotel, we will have a nice buffet dinner (drinks not included).

Overnight stay in Real Marina 5* Hotel & SPA, in Olhão.

Day 5:

Before breakfast 20 min. of Yoga, Pilates, or an equivalent morning exercise.

Today we will move to another area of  the Algarve. Check out from Real Marina.

Before check in at the new hotel we have a full day active orientation walk in the national park of Monchique.

For climbers there is even a small mountain range – the Monchique serras – of which Foía is the highest point in the Algarve – a glorious panorama of the south coast can be seen from its top.

A picnic lunch will be offered in this beautiful nature reserve.

Later in the afternoon we will go to our new destination and Hotel.

Dinner will take place in the new hotel where you will stay for the upcoming 3 nights.

Overnight stay at Hotel Jupiter Praia da Rocha 4*star Hotel, Portimão.

Day 6:

Free morning to discover at your own pace the town, make some shopping or enjoy the SPA facilities of the hotel (SPA treatment cost not included).

As an optional morning program we will visit the center of Lagos. In this case we will not have early morning physical activity due to the time needed to other activities scheduled.

If you prefer to have another optional tour you can choose a sports fishing experience or dolphin watching for the ones that love to be on high seas.

Lunch will be served with an astonishing view over the Atlantic.

In the afternoon we will have a golf experience on the driving range where you can have your first golf lesson. Or, for the ones who golf already, you can practice to improve your HCP.

Dinner will be at leisure.

Overnight stay at Hotel Jupiter Praia da Rocha 4*star Hotel, Portimão.

Day 7:

Before breakfast 20 min. of Yoga, Pilates, or an equivalent morning exercise.

Free all day on leisure to discover the town at your own pace, make some shopping or enjoy the SPA facilities of the hotel (SPA treatment cost not included).

As an optional full day program, after your morning activity and breakfast, prepare your camera! It’s time to get to discover Costa Vicentina!

Before your trekking day, we will visit Sagres and the Cape St. Vincent – the most southwestern point of Europe that also belongs to a protected area -Parque Natural da Costa vicentina.

The trekking day will be in this area, a true pearl, kept and tended for by its local inhabitants and by surprising natural values. It comprises diverse habitats, some of them still quite unchanged and untouched. You will find several species of endemic plants as well as a large number of animal species, particularly amphibians, birds and sea fauna.

On the way we will stop for lunch to eat a traditional fish dish in a small local restaurant.

After trekking you have some time to rest before the farewell dinner.

 

Farewell dinner for the whole group in a local restaurant.

Overnight stay at Hotel Jupiter Praia da Rocha 4*star Hotel, Portimão.

Day 8:

Before breakfast 20 min. of Yoga, Pilates, or an equivalent morning exercise.

Depending on your flight departure time you may have some time for shopping.

In due time transfer to Faro Airport with airport assistance.

As an option, if you have time or decide to stay one more day it will be your golden opportunity to drive a real sports car in a unforgettable driving experience at Autódromo de Portimão!

✓ 4 nights accommodation in Hotel Real Marina 5* BB sharing twin/double room (or equivalent)

✓ 3 nights accommodation in Hotel Jupiter Praia da Rocha 4* BB sharing twin/double room (or equivalent)

✓ 1 welcome tea at the hotel Vila Real Marina

✓ 2 lunches with a glass of wine and water included

✓ 1 picnic lunch with water and juice included

✓ 1 welcome light dinner (due to night bike ride)

✓ 1 Tapas & wine tasting

✓ 1 buffet dinner in hotel Real Marina without drinks

✓ 1 buffet dinner in hotel Jupiter without drinks

✓ 1 farewell dinner with entertainment (½ bottle of wine, water and coffee p.p. included)

✓ 1 daily yoga class – except day 6

✓ 1 bike ride at night (2 energetic bars per person included)

✓ 1 sailing boat experience

✓ 1 bike ride experience in Ludo Natural reserve

✓ 1 visit to an olive oil producer

✓ 1 hiking in Moncarapacho

✓ 1 orientation activity in Monchique

✓ 1 golf experience

✓ Guide for day activities and dinners out

✓ All transfers between activities

✓ Arrival and departure transfers from Faro Airport

We are happy to offer our assistance in booking your flights.

* 1 hiking experience in Fonte da Benémola / Rocha da Pena on day 3 – 40€ p.p.,min. 6 persons

* 1 paragliding experience  on day 3 – 80€ p.p.,min. 6 persons

* 1 deep fishing experience or boat tour for Dolphin observation on day 6 – 65€ p.p., min. 5 persons

* 1 trekking day in Costa Vicentina + lunch on day 7 -70€ p.p., min. 6 persons

* 1 sports car driving experience on day 8 (prices on request. No minimum number of persons)

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