If you're looking for adventure in Portugal you've come to the right place! We have all the coolest activities for yout to choose between and can tailor make a package for you.
Here we bring you our pick of great ways to get your, and the kids', pulses racing on land and in water or you can search our full listings for your adventure in Portugal.
We also specialise in tailor made adventure packages for groups including stag and hen parties, scouts and youth groups, corporations and family holidays so please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Portugal is a fantastic destination for watersports. Jump to our extreme watersports
page for canyoning, rafting, flyboard, hydrospeed, waterskiing, wakeboarding, jetskiing, parasailing, speed boats and more.
Fun on Land
Fast and Furious!
If speed is your thing then we have lots for you to choose from including: quad bikes, buggies, go karting, blokarting and drift racing. The first three will be the most familiar and we offer all three in the Algarve, Lisbon and the North- please contact us for full details and bookings.
More and more people are getting hooked on blokarting. The concept is quite simple. A blokart is a three wheeled kart attached to a big sail. When the wind blows you're off shooting around the track at up to 90 km per hour (55mph). The karts are handsteered, easy to learn and safe so all ages are welcome. After only a few minutes instruction and a couple of practice laps you'll be ready to race. Come and give blokarting a go in the Algarve.
If you're in the North how about drift racing where a driver intentionally oversteers their car causing a slide or drift in the rear wheels while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed. Sounds fun? Come and try it for yourself!
Or how about downhill biking?
Focusing on the wilder, faster side of mountain biking this is really popular in Portugal and the tracks are specially designed to test your skill, speed and agility.
Climbing, Rappelling, Coasteering and Caving.
If you're looking for a new mental and physical challenge then this could be the option for you. Portugal's jagged coastline, craggy mountains and volcanic islands mean that you are never far from a climbing opportunity. Even if you haven't climbed or rappelled before with expert instruction you can be up and away in no time- we can arrange days out tailored to your level in the Algarve, near Lisbon
or in the Serra da Estrela.
There are also artificial climbing and abseiling walls that will also be suitable for younger kids.
Serious climbers tend to head to the more mountainous regions of North and Central Portugal or to the peaks of Madeira and the Azores. Check out this week long climbing holiday in Portugal and Spain.
The Azores are also home to Portugal's highest mountain, Mount Pico which you can hike up for fantastic views over the islands.
Portugal is a superb location for caving with over 2000 caves to explore on mainland Portugal, particularly in the central region, and more along the coastline.
While it's not an adventure for the faint at heart, there are really dramatic caves that can be explored even by beginners as well as plenty to keep experienced cavers happy!
Coasteering and canyoning are two adventures that combine aspects of climbing with heart stopping thrills, superb scenery and the chance to get wet! You will make your way along the coast at tide level (coasteering) or down a river (canyoning) by any means necessary: climbing and scrambling, rappelling, jumping and swimming as you go! There are fun river for canyoning in northern Portugal and Madeira
is among the world's top destinations for the sport. For coasteering come to Arrabida!
Adventure Parks, Ziplines and Paintballing
Adventure parks are increasingly popular in Portugal with each offering tree top assault courses with differing levels of difficulty to suit all ages and agilities! We can recommend excellent parks in the Algarve, Lisbon and Northern Portugal.
Ziplines: a head for heights and nerves of steel could come in handy for this one; as you fly through the air dangling from a cable far above the ground. There are aerial slides in some spectacular locations in Portugal stretching their way down mountains and through woodland. The longest is currently the 300 metre (nearly 1000 feet) Slide do Caramulinho that offers breath taking views and a very fast descent through the Serra de Caramulo mountains in Beja, Northern Portugal.Apparently some people have found that this sport has actually helped them overcome a fear of heights!
Feeling competitive? Challenge your friends or family to a shoot out in the Portuguese countryside! Paintballing is a very strategic game so get planning if you want to cover yourself in glory. Failing that it's a great way to have a laugh, burn off some energy and work up an appetite. We can organise a game in lots of locations across Portugal.
Take to the Skies!
With one of the best year round climates in Europe, Portugal is an ideal place to fly. What is your style: the romance of a hot air balloon, the tranquility of paragliding or the death defying rush of skydiving? Check out the flying experiences and courses available here.
Want to talk about adventure in Portugal? Drop us an email.
If you fancy trying your hand at a bit of everything and want our help drop us an email and we'll work with you to plan a multi-activity holiday tailored to your requirements and budget.
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