Fun, Adventure Tourism in Portugal!
interested in sport and adventure tourism in Portugal?
looking for fun, interesting things to do on holiday?
If so welcome to Portugal Sport and Adventure's blog which:
lets you know whenever any new web pages appear on Portugal Sport and Adventure, so you can be the first to learn about new fun things to do
keeps you up-to-date with other postings or news about Portugal (like great places to stay or property for sale)
shares stories about our life and adventures in Portugal
points out some of the best past adventures that you might otherwise miss.
Algarve Buggy Tours
Algarve buggy tours - lots of fun off the beaten track!
Sintra Yoga Retreats
Sintra yoga and meditation retreats offering in-depth practice for yogis of all levels in a truly magical setting.
Hire a Campervan In Portugal
Hire a campervan in Portugal. Our cool, modern and nippy campervans are a great option for independent, adventurous and budget travellers
Try Algarve skydiving for a holiday experience of a life time! Beginners trips and courses available
Algarve Bike Tours
Algarve bike tours- fun days out for everyone from gentle and scenic downhill bike rides to exhilarating mountain biking in the Algarve coast and countryside
Simple tips to remember for a budget-friendly Algarve holiday
The Algarve is amongst the most popular short-haul destinations for holidaymakers. Even people coming from the United States and Canada find the region's Mediterranean climate, wonderful beaches, tasty cuisine and relatively low costs simply too good to pass up. This Portuguese region is just over two hours away from most major European airports and yet it can feel a world away. The Algarve is all about relaxation, natural beauty and the simple pleasures of life. An Algarve holiday should leave you feeling revitalised and rejuvenated and a bit of pre-planning can ensure that a fun and affordable experience.
Here are some simple tips to help you make the most of your Algarve holiday (even if you're on a budget!)
Faro's airport is served by several budget airlines that operate to and from major cities in Europe. However, booking your flights separately does not always guarantee that you will get the best deals. Travel comparison sites often have ties with agents and tour operators so that you can benefit from discounted rates on car hire, insurance, accommodation, and of course flight deals even if you are coming from further afield. You could even get free nights at the accommodation of your choice by buying a package from a travel comparison site.
Ideally, you will want to book your Algarve holiday three months in advance, and up to six months if you are planning to travel during the high season, which runs approximately between June and September. If you travel in the low season (December to March except for the Christmas and New Year period), you can still enjoy the pristine beaches that the Algarve is known for and it is also a great time to get out and about and explore the coast and countryside on foot, horseback, by bicycle or even in the air with good conditions for hot air balloons, flying and paragliding at this time of the year.
You might also want to have a look at websites like Thomson that specialise in last-minute deals on charter flights, which sometimes slash their prices by more than 60 per cent in order to sell the last remaining seats. Another option is to look at flights that depart during the week, as these are generally cheaper especially if you book your sun holidays with Thomson today.
Most tour operators offer great group deals if there are 10 or more of you travelling and even luxury villas can be an indulgent but affordable choice when costs are shared.
Credit and debit card fees soon add up. Consider buying a prepaid currency card in Euros and only use your regular card as a back-up
Look out for the cafes that the locals favour for delicious, inexpensive Portuguese cuisine and ask about the “ementa turistica”, a set three-course menu, often for as little as €10 (even less in rural areas).
Adventure Days Out in Northern Portugal
Take your pick of our fun and adventurous activities and plan some great days out in Northern Portugal. We offer surfing, paintball, canyoning, horse riding, climbing, rappell, mountain biking, canoeing, rafting and much more!
Luxury Algarve Bootcamp
The luxury Algarve bootcamp offers you a unique experience: results orientated training with a top international trainer, tailored nutrition and five star water front accommodation in one of the Algarve's most beautiful beach resorts!
Rota Vicentina long distance path
Good news for hikers, cyclists and horse riders. The Rota Vicentina long distance path is now officially opened. A 340 kilometre trail it stretches from Sagres on the west coast of the Algarve to Santiago do Cacém in the Alentejo. It takes you through many areas of untouched, natural beauty 60% of which are protected because of their environmental importance. To complete the whole route takes approximately 14 days on foot, five days on bike, or nine days on horseback but it can also be done in shorter segments. Please contact us if you'd like help planning your visit.
Bespoke Algarve Vineyard & Golf Getaways
Includes: 3 nights accommodation incl. breakfast, return airport and golf transfers, wine tasting & vineyard tour, presentation dinner,2 rounds of golf,trophies, event or charity logo polo shirts,complimentary red/white bottle of wineand a complimentary massage€499/person. Please contact us for more info.
Last Minute Holidays!
Last few places available for summer 2012 holidays including:surf and yoga retreats in Peniche, sailing courses in Albufeira and horse riding holidays as well as tailor-made adventure packages. Please contact us for more info and ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peneda Geres Horse Riding Holidays
Join us on a Peneda Geres horse riding holiday or trail ride and discover one of Europe's last wildernesses. Welcome to wolf country!
Albufeira Sailing Cruises and Courses
Albufeira sailing experiences: private yacht charter and RYA sailing courses for all levels in the heart of the Algarve. Fantastic sailing conditions all year round!
Madeira Dive Trips
Madeira dive trips: discover Madeira's spectacular dive spots and fascinating marina life with friendly, experienced guides or learn to scuba dive.
Madeira Firework Festival Cruise
Get the best view of the fireworks at Madeira's Festival of the Atlantic by joining one of our special night cruises. The international festival includes spectacular musical and firework displays over the bay of Funchal and is held on 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th June. Book your spot on our catamaran for only €30, places are limited so early booking is essential please email: email@example.com
Volvo Ocean Race, 7th-10th June
Private yacht charters available during the Volvo Ocean race in Lisbon 7th-10th June. See all the action up close and enjoy a fantastic day out on the water. Sailing yachts, motor boats and catamarans available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Baixo Alentejo Horse Riding and Activity Holidays
Explore the beautiful Baixo Alentejo on horse back, cycling or by foot. Riding holidays, trekking and lessons available in unspoilt, rural surroundings.
Adventures in Arrabida Natural Park
Adventures in the Arrabida natural park- climbing, abseiling, caving, mountain biking, canorafting, paragliding and diving.
Central Portugal Walking Holidays
Central Portugal Walking Holidays in Beira Litoral; come and discover the green heart of Portugal an area of exquisite natural beauty and great historical and cultural interest.
Peniche Surf and Yoga Retreat
Peniche surf and yoga retreats - relax with surfing in one of Europe's top surf spots and yoga classes on an ocean view deck
Horses for Sale in Portugal
Horses for sale in Portugal
Canyoning in Madeira
Looking for an adventure? Come canyoning in Madeira - abseil, climb, leap and swim your way down stream! No previous canyoning experience necessary.
Setubal Dolphin Watching Cruises
Setubal dolphin watching cruises offer you the chance to see mainland Portugal's only resident dolphin population playing, hunting and socialising in their natural habitat
Lisbon GoCar and Beetle Tours
Lisbon GoCar and Beetle tours - the coolest, new way to explore the city! The Go-Cars are little GPS-guided cars you can take a personal tour of the city at your own pace and the car will even tell you stories about the places you visit! Alternatively cruise around Lisbon, Sintra and the surrounding area in a 70s convertible beetle!
Diving with Sharks in the Azores
Come diving with sharks in the Azores it will sharpen all your senses! The ultimate Azores diving holiday.
Western Algarve Horse Riding and Carriage Driving
The western Algarve horse riding and carriage driving centre enjoys an idyllic setting at the edge of the Costa Vincentina nature reserve- the perfect getaway for horse lovers!
Last minute! Yoga Taster Retreat
12th-16th March, last few places available for a yoga taster retreat on the Algarve's beautiful west coast. Includes: 2 yoga sesssions, meditation, talks on aromatherapy, yoga and meditation. The retreat will be held at this lovely, boutique hotel: http://www.portugal-sport-and-adventure.com/algarve-boutique-hotel.htmlPlease contact us for more information.
Tall Ship Cruises in Portugal
Tall ship cruises in Portugal - participate in the Tall Ships Race or charter the ship for a private cruise ideal for corporate events and family celebrations.
Ride Lusitano Horses in Portugal
Ride Lusitano horses in Portugal. Enjoy a beautiful country ride or a lesson and learn more about this renowned breed near Golega known as the capital of Lusitano! We also sometimes have Lusitano horses, tack and other equipment for sale
Algarve Adventure Park
Algarve adventure park come and enjoy a fun day out with friends, family or colleagues at this treetop adventure park.
Gift vouchers for days out in Portugal
Christmas gift vouchers available now! Are you looking for an original and memorable present? We offer gift vouchers for days out in Portugal- mircolight flights, horse riding, whale and dolphin watching, sailing, yoga, climbing, surfing, fishing, paragliding and more
Surfing in the North of Portugal
Our watersports centre offers kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing in the North of Portugal, come and discover our uncrowded beaches and great waves
Algarve Canoeing Trips
Algarve canoeing trips - a fun, relaxing day in beautiful surroundings, ideal for family adventures, romantic days out and nature lovers
Serra da Estrela Adventures
The Serra da Estrela national park could have been tailor made for adventure. Join us climbing, kayaking, hiking or for a multi-activity expedition in this stunning wilderness.
Drift Racing in Portugal
Love cars? Come drift racing in Portugal! Adrenalin packed track days and courses with specialist instructors.
Car Hire in the Algarve
Car hire in the Algarve at very competitive prices. Get an instant quote!
Cruise on the River Douro
Join us on a cruise on the River Douro in the heart of wine country- the best way to appreciate the beauties of the Douro valley a UNESCO heritage site
Last minute! 20% off yoga retreat
Last minute offer! 20% off an Algarve yoga & detox retreat. The retreat will be on 24th to 30th August (24-30), accomodation is in a lovely guesthouse comprised of country cottages each with a maximum of 3 people. It is an intense course aimed at people of beginner and intermediate yoga levels and focuses on spiritual enlightment, physical exercise, detoxifying the body and just getting away from day to day life to enjoy the beauty of nature and all that life has to give. The retreat usually costs 780euros but as a last minute offer is 624euros including all yoga classes, meditations, meals, herbal teas and 6 nights accommodation. Please contact email@example.com 00351 910 668 600 for more information or to book your place.
Vilamoura Boat Trips and Charters
Vilamoura boat trips - choose between dolphin and caves boat tour, parasailing or the Rocket powerboat. Boat hire in Vilamoura including speed boats, luxury yachts and jet skis
Come sailing in Lisbon
Our school offers quality sailing in Lisbon with cruises, sailing courses, sailing baptisms and corporate team building trips
Walking in the Algarve, Southern Portugal
Spend time walking in the Algarve and discover a land of Medieval and Moorish towns, intriguing byways and breathtaking views, beautiful, rare wildlife, fine wine and food and more...
Join us on a sailing adventure! Ocean cruises in a beautiful, modern 15m sailing yacht with expert skippers with comfortable berths and all safety and navigation equipment. An unforgettable holiday experience: from trying your hand at sailing or improving your technique, fantastic views and searches for wild dolphins, ...to the simple pleasures of breathing in the fresh ocean air and basking in the sun.Limited places! Maximum 8 people per cruise.Lisboa - Troia - Lisboa 22th to 25th April 2011 250euros per person Lisboa - Algarve - Lisboa 22th to 26th June 2011 300euros per person Lisboa - Portimao - Cadiz - Gibraltar - Marbella - Nerja - Lisboa 8th to 17th July 2011 600euros per person Book now places are limited!Please contact us for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Horse Riding and Adventure Holidays in Northern Portugal
Adventurous horse riding, mountain biking and walking holidays in Northern Portugal, we offer an unforgettable holiday experience
Walking in Northern Portugal
Come walking in Northern Portugal and discover some of Europe's last wildernesses, ancient villages, a unique culture, important historical sites and much more
Walks in Lisbon and Central Portugal
Guided and self guided walks in Lisbon and central Portugal- discover the country's romantic heartland
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