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Algarve Mountains Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 117094
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Get back to nature and travel back in time on a full-day trip into the mountains of the Algarve. Discover small villages, sample local liquors and swim in the crystal clear waters of a natural spring.
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Duration: 8 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from all areas between Armaçao de Pera and Vilamoura.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the real Algarve away from the tourist resorts
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of a natural spring
  • Sample traditional liquors and the local fire water
  • Learn about the cork industry
  • Discover old villages influenced by the Moors
  • Enjoy a generous traditional lunch with drinks
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation and drive into the mountains of the Algarve to discover the lovely landscapes and typical villages of a region settled by the Moors in the 8th century. Stop at the ancient fortifications of the Castle of Paderne and marvel at the fruit plantations and deep valleys as you pass through small villages frozen in time. See orange, lemon, fig, almond, watermelon, nut, apple and peach trees growing in the wild.

Arrive in Alte and get some free time to explore the narrow streets and handicraft shops of the village on your own. Go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of a natural spring, and then continue higher into the mountains to discover where the best cork trees grow. Enjoy lunch with local wines at a rural restaurant, and admire the windmills where the essential wheat flour was produced.

Get panoramic views from the Rocha da Pena viewpoint, and learn more about how the locals live as you sample some of their traditional fire water and local honey, depending on the season.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from all areas between Armação de Pera and Vilamoura
  • Multilingual driver
  • Liquor tasting
  • Lunch with local wines
  • Swimming in natural springs
What’s Not Included
  • Beer and spirits
  • Pick-ups outside the above mentioned areas
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please advise of any dietary requirements on booking or the restaurant may charge extra for your meal
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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based on 37 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5

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