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From Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Tour with Tastings

1. From Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Tour with Tastings

Head off the beaten path to explore the most beautiful landscapes, regional architecture, and gastronomical tastes of the Algarve on this sunset Jeep tour starting in Albufeira. Stop for a swim, taste local products, and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. Starting with pickup in Albufeira, visit the ancient villages, passing streams and the spectacular scenery of Algarve. Stop at a local river for a swim, then visit a small Moorish farm to taste the famous medronho, liqueurs, and honey. As you explore, discover local customs such as cork making and learn about the traditions of rustic villages from your expert guide who knows about the local history, nature, lifestyle, and landscape.

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Albufeira: Quad Bike Adventure

2. Albufeira: Quad Bike Adventure

Begin with a safety briefing to ensure that everyone is entirely comfortable with their quad and ready for an adventure. Then, drive over quiet country lanes, dirt tracks, and through local villages. Stop at the 12th century Paderne castle and learn about the history of the area from your knowledgeable tour guide. Continue over non-paved roads and ride through the local orchards such as orange groves and currant plantations, before arriving at the famous village of Alte. Here, stop for a refreshing drink and take some time to look around this stunning village. Marvel at the Portuguese architecture that is unique to the region. Hop back on the quad and cross the Quarteira River before heading up the mountain to Paderne, taking in the remarkable scenery surrounding you.

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From Albufeira: Half-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

3. From Albufeira: Half-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

Discover inland locations not easily accessible on foot or by public transport on a half-day ATV tour of the Algarve countryside from Albufeira. Soak up sweeping views as you rumble along rural trails and benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide.  Spend more time riding as you rumble through off-road trails and observe the beauty of the untouched nature. As a special highlight, visit the historic Paderne Castle, an ancient fortification constructed in the 12th century by Berbers.  Along the way, stops are made for photography and time to relax time. The trails are sure to be challenging for all levels of experience.

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From Albufeira: Full-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

4. From Albufeira: Full-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

Experience the adrenaline rush of driving a quad off-road in the countryside of the Algarve. After an all-important safety briefing at the base, you and your guide will head out into the countryside. Cover a variety of terrains with panoramic views, steep inclines where your skills will be proven, and cross streams and riverbeds (depending on the time of year).   As a special addition, you’ll also take a short drive through two typical towns of the interior of Algarve: Paderne and Alte. Enjoy lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant and see the historic Paderne Castle, an ancient fortification constructed in the 12th century by Berbers, or visit the famous Alte Natural Springs. Get a marvelous view of your surroundings from the Old Windmills at Rocha da Pena. Return to your starting point for around 5:00 PM.

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Algarve: Off-Road Jeep Safari with Lunch

5. Algarve: Off-Road Jeep Safari with Lunch

Explore the beauty of the Algarve on this guided off-road Jeep safari from Albufeira, lunch included. Enjoy panoramic views from the hilltops and plenty of photo opportunities. Find places lost in time and discover ancient local handicrafts. Leaving Albufeira, start your exciting off-road ride. Pass by the village of Paderne and its castle. After Paderne, travel down the backroads heading to Messines. Grab breakfast or use the restrooms during a quick stop at a local café. After some more off-roading, get the chance to try the local firewater and honey. Then, stop in Alte, another typical village for you to explore. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to explore and learn about the villages, people, and local life. Discover the secrets of the harvesting of the cork trees and much more.

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Full-Day Jeep Safari Algarve Moments

6. Full-Day Jeep Safari Algarve Moments

This is the best choice to visit the countryside of Algarve all year round. Enjoy a guided tour of the history and charms of the Algarve while visiting the emblematic castle of Paderne, which is one of the seven castles represented on the flag of Portugal. See old water systems and food production as well as all-terrain paths with breathtaking landscapes from Albufeira to Alte, unique locations in the hearth of Algarve. Enjoy stops in the villages with the opportunity to experiment and learn about varied Algarve products Enjoy a water spring where you can swim and refresh. In this tour you will also have a stop for lunch, in the village of Alte. You can not be on holiday in the Algarve without doing one of these jeeps safaris.

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Algarve: Sightseeing & Winery Bus and Boat Tour with Lunch

7. Algarve: Sightseeing & Winery Bus and Boat Tour with Lunch

Explore the Algarve's striking natural landscape and dramatic coastline on a full-day tour, including a jeep and a boat ride, with a delicious lunch. Head straight to the rolling mountains to visit local villages, to marvel at the large fruit plantations, and see ancient monuments, including a visit to the ruin of the Castle of Paderne. The castle was built in the 12th century by Berbers and served as a fortification. Next, stop in Alte, known as the most typical and unspoilt village in the region of the Algarve, to walk along its narrow streets. Take your time to discover local handicrafts, and to swim in the crystal clear river waters. Then, drive back down the hills to taste delicious local wine at a winery, before tucking into a hearty lunch. Continue your Portuguese adventure by heading out to sea by boat, where you can admire the dramatic coastline, hidden beaches, and impressive caves, including the iconic Benagil Cave. Stop for a relaxing and cooling swimming, before returning to the harbor to be driven back to your accommodation.

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Albufeira: Private Countryside Tour

8. Albufeira: Private Countryside Tour

Enjoy a hotel pick-up in Albufeira, sit back in the tuk-tuk, and relax on a sightseeing tour of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Visit the charming village of Paderne and visit its old Moorish castle. See the windmill and the old village church. Discover the village of Alte and its beautiful fields of olive, almond, carob, and orange trees. Discover the natural spring pool and have a swim. Stop for ice cream or a drink at one of the local cafes.

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What people are saying about Paderne

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

A full day quad bike tour which unexpectedly had a 3 vourse lunch included. We opted for a quad each, which was well worth the extra money from our perspective. We were pretty much novices, a full wasy to understand briefing and we were away. Lots od different terrain, to mix it up and keep it interesting, with some fantastic scenery. The majority of the time on yravks rather than tarmac roads as well.

Roads, villages, mountains: driving is all-terrain, the adrenaline is present "but it's good" a guide Paulo and his very professional partner, good choice of routes and restaurants; the day goes by too quickly, I will come back for sure. For those who love adventure and thrills, this is the excursion not to be missed.

Very pleasant ride in a typical 4x4. Super friendly, funny Jean-Pierre guide, gives good explanations. Always attentive and available. Places visited meet our expectations. Hearty and pleasant meal in a pretty village, even if we waited a long time for the dessert which never came.

Great experience. The ride is really great, our guide was perfect. I highly recommend because it allows you to get off the beaten track and discover the Algarve in a different way

Wow special the tour driver his ix very cooperative, have a lot of information, expertise with excellent knowledge a bout every thing funny and it was happy tour for us