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Active holidays in Portugal

From hidden beaches and quiet trails in the Algarve to the rugged paths and peaks of Madeira, and all the way out to the far-flung Azores, Portugal can feel a whole world away from everyday life, making it the ideal sunny escape for adventurous travellers. 

Located in Southwest Europe, expect bright, Mediterranean sun, calm tranquil bays and lively, adrenaline-filled surf spots. Whether you go self-guided and explore the stunnig Azores on foot, discover the rich diversity of Madeira on two wheels, or take the whole family for an action-packed, active holiday, you'll find a winding coastline, sun-kissed local produce and heartily welcoming people.

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Highlights of Portugal

The Algarve is one home to some of the most stunning beaches that Europe has to offer. From the wild west to the tranquil east, experience deserted coastal paths along Portugal’s enthralling Algarve coast. Witness surfers catching waves off the coast from laid-back Sagres, stand in awe at nature’s artwork at Ponta Peidade, where rock formations stand proud out of the Atlantic to the soundtrack of crashing waves, and take a dip in the inviting deep blue waters from secluded beaches.

Walking Holidays in Portugal

Portugal's beautiful coastal scenery and captivating cobbled cities makes it the perfect destination for a walking holiday. Get lost in the multifaceted calcades of Lisbon. Discover Serra de Sintra, the playground to the wealthy during the Age of Discovery and explore Madeira’s rugged coastal trails, impressive volcanic geology and lush levada trails. Portugal truly is a walker's paradise.

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Cycling Holidays in Portugal

Portugal has a diverse range of cycling routes, catering for riders of all abilities. Whether its cycling on the quiet back roads, boardwalks and cycle paths of the Coastal Camino or conquering the winding trails in Madeira. Portugal should be a top destination on the mind of every keen cyclist.

Family Holidays in Portugal

Portugal is an excellent destination for families looking to escape the busy bustle of everyday life almost any time of year. From our gorgeous base in the Algarve, we can offer a week of thrilling activities for the whole family to enjoy: kayaking, rock climbing, surfing and an opportunity to see dolphins in a glorious sunset! We guarantee that you will be well taken care of, fed and wined whilst relaxing and getting some exercise and fresh air.

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Highlights of an active holiday in Portugal

Cycling in Madeira

Explore the stunning island of Madeira by bike, navigating lush forests, coastal cliffs, and charming villages along a network of scenic trails. The island's diverse landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for cycling adventures.

Surfing in the Algarve


The Algarve region is a surfer's paradise, with world-class waves and surf schools for all levels. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, you can catch the Atlantic swell and ride the waves of Portugal's southern coast.

Rock Climbing in the Algarve

The Algarve's rugged limestone cliffs offer fantastic opportunities for rock climbing. From sea cliffs to inland crags, climbers can enjoy thrilling ascents with breathtaking views of the coastline.Be aware that default is centre align.

Walking in Lisbon

Immerse yourself in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon by exploring its historic neighborhoods on foot. Wander through colorful alleyways, discover hidden gems, and soak up the city's rich culture, history, and culinary delights.

Stroll Through the Vineyards of the Douro Valley

Journey to the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and savour Portugal's world-renowned wines. Tour vineyards, sample fine port wine, and enjoy breathtaking views of terraced vineyards along the Douro River.





More Information About Portugal

Portugal is generally an affordable destination in Europe, though costs can vary depending on the region and your choices. Traveling in the offseason can help keep budgets low. However, once you’re there, you’ll find food, drink and many activities less expensive than in other countries.

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