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Algarve: Off-Road Quad Tour from Albufeira

1. Algarve: Off-Road Quad Tour from Albufeira

Enjoy a unique way to see the Algarve on this 1.5-hour quad off-road guided tour. Visit Paderne Castle, and admire the beautiful landscapes. Start at the tour headquarters in Albufeira, and from there travel and ride along streets and dirt tracks where only off-road vehicles can go. Visit the Paderne Castle and snap photos of 360 views. Enjoy the thrill of off-road adventure, along with the assurance that you are completely safe on this low-speed ride.

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From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Jeep Safari

2. From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Jeep Safari

Capture the essence of the Algarve aboard a 4WD jeep on a half-day off-the-beaten-path adventure through the Portuguese countryside. Depart Albufeira and travel through beautiful landscapes to see regional architecture, dense forests of cork trees that supply the wine industry, and groves of fragrant orange trees. Sample the gastronomical delights of the region at a local farm, and taste their honey and homemade liquors. Go to an old distillery to try some of the legendary Medronho (Aguardente de Medronhos). Drive along hidden tracks and encounter historic villages, swim in a local river, and marvel at spectacular waterfalls. Learn about the customs and traditions of the rustic villages from a guide full of knowledge about the local history, nature, lifestyle, and landscape.

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Algarve Full-Day Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

3. Algarve Full-Day Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

Head off the beaten track in a 4X4 Jeep for an off-road safari in the Algarve countryside. Admire beautiful landscapes and regional architecture and experience the tastes of the Algarve. You’ll have the opportunity to taste local honey and liquors and visit an old firewater distillery, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the famous medronho drink. In addition, you’ll be able to try local favorite local dishes at lunch. Discover the hidden Algarve in a 4WD Jeep, visit the area’s centuries-old villages, and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery. During the ride, your professional guide will tell you about the history, customs, and traditions of the region’s rustic villages.

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From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Off-Road Jeep Safari

4. From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Off-Road Jeep Safari

Explore the beauty of the Algarve on this guided off-road Jeep safari from Albufeira. 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 a snack 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. Continue to explore and learn about the villages, people, and local life. Discover the secrets of cork tree harvests and much more.

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From Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Tour with Tastings

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

6. 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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Central Algarve: 4-Hour Safari Experience

7. Central Algarve: 4-Hour Safari Experience

Journey up hills and down valleys, crossing rural roads with various fruit plantations such as orange and lemon trees, almond and fig trees, and Moorish water systems. Pass little white villages, crossing streams and traversing meadows, that will make you feel like a explorer traveling along winding earthen tracks to some of the most fascinating places in Algarve. In the tiny white-washed villages, where time seems to have stood still, see some ancient customs and traditions. Be taken to one of the last farmers using an old distillery. Sometimes its possible to glance over and see a wild bore or a fox. Here you can taste and learn everything about the natural flower honey. In Alte, one of the most typical Algarvian villages, take a  reinvigorating and refreshing swim at a natural spring or just relax with a walk along the beautiful green landscape of the area. A place where famous Portuguese poets wrote some of the most beautiful poems. At the highest peak near old windmills, is a breath-taking 180 degree view of the Algarvian mountains.  This will be a day to remember.

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Algarve: Sunset Jeep Safari Tour

8. Algarve: Sunset Jeep Safari Tour

Discover an off the beaten path version of the Algarve countryside aboard a 4WD Jeep. Visit the ancient villages, passing streams and spectacular scenery of Algarve.  You will get to stop at a local river for a swim, visit a small Moorish farm to taste the famous medronho, liqueurs and honey. Learn about the customs such as cork making, and traditions of the rustic villages from a highly knowledgeable guide, who knows all about the local history, nature, lifestyle and landscape you see.  Watch the sunset at one of the highest points in the area and enjoy dinner in a typical restaurant.

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Algarvian Mountain Off Road and Cave and Dolphin Boat Tour

9. Algarvian Mountain Off Road and Cave and Dolphin Boat Tour

Take an amazing safari tour along the Algarvian Mountains by comfortable Land Rover with an English-speaking driver. The safari is an off road tour in a safe and comfortable Land Rover Defender, where you will learn about the ancestry, history and traditions of the region.  Cross large fruit plantations, valleys with little villages, and streams. Learn about cork oaks, swim in crystal clear water rivers or just relax near beautiful lagoons and springs.  Taste the local "firewater" (49%) and other liquors along with some natural fruit jams and enjoy the great views from the highest peak of the region. After the drive, head to the coast for a unique boat tour, which will take you to the ocean secrets of the coastline. Pass by caves, algares and grottoes and discover the Benagil Cathedral, Marinha, Carvalho and many others gems without a name. Make a stop and go for a swim before speeding up and going out to the open sea to search for dolphins. As wild animals in their natural habitat they may not show up, but considerable effort will be made to see them before returning to the starting point, where your driver will be waiting for you to bring you back to your hotel.

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Algarve: Off-Road Jeep Safari with Lunch

10. 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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What people are saying about Albufeira

We were picked up from our hotel by the lovely Hugo. There were 7 of us in the back of the open top Jeep. We were taken along back roads through villages and into the mountains. We saw many citrus trees, olive trees, quince, pomegranate, carob, peach and pear trees. Also sampled wild thyme, mint, rosemary and even smelled the leaves of a pepper tree. We saw farms with black pigs and goats. We even saw an avocado plantation. We stopped for a coffee break and for a break to sample the local fire water, the peri peri spice and to taste the local homey. Due to the weather being cold (as it’s nNovember), we did not do any swimming. It was also cold in the back of the Jeep, though if you dress warmly it would be fine. We had a very enjoyable day and would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see the sights of Portugal away from the beaches.

Incredible tour with some of the best views I've ever seen. Definitely a wild ride in some parts but I never felt unsafe. Make sure you're not afraid of cars going a little offroad... Marco was an incredible guide, thank you for this amazing tour!

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

We had an amazing experience everything about it how accommodating and pleasant the driver was the other people that had the experience with us the sites

Wonderful guide Thomas made everything fantastic! Totally recommend the experience!