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From Albufeira: 4x4 Off-Road Safari & Vineyard Wine Tasting

1. From Albufeira: 4x4 Off-Road Safari & Vineyard Wine Tasting

During the afternoon cross picturesque villages, orange groves and dense forests of cork oak, know the true essence of the Algarve. An adventure off road in 4×4 vehicles driven by experienced professionals. Enjoy the sublime panoramic views along paths traversing hills and valleys, where you will see the cork trees and learn a bit about the cork process. Learn the culture, stop in a local winery for some wine tasting with bread, cheese, jams and smoked ham. A fun and memorable experience for families, individuals and groups! A day to remember.

Albufeira: Full Day Off-Road Buggy Tour with Lunch & Guide

2. Albufeira: Full Day Off-Road Buggy Tour with Lunch & Guide

Ride a buggy off-road and discover the most wonderful hidden treasures of the Algarve region: picturesque traditional villages, orange groves, cork oak forests, visit to a Castle and much more. The panoramic views will amaze your expectations along hills and valleys, crossing challenges for all driving levels. Lunch will take place at Quinta do Freixo (a wonderful farm with an area of around 800Ha), located in the heart of the Algarve and is dedicated to activities ranging from Agriculture and Livestock to the Production of Traditional Products and Rural Tourism. The whole area is certified in organic production mode. Participants will have here the opportunity to try some delicious jams among the following flavors: pumpkin, fig, orange, pumpkin with almond, green tomato, apricot, tomato and then enjoy a fabulous lunch with traditional food (options for vegetarian too). If the participants want to buy any of these products (jams and liqueurs), they can do it directly on the farm during the stop which is always a great souvenir to surprise family and friends back home.

From Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Tour with Tastings

3. 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.

Albufeira: Off-road Quad Bike Adventure

4. Albufeira: Off-road Quad Bike Adventure

Do something unique, get off the beaten track, and trek over rocky laneways on this off-road quad biking adventure. Begin your tour with a safety briefing to ensure that you are entirely comfortable with your quad and ready for a great day out. Start the tour on top of the windmill hill in Paderne and drive over quiet country lanes and dirt tracks until you arrive 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 and lemon groves and down woodland paths surrounded by olive, fig, almond, and carob trees. Stop along the way for photo opportunities, a stretch, and refreshment (included). Twist and turn through the countryside on a diversity of back roads of the Algarve before heading up the mountain again back to Paderne, taking in the remarkable scenery surrounding you.

Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Jeep Safari

5. Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Jeep Safari

After being picked up from your accommodation, you will drive out to the Algarve region. Once there, you will begin your guided tour of the history and charms of the Algarve, including all-terrain paths with breathtaking landscapes, unique locations, nature, lots of fun and adventure. You will take breaks with the opportunity to learn about varied Algarve products, as well as breaks where you can take a refreshing swim in local water spots (depending on the quality of the water at the areas where breaks are taken). You will then stop at a traditional establishment in which you can try out Algarve products, such as olive oil and Amarguinha. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your hotel of origin.

from Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Safari with Wine

6. from Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Safari with Wine

Embark on a Jeep Safari starting in Albufeira heading towards the scenic Algarve countryside on a guided tour covering the region's history and charm. Celebrate the conclusion of the tour with a glass of sparkling wine as the sunsets. Travel across the off-road paths, with breathtaking landscapes, unique locations, and enchanting adventures in nature. Visit the village of Alte, one of the oldest and most famous villages in Portugal. Finally, go to the highest point where you will find a panoramic view, and savor the sunset with a glass of wine before returning to Albufeira.

From Albufeira: Full-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

7. 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. You will return to your starting point in the afternoon.

Algarve: Off-Road Jeep Safari with Lunch

8. 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 (costs not included) Then, following some more off-roading, get the chance to try the local firewater and honey. Next, 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. Before the end of the trip, discover the secrets of the harvesting of the cork trees and much more.

Porches: Land Rover and Sea Kayaking Tour with Swimming

9. Porches: Land Rover and Sea Kayaking Tour with Swimming

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Algarve on this Land Rover safari and kayaking tour from Porches. Uncover old villages full of Moorish architecture and stop to swim in crystal clear springs. Learn about local cork production.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Porches. Sit back and relax on your Land Rover adventure. Head inland where your guide will help reveal age-old traditions as you take in breathtaking scenery. Savor local liquors and honey during a guided tasting. Feel the thrill of taking the road less traveled as you chart your own course off-road through mountainous terrain. Reach the top of a mountain where you can learn about cork production from cork trees. Pass through villages where time seems to have stopped. After your Land Rover tour, take a break where you can do an purchase lunch. Begin your kayaking trip along the coast. Paddle by caves, beaches and dynamic coastline. Have time to take a dip in the turquoise waters before returning to shore and transferring back to your accommodation in Porches.

From Vilamoura: Traditional Algarve Full-Day Trip

10. From Vilamoura: Traditional Algarve Full-Day Trip

Immerse yourself in traditional Algarvian villages on this day trip from Vilamoura. Try local flavors as you taste regional brandy at a distillery in the village of Barranco do Velho. Be picked up from the meeting point in Vilamoura. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive to the ancient city of Loulé. Stop and walk through a colorful local market where you can find a diverse selection of regional products. Drive to the hilltop village of Querença. Take some photos of the picturesque white buildings in this town. Visit the Nossa Sra. Da Assunção church which and admire its Portuguese gilded work and 17th-century paintings and tiling.  Continue to the village of Salir to stop at the archaeological museum which has a glass floor above the 12th-century foundations of an old castle. Drive to the village of Barranco do Velho to taste Arbutus Brandy at a local distillery.  Have a delicious lunch in the well-preserved traditional village of Alte which is composed of whitewashed houses and a charming canal. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

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What people are saying about Alte

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 104 reviews

Our driver was very friendly and shared lots of interesting information about the region, it’s plants and what is grown. The safari ride was lots of fun on the backroads, watch out for those branches! The swim in the fresh water river/canal was a nice refreshing experience. The trip to the vineyard was amazing, they go to different ones depending upon the day but for ours we drove around the vines and the owner told us all about the history and different grapes. We tried five different wines all very nice and expertly paired with different meats and cheeses. We went back to their shop and bought a few bottles to drink on the remainder of our holiday and take home. Overall an excellent experience and very good value

Really enjoyed the tour, our guide GIL was very friendly and made everyone feel comfortable. He was also very informative, organised and professional. Although we didn’t get the best of sunsets, the view alone was worth it and a Must!

This keep ride was amazing and Marco is a great guide. He is very witty and made the ride very entertaining. He knew a lot about the plants and got to smell the fragrance of wild lavender, orange, lemon, oregano, to name a few

George was an enthusiastic, knowledgable and fantastic tour guide. Superb driving skills. An unforgettable experience with an amazing sunset to finish a wonderful evening!

Very good and interesting tour. Especially our driver Mark.