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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.

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

2. 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.

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.

From Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Tour with Tastings

4. 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 Buggy Tour and Visit to Paderne Castle

5. Albufeira: Off-Road Buggy Tour and Visit to Paderne Castle

Discover the Algarve countryside on a buggy ride experience departing from Albufeira. These carefully selected off-road trails are suitable for all levels of experience. Soak up the scenic views as you cover a wide variety of terrain and observe the beauty of the unspoiled landscapes of the Algarve and surrounding hills. As a special highlight, stop at the historic Paderne Castle, an ancient fortification that was constructed in the 12th century by Berbers.

Algarve: Half-Day Off-Road Buggy Tour from Albufeira

6. Algarve: Half-Day Off-Road Buggy Tour from Albufeira

Discover the natural wonders and unbeatable scenery of the Algarve on this guided buggy trip from Olhos de Agua in Albufeira. Pass by Paderne's local farms and orange fields, stop to see the castle, and visit a cafe. Drive solo or with a passenger. Your buggy adventure starts at the tour headquarters in Albufeira, where you’ll gear up on a 1- or 2-person buggy, depending on what you chose. If riding in a pair, you’ll have the option to switch drivers in between the journey. For optimal safety during our adventure, you’ll ride alongside a licensed guide and each vehicle must have at least one adult with a Class B driver's license. Taking off from the headquarters, enjoy a safe, low-speed ride along streets and dirt tracks where only off-road vehicles can go. Arrive at the Castle of Paderne and snap photos of 360-degree views (entry not included). As you explore, learn about the region’s history from your guide. From there, continue to high hilltops to take breathtaking pictures. After descending back down, visit the village of Paderne to enjoy a short break at a characteristic café to try a local pastry (costs not included). At the end of the tour, return round-trip to Albufeira.

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

7. 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.

Albufeira: Off-road Quad Bike Adventure

8. 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.

From Albufeira: Algarve Half-Day Off-Road ATV Tour

9. From Albufeira: Algarve Half-Day Off-Road ATV Tour

Travel through local farms and orange groves on this ATV tour through the Algarvian countryside from Albufeira. Have the option to choose from riding your ATV alone or share driving with another rider. Meet your guide in Albufeira and get fitted with a bike and helmet. Take-off through the countryside and follow your guide as you go off-road. Get the chance to take photos of Albufeira and the sea from hilltop locations. Pass by local farms and the orange fields of Paderne. Travel by the castle of Paderne which is an ancient Berber fortification. Stop for a break in the village of Paderne where you can purchase a pastry in a local café. Feel secure as you ride-off road with a licensed guide by your side. Learn about the region's history from your local guide. Return to your starting point in Albufeira at the end of your tour.

From Albufeira: Full-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Paderne

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 77 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

Very nice excursion, some technical passages and other rapids but overall without any risk. The buggies are a bit old but the guide is great. Attention for less than 1m70 the driving position is unsuitable because the seats are not adjustable so the steering wheel is too far.

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!