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Nature and Landscape

Nature and Landscape

Idyllic sceneries to enjoy!

The Algarve’s natural diversity is undoubtedly one of its greatest riches. Visitors can easily pass through different environments within the same landscape. From coastal regions to the Algarvian Mountains, there is a whole world of diversity to be explored and just as many different ways to do so.

On the coastline, an ecological system of awe-inspiring biodiversity – from native birds with proudly built nests, to molluscs and crustaceans which are the main source of revenue for seafood producers in the South – invites visitors to observe fauna and flora closely on pleasant trail walks.

Far from the wide beaches and steep cliffs, bright green mixes with shades of brown in the vast plains of the Barrocal region that invites the visitor to experience a different Algarve, one that is covered with orange trees and orchards of fig, carob and almond trees.

Here too, there are nature trails to follow. Miles and miles of landscape with special geological features – schist and granite-like rock – are here to be enjoyed in the tranquillity of the mountains among friends and family.

Routes

Routes

Get to know the Algarve step by step when you take the Via Algarviana, a walking route stretching for 300 km across the inland Algarve, starting ...

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Viewpoints

Viewpoints

The viewpoints in the Algarve are to be found all over the region. The views that await you are so breathtaking you will be pinching yourself to ...

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Natural Springs

Natural Springs

Located in the transitional barrocal area, between Querença and Tôr (Loulé), Fonte da Benémola is a site of ...

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Birdwatching

Birdwatching

The Algarve is an outstanding region for birdwatching. Over 250 species co-exist here, many of them rare, conferring a very special charm upon ...

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Equestrian Tourism

Equestrian Tourism

Portugal is a country with longstanding traditions in equestrian activities. Indeed, one of the world’s most-appreciated breeds of horses ...

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Walking in the Algarve

Walking in the Algarve

Come for a walk along the Algarve’s many trails and footpaths. Go on unforgettable walks. Discover the authentic natural world of the ...

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Cycle Tourism

Cycle Tourism

A holiday spent cycle touring in the Algarve is a truly unique way of discovering the region. Come and combine a sporting activity with the ...

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Protected areas in the Algarve

Protected areas in the ...

Come and discover nature in its purest state. The Algarve has surprises and unique charms in store for you, in areas of great ecological ...

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Nature Tourism Guide

Nature Tourism Guide

The Algarve is naturally big. Or rather big, naturally. This territory of nearly five thousand square kilometres goes far beyond the sands that concentrate the attention of tourists in the summer. From the Barlavento to the Sotavento, there are hidden protected natural areas or that haven’t had the attention they deserve. They all wait patiently in the wild, for the looks and the passing by of true Nature lovers. If you are one of them, I warn you that here, in these pages, the journey begins, through the cliffs, the forest, the riparian corridors and estuarine systems of the Algarve.

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