Pure excitement and adrenaline
Descending from forbidding heights would be impossible were it not for techniques using ropes. This is the thrilling and entertaining challenge awaiting anyone, whatever their level of experience, who dares to practise abseiling (rappel) and zip wire (slide).
Abseiling began as a mountaineering technique designed to speed up vertical descent with the aid of ropes but was also soon used for exploring caves. It became a sport in its own right when people started to do it in favourable natural settings and on purpose-built walls. Now it has become one of the so-called ‘extreme’ sports.
In the same category, the Zip Wire started as a military technique created to slide along a steel cable attached to two points at different heights, using a free-moving pulley suspended from the line to descend. Much more than demanding great physical fitness, this sport stirs up powerful emotions and develops a strong and decisive mind.
Whether you are experienced or just a novice, you can experience both activities at various locations in the Algarve - at Rocha da Pena (Loulé) or Paderne (Albufeira) – taking advantage of the superb natural conditions and the number of specialised companies that organise different packages for groups, family or business, all in total safety.