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Radical Holidays

Radical Holidays

Get ready to feel the adrenaline rush. There is a wide range of adventure sports in the Algarve that you can try, from more radical activities to moments of simply enjoying the scenery. If you are feeling bold, you may want to take advantage of the winds off the Costa Vicentina (Vicentine Coast) to go paragliding and look down on the cliffs, the heavenly beaches and the deep blue sea from the sky. Those who prefer gentler airborne activities can opt for a flight in a hot-air balloon and watch the unforgettable scenery drift past below.

But even if you want to keep your feet firmly on the ground, there is no end to the exciting activities on offer. Why not try your hand at climbing or abseiling? The S. Miguel Mountain in Moncarapacho, or the cliffs of Rocha da Pena, near Salir, offer perfect conditions for both of these sporting activities in the Algarve.

What about an exciting game of paintball in the ravines of the Serra do Caldeirão uplands or perhaps a mountain bike outing, pedalling up and down the hills around São Brás de Alportel? The excellent natural conditions also offer tempting opportunities for zip-lining at Rocha da Pena (Loulé) or in Paderne (Albufeira).

Caving aficionados visiting the Algarve are sure to enjoy the caves around Moncarapacho and Loulé. Discover the natural wonders that have been hidden beneath the Earth’s surface since the birth of the planet.

With the sea so close, radical sports in the Algarve take on a whole new meaning. There is a vast range of radical water sports to choose from. Activities such as surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing and jet-skiing can be enjoyed almost anywhere along the Algarve coast.

Another option is to go big game or sports fishing on the high seas. There are fish to be caught off our coast that will have you telling fishy tales to your friends and family for years to come. Don’t forget to take a photo of your catch because otherwise nobody will believe you when you tell them how big it was! There are also opportunities to appreciate the sea seen from above. A flight along the coast in an ultralight will simultaneously thrill and delight you. Excitement is guaranteed; all you have to do is choose where to go.

As you can see, there is a whole host of options to choose from if you want to do adventure sports in the Algarve. Everything you need for the most exciting holiday of your life is here for you.