With this Self-Drive sightseeing tour, you’ll explore independently the different landscapes of the Central Algarve.
Based in the heart of the most famous resort of Portugal, Albufeira, you’ll go way beyond the lovely beaches and the bustling nightlife.
Your road trip will introduce you to lovely villages along the seashore and through the ways of the less-known countryside.
To round up your trip, you have an itinerary to the East Algarve, to meet the impressive landscapes of the Ria Formosa!
All over the Algarve, contrasts are present everywhere, from the towns that are still home to fishermen to the international centres with cosmopolitan shops and nights full of music and beautiful people.
From the seaside grand villas to the modest whitewashed houses, paved in hundred-year-old stones, next to cobblestoned roads winding through endless fields.
From the cosmopolitan Albufeira built by the Arabs, you’ll travel to Ferreiras, just a few miles away. The difference is striking. Here the houses still have the typical chimneys, parapets hiding terraces where figs are dried, and you find windmills and waterwheels.
In Vilamoura, past the golf courses and elegant houses, there’s an Environmental Park that represents, cherishes, and protects the local fauna and flora.
We’ll take you to Rocha da Pena, a haven of life for birds and plants, with stunning views over the ocean. We’ll show you Querença, the way we know it. Its name means affection, love, goodwill.
We’ll tell where some of the best cork in the world comes from, in a surprising museum in the middle of São Brás de Alportel, up in the hills.
We’ll share the knowledge and the beauty of the Ria Formosa, ex-libris of the East Algarve, home to exquisite and unique wildlife, protected by a nature reserve.
Visit Moncarapacho and discover the traditional handmade souvenirs from the local pottery.
Don’t lose the opportunity to experience the views from Cerro de São Miguel, and discover the wonderful fauna and flora of this part of the Algarve coast in Quinta de Marim.
Don’t miss the exquisite regional dishes, from the sea and from the land, accompanied by excellent Portuguese wines.
Let us show you the best parts of the Central Algarve, and take home with you a different side of this welcoming country!