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Those who visit us will discover a lively people who enjoy the climate and the pleasure of being with each other, often in the open air, experiencing various activities surrounded by nature.

From kite surfing to bike rides over hill and dale, or rock climbing, abseiling and zip wiring for the more adventurous, the options are endless for those who like to keep active.

For those wanting to pump the adrenaline, Portugal has some great challenges in its perfect waves for surfing. Or windsurfing, sailing or paragliding with winds that are guaranteed to get the thrills soaring. Skiing and parasailing, too, provide some amazing experiences.

Canyoning in Azores Rui Vieira and Turismo dos Açores
Canyoning in Azores © Rui Vieira and Turismo dos Açores

Try rafting, canyoning and canoeing on Portugal’s rivers. And discover their sources deep within the earth, going potholing to delve into unexplored caves.

To enjoy nature in all its charm, we recommend some calmer activities, such as hiking or horse riding, taking in the fragrance of the wild flowers on a beautiful sunny day. Or mountaineering, where apart from the stunning views, you can reach the highest peaks to be rewarded with a view of the nests and flight of birds of prey. There are also boat trips to see dolphins and whales, images that you will never forget.

 Paragliding_Fogo Lake_by Clube Asas do Atlântico and Turismo dos Açores
Paragliding_Fogo Lake © Clube Asas do Atlântico and Turismo dos Açores

There’s no shortage of ideas and suggestions, the landscapes offer a wealth of diversity and the fine climate will surely be on your side... We might even say that in Portugal, the best companion for adventures is Nature!


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Praia do Amado
Place: Aljezur
Photo: Turismo do Algarve
Vicentina Coast
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Rota Vicentina
Photo: Rota Vicentina
Rota Vicentina
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Rio Guadiana - Alcoutim
Place: Alcoutim
Photo: Francisco de Almeida Dias
Guadiana Grande Randonnée
Discover the easternmost part of the Algarve, one of the least-known areas of the region, when you take the Guadiana Grande Randonnée that links Vila Real de Santo António to Alcoutim. This is one of (...)

Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês
Photo: Região de Turismo do Alto Tâmega e Barroso
Natural parks and reserves
You will find scattered around the country places of preserved beauty, inhabited by a wide diversity of species of flora and fauna, where Man and Nature live in perfect harmony. Protected in order to (...)

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