It is possible to do almost all sports in the Algarve, although in this sublime region of Portugal, 3 sports reign supreme in the realm of sports. Here you will find superb paths for mountain biking, ideal beaches with perfect waves for surfing, but also many golf courses so you can test your swing.
Discover all the possibilities at your disposal to enjoy your stay in the Algarve while using your energy while practicing the sport of your choice.
The Algarve is one of the top golf destinations in Europe, so golfers are advised to pack your golf clubs! This region is considered to be one of the elite destinations for specialists and great professionals, as it offers many courses.
The courses have been designed by architects, famous for trails around the world. So, the grounds fit in with breathtaking natural scenery so you can improve your golf skills in a breathtaking setting.
For more information about the courses do not hesitate to consult our guide on golf in the Algarve.
Thanks to the sun that warms the region all year round, the Algarve and its beaches seem to be one of the paradises of European surfing. Indeed, you can practice this sport off many beaches, as this sport is privileged in this Portuguese region.
Among the exceptional spots, there is the whole area around Carrapateira, but also the beaches in the city of Sagres.
The mountains of Caldeirao offer an exceptional playground for mountain bikers. Ride your bike and stroll along the trails of the Algarve to admire stunning landscapes such as the Ria Formosa Natural Park. A moment of wonder to discover the region off the beaten track!
With its unique geography, you will find verdant valleys, streams and paths that will be real challenges for you.
Below, here are some trails you can try, with family or friends.
What better way to reach the most beautiful scenery than to walk there? The Algarve with its geography so special, offers the hikers an infinite playing field. Plains, valleys, mountain paths, forests of fragrant pines and eucalyptus as far as the eye can see: a sublime panoramic view of the surrounding nature.
The must is to go to beaches and secret coves, a little more difficult to access, to enjoy a well deserved rest after a nice walk in the landscape of the Algarve.
We advise you to visit outside the tourist seasons if you want to make the most of the region, off the beaten track.
The Algarve is a region bordered by beaches. This offers the opportunity to try out many water sports, such as jet-skiing, Stand Up Paddle or kayaking. No matter which beach you are in, there will always be a company to offer you plenty of activities accessible to all, including children.
Enjoy a kayak ride or stand up paddle along the coastline to admire the most beautiful views.
For adventure aficionados, you will find in the Algarve superb places where you can practice these two strong activities in adrenaline. Whether you are a novice or an experienced climber, go to Rocha da Pena in Loulé or Paderne near Albufeira to face the cliffs and rock faces in a sublime setting and in complete safety.
Lift your eyes and admire the nature that surrounds you... it is really an experience to make the most of your stay.
This activity is for the most courageous. After contemplating the region from all angles by the land, why not admire it in the air thanks to a paragliding jump?
Beginner or experienced, you will find many companies in the region who will rent the suitable equipment to fly in the air above the Algarve.
Generally in groups of 6 or 8, you will initially have lessons for the experience to take place in total safety.
Among the best views from the air, you will find the Alvor region and Falésia beach in Albufeira. Hang your belt and get ready to discover the area as you have never seen it before.