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Vilamoura to Quarteira Bike Tour
"With Roman origins dating back to the first Century Vilamoura could not be better situated for exploring the sea resources and commercial routes. This area was also occupied by Arabs whose influence can still be seen in Vilamoura. To better understand the history visit the Cerro da Vila Museum.Visitors can enjoy the Marina bars restaurants quality hotels leisure facilities
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Environmental Park Bike Tour from Vilamoura
"The bike walk through Vilamoura’s Environmental Park lies between Vilamoura and Açoteias. The tour begins in Vilamoura. Presentations made we depart towards Vilamoura Marina. Once we leave it behind we move into the Nature. Cross a little bridge over Quarteira’s creek and if we look back we can contemplate Vilamoura. Climb down the bridge and keep pedalling over unpaved roads. It’s time to awake your senses smell listen watch and feel the nature around you. During the tour you will have a short stop. Food and drink not included. Your guide will provide information in an interesting and relaxed way. Your questions are more than welcome."""
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Bike Tour Vilamoura - Quarteira
"With Roman origins dating back to the first Century Vilamoura could not be better situated for exploring the sea resources and commercial routes. This area was also occupied by Arabs whose influence can still be seen in Vilamoura. To better understand the history visit the Cerro da Vila Museum.Visitors can enjoy the Marina bars restaurants quality hotels leisure facilities
From EUR48.00

Old Town Tips (17)

Explore the old town.

Walk along lots of avenidas (avenues) and travessas (lanes). You will find lots of restaurants; various nice shops and some surprises; as a house (now a restaurant) decorated with shells (see my last...
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Maurizioago
Jul 05, 2016

A tiny glimpse of what once was...

There have been settlements in Albufeira since prehistoric times. The Romans called it Baltum and built bridges, aqueducts and roads. I spotted no evidence of these although the tiny museum has...
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leics
Jul 01, 2016

The sandman.

I have to say that the sand sculpture created by the sandman was pretty impressive. It was carefully covered over with tarpaulins at night if rain was forecast though, sadly, I suspect it is too often...
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leics
Jun 22, 2016

Clock Tower

Albufeira once had a castle, which dated back to Roman times and was located up on the hill to the west of the main square. Most of it however, like the town, was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake and...
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toonsarah
Jun 20, 2016

Historic Albufeira

The crazy construction that disfigured Algarve, has (thanks God!) spared the central area of old Albufeira. Now, cleaned and organized for touristy exhibition, the central Albufeira looks good, and,...
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solopes
Apr 02, 2016

City Centre

While many things are changing in the coast and even in Albufeira, the city's centre has been preserved, and still keeps the look of the good old days, when it was no more than a fishing village where...
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solopes
Apr 02, 2016

Charming, relaxed atmosphere

Albufeira is a charming town with very mixed architecture. The old town is great. You can sit with a coffee and a port wine in the square enjoying people and the whole atmosphere - there is something...
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TheTravellingDane
Feb 29, 2016

The old part of town.

In the midst of all the tourism frenzy, Albufeira has a suprisingly nice old part of town that is really charming.It´s located a stonethrow from the tourist center and has nice little narrow streets...
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cachaseiro
Oct 21, 2010

Jardim Square Buskers #1

The Old Town has the lively Jardim Square as the focus for tourists. Intereesting one man shows abound , and probabaly change throughout the season several times. This double act involved the fellow...
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Paisleypaul
Aug 04, 2005

Albufeira old town

We liked the old town of Albufeira very much. Winding cobbled streets, pavement cafes and restaurants. A place where when you turn another corner you want to explore more.As I said there is also a...
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bugalugs
Jul 02, 2005

Living Statues

I expect that most of us have seen these Living Statues, but they never cease to amaze me, the way these people can stand so still, and for so long. And, it was very hot too! The one in the picture...
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Geoff_Wright
Jan 03, 2005

The Clock Tower

I really liked this one, with the iron frame on the top, inside the little streets on the old town. When I first saw it we were driving, well we were lost trying to get our way through the city with...
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Carmela71
Oct 19, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Old Town

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Largo Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco

The Largo Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco is a nice square in the old town of Albufeira. The whole area ia a pedestrian area, so it's great to relax in this part of town. There are street stalls and benches...
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Tunel

The Túnel (Tunnel) is a gate from the old town to the the Esplanada do Túnel and from there, the Praia do Túnel beach, a.k.a. Praia do Peneco (big rock). The tunnel leads from Rua 5 Outubro down to...
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Old City Hall

The Old City Hall of Albufeira looks like a little church and you can easily mistaking the building for that. The bell of its clock tower still sounds each hour controlling the pace of the old...
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Museu de Arte Sacra

The Museu de Arte Sacra (Religious Art Museum) is housed in the former Igreja São Sebastião church, that was built in the in the middle of the 18th century. Opening hours: Summer: Daily: 10:30AM -...
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Porta de Sant'Ana

The Porta de Sant'Ana is a gate of the former castle leading to the former Chapel of Sant'Ana. The chapel and catsle buildings were destroyed by the earth quake of 1755. The castle had three gates...
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Fishermen's Beach

The Fishermen's Beach or Praia dos Pescadores is the best-known beach of Albufeira. For decades it was used by the local fishermen who sailed their small boats onto the beach after a fishing...
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