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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

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Details

Readers of my VT pages will know how much I enjoy taking photos of the small details of buildings, and I find it fun to build a little collection of themed images of a place. These themes could be...
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Avenida dos Descobrimentos

The river Bensafrim runs through Lagos, skirting the old town on its eastern side. A stroll here is a pleasant way to spend some time and seems to be popular as much with locals as visitors as a...
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Tourist Information Office

If you require the assistance of the local tourist information office you'll find it on the left of the archway leading from the main square into the old city. I never had need to use it myself but...
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Storks

It was May when I visited the Algarve, and the storks were nesting. I had already been thrilled to see a lot in Faro, where it seemed that the highest point on every building had a nest, or maybe...
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Scannertrip

For who like hiking trails this is a great experience! Vicentina trail is a big hiking trail in Algarve and Alentejo region in Portugal. This trail is always near the ocean with great views. We...
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Castle

Silves is a beautiful town situated on a hill. It was settled by Phoenicians; then it became a Roman city (Sibilis). From the 8th century it was names Xelb; it was a Moorish city. Silves is...
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Fisherman statue

The Fishermen statue reflects the art of fishing that used to be done from the adjacent Fishermen's Beach. The local small boats were launched from the beach and the nearby Ocean provided enough fish.
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Street Art

I know that I often write very similar tips about the pros and cons of graffiti which can be either art form or eyesore, depending on your perspective and of course on the quality of the work. But I...
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Street Maps

Faro is quite a spread-out city but most of the tourist interest bits are within easy walking distance of the centre and just randomly wandering is a delight. However if you are looking for someplace...
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Albufeira

Once Albufeira was a fishing village; today it is a holidays resort with several nice beaches. I liked very much its old center with whitewashed houses and narrow streets. Albufeira has a large main...
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Escalators to the Beach

Most of Albufeira is build on the rocks. Going to and from the beaches means you have to decent or climb. To ease the tourist a set of escalators was made at the Fishermen's Beach to transport...
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Menu Dourado

...or an early beer! This is where I enjoyed my first Portuguese beer having bumped into a bunch of fellow VT'ers who, like myself, had stopped off for a day or two in Faro before heading onwards to...
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Cape San Vicente

Cape Saint Vincent is the most south westernly point in Europe. It takes its name from Saint Vincent; a priest martyred by the Romans. Centuries ago it was thought as the end of the world. Here it is...
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Where to go in Albufeira?

Well, let's start at the beach. At the old town there are two beaches; -Praia dos Pescadores (Fishermen’s beach) -Praia do Tunel / Praia Do Peneco (Tunnel Beach) Praia dos Pescadores is the place...
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Top Hotels in Algarve

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Praia Da Falesia, Apartado P.O. Box 644, Albufeira, Algarve, 8200-909, Portugal
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Apartado 1299 - Vale do Covo - Praia do Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro, Algarve, 8401-911, Portugal
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Rua Antonio Crisogono Santos, Lagos, Algarve, 8600-678, Portugal
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Quinta das Oliveiras, E.N. 125, Tavira, Algarve, 8800-053, Portugal
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Urbanizacao Quinta do Martinhal, Apartado 54, Sagres, 8650-908, Portugal
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Sitio da Dourada, Alvor, 8500-053, Portugal
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Top Things to Do in Algarve

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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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Slave Market - Mercado de Escravos

It is simply not true that this structure is 'Europe's first slave market', although that fact is often firmly stated. The Romans were importing slaves from Africa (and elsewhere) and selling them...
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Old Town

Faro has a rich history, traceable as a Phoenician settlement during the 4th century BC. During the Roman occupation of the Iberian peninsula, between the 3rd and 5th centuries AD, it became an...
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The Castle

Built and rebuilt in several periods, the experts find in this castle and walls, signs from the Muslim times and christian changes. Destroyed by 1755 earthquake, most of the walls were dismantled,...
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Quad Bikes

Guided tour on a quad bike through the Algarve countryside A fun-filled and exhilarating experience, alone or with friends and family, everybody just keeps coming back for more. So go on … No...
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Castle

The castle in Silves is the best preserved in the Algarve and well worth a visit – both in its own right and for the wonderful views of the surrounding countryside to be enjoyed from the battlements,...
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"Exploring Portugal's southwest corner"
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"My Algarve"
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"Algarve - The West"
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" A romance with Algarve"
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