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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."""
From EUR48.00
 
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

More Off The Beaten Path in Algarve

Off The Beaten Path

Caldas de Monchique

Caldas de Monchique is a little spa town located in a narrow gorge some kilometers far from Portimao. It is known since the Roman times for its sulphurus waters. They are said to be good for...
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Sea Fog

We had not started the day well in Lisbon with our unexpected delay (you will have to see my Lisbon page for details on that!), followed by the long drive south to Aljezur that afternoon. By the time...
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Jun 26, 2004

monchique

Amongst the beautiful houses on the slope stand the mother-church Misericórdia Church and the Senhor do Pé da Cruz Hermitage. Nearby look for the famous thermal spas of Monchique and Fóia, overlooking...
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quartinb
Sep 26, 2005

Mountaintop View

Well, this isn't the view from the top of the mountain, more what the top of the mountain would look like if people hadn't got there first! Our short stay at the top of this 3000-ft (900-m) peak, the...
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Bwana_Brown
May 12, 2007

vila real de santo antonio

*taken on the webThe original town of Santo António de Arenilla, built by fishermen on a sand bar in the river Guadiana, was swept away in a violent storm. With the same determination he showed in...
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quartinb
Sep 26, 2005

Listen to the Waves

Once we had satisfied our need to dip our feet in the cool ocean waves, we found a nice spot to spread our towel beside the basalt cliff at the edge of the beach. The waves were actually quite large...
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Jun 26, 2004
 
 
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Last Bratwurst before America

At Cape Vincent: the last sausage before America. I ate one! You get an orginal German Bratwurst there. It's not cheap (3 Euros) but you have to try it. you also get a certificate that you visited the...
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Gerrem
Jun 20, 2005

Our Own Beach

This was the first time since we had arrived in Portugal 4 days earlier that we had been able to visit the seaside! It was very refreshing to wander along the beach and feel the cool water washing...
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Jun 26, 2004

armacao de pera

algarve armacao de pera is at the same time my favourite spot in algarve and the ugliest one. to explain this: is the algarve place i visited and stood more time on my vacations.is the algarve place...
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quartinb
Sep 26, 2005

sagres

algarveSagres is the most south-westerly village in mainland Europe and, as such, was on the edge of the known world right up to the late Middle AgesFrom the headland fortress, the awesome cliffs...
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quartinb
Sep 26, 2005

The Mystery of Algarve's Chimneys

Cones, cubes, prisms, cylinders, pyramids, balloons; squat stumps, slender fingers, plain white or colorfully decorated: All these descriptions fit chimneys known as the chaminé Algarvia. If you come...
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Gerrem
Jun 23, 2005

silves

Silves, once a city of glittering minaret and bustling bazaars, was the Moorish capital of the Algarve. Its imposing red sandstone castle was the scene of horrific medieval battles between Islamic...
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quartinb
Sep 26, 2005

Castro Marim

Castro Marim is a lovely village situated near the city of Vila Real de Santo António. If you enjoy small and typical villages, far from the crowds, then this place is a must visit when in the Easter...
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Sep 20, 2005

tavira

algarveTavira is a lovely old town which stands on either side of the river Gilao. Its two halves are connected by a seven-arched Roman bridge. and it's the town in Algarve wich developed the most in...
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Sep 26, 2005

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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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Av da Republica 1, Faro, Algarve, 8000-078, 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

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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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

One of the things you can see next to the major buildings at the Largo da Sé square, are the inner courts and gardens. There still are fruit trees, like bananas and oranges within the city, I was...
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The Castle

A worthwhile stroll is to make your way to the top of the hill to Tavira's castle. The castle itself was built sometime in the 12th Century and was destroyed by an earthquake in 1755. The ruins aren't...
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Praia da Rocha

The main beach in Portimão is very beautiful... to see from the top of the cliffs. I must confess that it didn't convince me too much, because it is hard to walk to and from the sea - distant and...
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Jardim Pescador Olhanense

The Jardim Pescador Olhanense is the park at the waterfront. There is a band stand with four benches around decorated with tiles in honour to the local fisherman. A bit more West from here is an area...
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"Exploring Portugal's southwest corner"
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"Algarve - The West"
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"Algarve"
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" A romance with Algarve"
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