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Dutchman Frank Koopman and his team at Outdoor-Tours.com have been providing quality activity tours in the Algarve since 1996. The wonderful climate, the natural beauty of the area and the abundance of interesting wildlife makes the Algarve the perfect location for biking, canoeing and hiking.
Outdoor-Tours.com offers a variety of tours. A big hit with families is the canoeing trip along the Ria Alvor. Leaving from the small marina at Alvor, you canoe up river towards the still and scenic lagoons. You can spot storks, stilts and, in the winter, even flamingos. The canoeing is easy – it doesn’t require either great exertion or expertise. This is a fantastic way to explore one of the most tranquil and scenic areas in the Western Algarve.
If you prefer dry land join one of the biking tours. The Monchique Downhill Biking (a great idea!) follows the country roads from Foia (at 902m the highest point in Portugal) all the way back down to the coast. Your fitness level doesn’t have to be great – it is downhill, after all, and you have a chance to enjoy the Monchique scenery as you go.
Outdoor-Tours.com runs regular Nordic Walking days. Using special poles, this is a great workout for the upper body, stretching muscles that our stressful lives often leave tight. All the tours run by outdoor-tours.com emphasize safety, fun and a healthy interaction with nature. Multi-lingual guides accompany each tour and provide plenty of fascinating insights into life and nature in the Algarve.
For more complete information about all the programmes, including cycling holidays and fishing trips have a look at the outdoor-tours.com website.