Explore the Algarve all year round
HIgh or low season, off-road or on, have fun exploring with PortitoursThe Algarve is a great year round destination. Enjoy Off Season fun here - spend spring, autumn and winter in the Algarve.
Summer in the Algarve has its obvious charms - long, hot, sunny days that are made for relaxing on the beach and crystal clear water to swim in. Spring, autumn and winter can be just as enticing, and arguably, better for exploring. Join a Portitours trip to the lesser known Algarve and discover the low-key charms of the real Algarve.
Portitours is a long established local Algarve company providing excellent trips and tours around the Algarve. Best known for the fabulous Algarve Jeep Safari, (now with a sunset version too) Portitours also offers private and group tours to some of the region's most picturesque and authentic locations.
Algarve Landscapes and Winery - a taste of traditon with a dash of natural beauty. Visit Porches Pottery and see the artisans in action producing the unique, hand painted items; explore the coastline by the village of Benagil, next to the famous cave; wander the narrow cobbled streets of Ferragudo and end the outing with a guided tour of a local winery and with some wine tasting.
Flavours and Traditions - head inland, away from the coastline and discover an Algarve where life is lived at a very gentle pace. At São Brás de Alportel, visit a Cork factory (portuguese cork is considered the best in the world and is used for everything from insulation to fashion to champagne corks and space equipment), a local bakery and the village's Ethnographic Museum. Explore the remains of the castle at Salir before visiting a biological farm where you can sample some of the tasty produce.
The Wonders of Ria Formosa - Many visitors to the Algarve only see the Ria Formosa as they come into land at Faro airport. However, this fascinating area deserves a much closer look. Spread over 18,400ha, the Ria Formosa Natural Park is considered one of the richest in Europe in terms of its diversity and beauty, with its abundance of tiny islands, lagoons and meandering waterways. After visiting the town of Olhão, home to one of the largest fish markets in the Algarve, board a boat and explore the waterways of the natural park.
These and many more trips can be booked directly with Portitours.