CAREFULLY crafted yet surprisingly unpredictable ADVENTURE tours
I build each tour from scratch, and continually shape it as-we-go, to bring our group into harmony with our changing surroundings: There is no strict itinerary (besides the start time and sunset, of course!), and no two trips are ever the same.
This is what turns the "tour" into a real journey, and is a big part of what makes it so darn fun -- for you, and for me ;)
All of my tours, however, are built upon a carefully-crafted foundation of core experiences -- what I call the "Classic" experience -- that I wouldn't want you to miss.
THE CLASSIC WEST COAST EXPERIENCE:
On all of my "classic" small group tours, you can expect to...
to the Algarve's magical Vicentine Coast Natural Park, one of Europe's last remaining and best preserved coastal wildernesses.
ESCAPE THE CROWDS...
and all signs of civilization, to immerse ourselves in the natural world.
WALK, HIKE, & SCRAMBLE...
across the tallest cliffs in Portugal, along untouched beaches, and to dramatic, secluded viewpoints.
ENCOUNTER THE END OF THE WORLD...
Europe's most remote & revered corner, in a totally unique and surprising way (just wait and see!).
LEARN & EXPLORE...
the land's many rich natural & cultural histories using storytelling, interactive games, and all of our senses.
WATCH A MAGICAL SUNSET...
from a secluded clifftop viewpoint all our own.
EAT & DRINK...
a delicious, homemade picnic dinner of tapas & wine, highlighting the region's rich and diverse tradition of flavors.
at world-class dark skies, and learn the ancient ways of celestial navigating used by Portuguese sailors during the great Age of Discovery.
FINISH WITH A SENSE OF APPRECIATION...
that comes only after some old-fashioned hard work... Afterward, a good night of sleep comes free of charge :)
PRICE (for 2021)
July, Aug, Sept: €99/person
April, May, June, Oct: €84/person
Special discounts available! Learn more HERE.
Book with confidence: Free cancellations, refunds, and postponements up to 1 week before tour day.
-- Two adventure hikes, through two very different West Coast landscapes.
-- Dinner & wine: See above and below for details
-- Transportation: See below for details.
-- Equipment rental: backpacks, jackets, beach towels, water bottles, and face masks available, as needed.
-- Insurance: You're totally covered, just in case.
Available from Lagos in my big old Volkswagen van, with the windows down (& music up!), filled to 1/2 capacity only, per Portugal COVID regulations. It's easy to use your own car, however, and join us outside only.
This is a full-day 8+ hour experience. So, throw on your shoes & backpack, and let me take care of the rest of your day. It will be a memorable one.
Don't worry: We are not hiking the whole time! There is much more to the experience than just that. We spend about 4 hours actually hiking.
We depart between 1 - 3pm and return between 9-11pm, or later, depending on the time of sunset.
COVID HEALTH & SAFETY
There is no better activity for these strange times: The entire experience takes place outdoors in fresh, open air, with a brisk sea breeze for good measure.
Regardless, I do everything I can to create a safe and worry-free travel experience, and take pride in my planning, diligence, and safety protocols.
Read more: My COVID Promise
My tours are designed to be inclusive and accessible to most all people. However, it is also a physical experience, by nature, and so there are a few basic requirements:
A normal-good level of health and fitness.
The desire to get your hands dirty and put in some good old-fashioned hard work.
The ability to (potentially) stretch your comfort zone in moments, all while maintaining a smile :)
A sense of curiosity and spirit for adventure.
GROUP TOUR: 17+ only.
PRIVATE TOUR: All ages! Discover my Private Tours.
special diets & ALLERGIES
Dinner is healthy, fresh, and friendly to (almost) all eaters, including veggie, vegan, and gluten-free. Meat, cheese, and bread are served on the side, so you can decide. After booking, I will ask for allergy restrictions.
In normal years, trips depart most days. For 2021, availability depends on demand. To check tour dates, simply Request a Booking and we'll go from there.