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The Wild Beaches Adventure

Discover the algarve's most remote & hidden beaches, and beyond

This is not a lazy day on the beach: This is a full-sensory outdoor adventure that combines hands-on hiking & exploring with relaxing, swimming, and playing on the beach, in just the right proportions.

 

This is an active exploration of the most untouched stretches of sand in the wild Vicentine Coast Natural Park. Discover much more to the Algarve than you expected, and you'll never think of "beach-days" the same again.

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OKAY, so here's the plan:

No two trips are ever the same, but each is built on a carefully-crafted foundation of essential experiences (and core intentionsthat I wouldn't want you to miss. 

On this tour, we will...

JOURNEY WEST 

to the Algarve's magical Vicentine Coast Natural Park.

WALK, HIKE, & SCRAMBLE

across Portugal's most wild coastal landscapes.

ESCAPE THE CROWDS

to immerse ourselves in the natural world.

EXPLORE
hidden beaches, untouched sand, soaring cliffs, and secret caves & coves.

GET UP CLOSE

to uncover the coast's many natural & cultural histories with storytelling, games, and all of our senses.

SWIM IN THE SEA

If we want, there's no better reward for our effort. 

PLAY AROUND

on the rocks and the beach, and relax in the sun... cliff jumping totally optional!

EAT A TAPAS LUNCH
A delicious, homemade picnic highlighting the region's rich and diverse tradition of flavors.
FINISH WITH A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
and appreciation that comes after squeezing every drop out of the day.
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DETAILS

If you have questions not answered below, you can read my detailed trip description, then read the FAQ Page for even more details. Finally, Contact me if you still have questions.

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PRICE (for 2021)

July, Aug, Sept: €59/person

April, May, June, Oct: €49/person

Special discounts available! Learn more HERE.

Book with confidence: Free cancellations, refunds, and postponements up to 1 week before tour day.

INCLUDES

-- Lunch: See above & below for details

-- Transportation: See below for details.

-- Equipment rental: backpacks, jackets, beach towels, water bottles, and face masks available, as needed.

-- Insurance, a trained & licensed guide, and all that.

DURATION

~6.5 hours.

TIME OF DAY

We depart Lagos at 11:00am and return about 5:30pm.

TRANSPORTATION

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. 

If my van is full, or if you prefer, you can use your own car to follow mine the 30 minute drive each way. We will then leave the cars way behind.

FOOD AND DIETS

Lunch is healthy, fresh, and friendly to (almost) all eaters. Meat, cheese, and bread are served on the side, so you can decide.

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

ACTIVITY level

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, with a smile :)

  • A sense of curiosity and spirit for adventure.

AGE REQUIREMENTS 
GROUP TOUR: 17+ only.
PRIVATE TOUR: All ages! Discover my Private Tours.

AVAILABILITY

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.