Our activity holidays in the Algarve are the perfect way to explore striking natural beauty, taste delicious local dishes and immerse yourself in the cheerful Portuguese culture. Whether you prefer to set off on two wheels or strap on your walking boots, there is something for everyone at Headwater.
Each area of the Algarve offers its own unique charm. Whether you are drawn inland to witness unspoilt flora and fauna, or the coastline to take in the bright blue waters and golden sands, you're sure to be delighted during our adventure holidays in the Algarve.
Locals in the 'Wild West' offer a warm welcome and cling to the traditions of rural life. It's a far cry from the package tourist hotspots of the eastern Algarve region. Unspoilt wild coastlines take you on a trail back to a land that time has forgotten, where pretty white villages intermingle with rich valleys and pretty meadows.
Beyond the 'developed' Algarve in Portugal's most southerly Atlantic corner, lies the Sagres Peninsula - a startlingly pristine region of golden beaches and imposing cliffs, swaying flower meadows, dramatic coastlines and tree-lined paths. We offer fantastic activity trips in the Algarve that allow you to explore this beautiful area by foot, following the coastline through charming villages and beautiful forests.
Of course, no activity holidays in the Algarve would be complete without enjoying the delicious local cuisine. Many of our trips have meals included at some of the finest eateries, as well as giving you the opportunity to try any local restaurants that take your fancy on route. Seafood, fish, wine and custard tarts are all a must during your travels!
Rota Vicentina is spreading throughout the magnificent region of the Alentejo and Vicentine coast and the coastal trails are truly breathtaking.
Discover a land that time forgot as you explore the unspoilt wild coastlines, pretty white villages and deserted cycling routes of the Algarve. The area is a birdwatchers paradise, with endemic and migratory species passing through from Africa and Northern Europe.
A warming winter walking discovery allowing you to see the best of the unspoilt Western Algarve region. The lush flora and diverse fauna of the Algarvian hinterland compliment the dramatic seascape scenery of the Atlantic coastline perfectly. The hotels are a brilliant mix of rustic charm and stylish grandeur, complete with swimming pools and serving the best of local Portuguese cuisine.
On this 7-night twin-centre walking trip you'll discover the entirety of Portugal's Algarve, from the rugged cliff-strewn western Atlantic coastline to its eastern border with Spain. Driving to each day's different walks you'll embark on a journey through the undiscovered parts of the region where pretty whitewashed villages and lively towns intermingle with a mix of stunning scenery.
Follow the Rota Vicentina cycling path from Setubal to the Cape Sao Vicente, along rugged coastline with amazing views over cliffs and large sandy beaches.
On the south Fishermen’s great coastal trail, walk by the sea, follows the paths used by the locals to access the beaches and fishing grounds. This trail is longing the cliffs, with breath-taking views and some truly memorable moments.
Discover the South-West corner of the Algarve on our self-guided walk following coastal footpaths and inland trails.