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Adventure holidays in the Algarve

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!

There's a variety of adventure holidays in the Algarve at Headwater

You'll be spoilt for choice with our variety of adventure holidays in the Algarve. Those that love to go by two wheels will enjoy one of our self-guided cycling trips. There's a choice of routes to suit all abilities, from relaxing, gentle journeys to more challenging trips ideal for experienced cyclists.

Rather explore by foot? Then our self-guided walking tours may be just what you're looking for. Our activity holidays in the Algarve are all graded from one to three in terms of difficulty, so there are routes suitable for everyone!

If you'd like more information about any of our activity trips or are ready to book, get in touch with us today.

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Short Break in the Algarve's Wild West
Portugal: The Algarve

Short Break in the Algarve's Wild West

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1549per person, tour only

  • 6 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
The Algarve from West to East
Portugal: The Algarve

The Algarve from West to East

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. Using the hire car provided for you to arrive at 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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walk the Algarve's Wild West
Portugal: The Algarve

Walk the Algarve's Wild West

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1749per person, tour only

  • 65 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling in 'The Real Algarve' - Short Break
Portugal: The Algarve

Cycling in 'The Real Algarve' - Short Break

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1899per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking Portugal's Land's End
Portugal: The Algarve

Walking Portugal's Land's End

Explore Portugal's Lands End on our 8 night walking holiday of the Algarve region with a contrast of inland walks and dramatic coastal paths. Each hotel has a pool and we've included 3 evening meals for you so you're also free to sample the region's superb local restaurants.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1949per person, tour only

  • 10 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling in The Real Algarve
Portugal: The Algarve

Cycling in The Real Algarve

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2099per person, tour only

  • 34 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Algarve Coast and Countryside Cycling
Portugal: The Algarve

Algarve Coast and Countryside Cycling

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2349per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Algarve's South West
Portugal: The Algarve

Walking the Algarve's South West

Discover the South-West corner of the Algarve on our self-guided walk following coastal footpaths and inland trails.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2349per person, tour only

  • 21 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfast and 5 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)