Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Algarve1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Algarve with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Algarve areaThis Algarve map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Algarve and surroundings
Portugal - moving around the countryToday, three international air harbors are operational in Portugal. The central airport in Portugal is Portela’s airport in Lisbon. It is located near the capital, so tourists will not have any problems with a trip to the city. There buses run different routes, and there are taxis on standby at the exit from the terminal. The airport has well developed infrastructure. On its territory you will find one of the largest duty-free shops in all of Portugal, souvenir shops and food stores. There are also several free children’s rooms, in which families with children can occupy their kids before their flight. … Open
Nature and parks of PortugalPark “Bukasu” located on the west of Serra da Estrela, is a former territory of the monastery carefully guarded by the monks of the Order of the Carmelites since the 17th century. Age-old cedars brought to the country from Goan are abundantly planted on the huge territory (more than 400 hectares) of the monastery. In addition to the relict trees, the park has about 400 species of rare plants. The center of the reserve is the San Mamede Ridge, a habitat for bears. The protected natural area is a traditional place for eco-tourism popular in the modern world. … Open
Photogallery of Algarve sights
Our guide to Algarve
Travel guide to Algarve
Gourmets should certainly spend several days in Albufeira. This city is famous for its upscale national restaurants where you can taste the most popular sea delicacies. The famous national dish is cataplana cooked of several shellfish and fish species. National restaurants offer interesting dishes of sea bass and sardines. These dishes are cooked in different ways. To taste unusual national specialties, … Open
Praia do Amado enjoys unchanged popularity among fans of surfing; it has great conditions for training. Waves in this part of the coast are always pretty strong and the number of tourists is relatively small, so nothing will prevent surfers to train and rest. If Praia do Amado will seem too crowded, then you can go to the neighboring areas of the coast, where the number of tourists will be much less. It's also worth … Open
Advices for travellers
1. Those looking for privacy are advised to choose beaches located in the western part of the coast. It is dominated by rocky beaches with tranquil ambience. The eastern part of the coast is considered to be more noisy and crowded. It features sandy beaches that are ideal for families with children. 2. There is a regular bus service connecting major cities of the province; the ticket price is usually less than 20 … Open
Traditions and mentality of Algarve
One of the largest events in the region is FATASIL Fair, where both large industrial enterprises and local artisans take part. The Fair is held in the second half of August, and it usually lasts for 10 days; the permanent venue for the exhibition is Lagos. FATASIL appeals not only to fans of shopping, but also to those who enjoy exciting recreational activities. After appreciating the diversity of exhibited … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
Locals are so fond of grilled sardines that they have dedicated an amazing holiday to this popular delicacy. Sardinha Festival takes place in early August; the birthplace of the holiday and its permanent venue is the city of Portimao. Numerous tents are set at the city's main streets and squares and chefs cook delicious grilled sardines there. During the festival there are often interesting competitions; fiercest … Open
Attractions and active leisure
The resort is located in the unique nature reserve, so travelers can relax amid picturesque pine forests and clear lakes. Fans of sports entertainment would enjoy this land too, as the most prestigious golf resorts and ultramodern sports complexes are located on its territory. Vilamoura is a great beach resort; it was literally created for recreation and entertainment. Every year, its infrastructure is becoming … Open