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Algarve Nature Week

Algarve Nature Week: Southern Portugal all year long

The Algarve Nature Week has just finished. Running between April 13th and 22nd, 70 tourist animation companies and groups promoted about 160 outdoor activities, throughout Algarve. The event officially started with an open day, supported by the Algarve Tourism Board together with the Lagos City Hall and the Lagos schools, to offer the children a fun day outside.

But the real target of the event, which is now in its fourth season, is undoubtedly the potential tourists, visitors and also foreign residents – current and future! – eager to discover that Algarve has lots of things to do throughout the year.

Activities

The list of activities available is quite big:

–    Walking

–    Diving

–    Birdwatching

–    Cycle outings

–    4×4 outings

–    Boat trips

–    Canoeing, rowing, etc.

–    Horseback and donkey outings

–    Dolphin and whale watching

–    Seaside sports: surf, bodyboard, stand up paddle

–    Deep sea fishing

–    Motorbike tours

–    Segway tours

–    Culture, wine and gastronomy tours

–    Paintball

–    Wakeboarding

–    Treetop adventures

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This is not a complete list of everything you can do in Algarve. For example, if you enjoy go-karts, you can try the facilities of Portimão and Almancil – an extra Algarvian outdoor sport not included in the program. And not to mention golf, of course.

Algarve all year long

One would like to say that Algarve does now have the “high season of sun and seaside”, in the Summer, and the “high season of the year”, between September and June – such are the events and initiatives that the region can gather throughout the year. The Spring can turn out to be the perfect ending for this “season”, as the days are longer – the Spring equinox is now left behind – are the temperatures approach Summer levels. When some regions in Northern Europe are still coping with occasional blizzards, in Algarve the temperatures can already go up to some 25º C.

Even for those who haven’t planned some days off in Algarve in the middle of April, the Algarve Nature Week is a potent reminder that this is a lovely place to live.