Kayaking in the western Algarve

7 day trip / 4 days paddling + 1 adventure day (with different options)

Level: Moderate - previous experience in kayaking required

Group Size: 4 - 6 persons

Available dates

2019:  October 21st - 27th / November 11th - 17th / December 2nd - 8th

2020: January 6th - 12th / April 6th - 12th

For groups of min. 4 persons we can organize this trip outside these dates.

Price: 800 € per person

Includes: 

professional guide 

- transfers belonging to the tour

- all meals (breakfast at the hostel,  packed lunch, dinner in a local restaurant)

- accommodation in a 2 bed room of an eco-friendly hostel

- activities of the adventure day (please refer day 4)

Excludes:

- Arrival- and departure transfer. On request we organize pick-up from the airport.

- Accomodation in a privat bed room (for prices please contact us).

Itinerary

This wonderful 7 day expedition starts in our Natural Park " Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina". We explore the highlights of the western Algarve from the mystical Cape St. Vincent in Sagres to the Ponta da Piedade in Lagos with its famous caves and rock formations.

Sagres is the perfect place for sea kayaking as it is the connection between the west and south coasts, each with very different sea conditions. Both beginners and advanced paddlers will enjoy.

Above all, the versatility of the coast is exciting. In just one day it is possible to experience the most diverse impressions: areas with strong winds are interrupted by sheltered sections, where you can comfortably paddle the caves. Several headlands share the sea, often with strong swells on one side and calmer seas on the other.

The respective weather conditions complete the adventure, because we can use the versatility of our coast to adapt spontaneously - with a guide who knows every meter of the coast by heart, with all its peculiarities!

You are accommodated in an eco-friendly family run hostel in Sagres which offers all comfort that you need, including snack-bar, swimming pool and laundry room where you can wash and dry your kayak clothing.

The Adventure day is a way of responding to the needs of all participants. It can either be used to try out other activities, to train kayak skills, do kayak surf, sightseeing or just to relax on the beach.

We use following kayaks: Valley Sirona, Valley Aquanaut, Venture Capella, Wilderness Zephyr and Wilderness Tsunami. On request we offer double kayaks like Prijon Poseidon and Rainbow Atlantis

Day 1: Arrival at the hostel in Sagres. At 18.00h starts the initial briefing with information about the area and sea conditions. Afterwards we meet for the traditional welcome dinner, with delicious portuguese food.

Day 2 (12 km) : Transfer to the beach and training of rescue techniques.

Afterwards you will be guided on your first tour along the beautiful coastline of Sagres with hidden caves and secluded beaches. 

Day 3 (17 km) : On your third day we explore the impressive cliffs around the unique Cape St. Vincent, the south-westernmost point of mainland Europe. It is an exceptional experience, as the cliffs rise nearly vertically from the Atlantic to a height of 75 meters, with one of Europe's brightest lighthouses on it.

Day 4 is our Adventure day, time for activities of your choice, like surfing, wind surfing, hiking, cycling, coasteering or kayak skills training for the very passionate kayakers of you.

Day 5 (22 km)We paddle from Ingrina beach to Lagos, passing the famous Ponta da Piedade with its beautiful rock formations, arcs and caves.

Day 6 (13km)We start at the huge Bordeira beach, where big sand dunes and the Bordeira river form a lagoon. We paddle along the rugged scenery of Carrapateira on the west coast and have some time for playing in the waves.

This day ends with our traditional farewell dinner.

Day 7: After breakfast it is time to say good bye.

Please contact us to book your sea kayak holidays.