Kite surfing

As a beginner kite surfer it has been with great excitement watching the growth of kiting in Alvor. Now considered a popular kite surfing destination, the Alvor estuary has attracted an array of talented kiters. If this high speed adrenaline watersport ticks all your boxes, there are qualified and patient instructors available to instruct you, whatever your standard. To find out more about kite surfing in Alvor contact Windbrigade or Alvor Kite Center

Algarve Watersport, offers a wide range of water activities.


Wake Boarding

Algarve Watersport make no compromise when it comes to wakeboarding. Top of the range equipment from the boat (a 2009 Mastercraft X star) right down to the latest demo gear. Getting you hooked on wake boarding in no time. Click here for more information.



Algarve watersport caters for both intermediate and beginner surfers all year round. If you choose to have a lesson there is a very reasonable package available. Its only 45 Euro which includes:

-Transportation from a place that is convenient to you
-Wet suite hire
-Surf board
-patient instruction


Trigana and Formosa sailing trips

For sailing trips you've come to the right place. Trigana and Formosa, two traditional Portuguese sailing ships, are moored right alongside the quay in Alvor. The coastline is wonderful. Enjoy family boat trips, scenic coastal cruises to Lagos, exciting marine safaris or a romantic sunset cruise.

Telephone: (+00 351)  912 105 757


 Alvor Boat Trips

The boats:  Alvor Flor Do Sol (Portugal's first solar powered cruiser) / Novo Alvor / Eco Alvor

Enjoy the following trips: Silves River Trip / Alvor River & Bay.  Fishing trips.  Coastal Cruise.  Sunset Champagne Cruise.  Lagos Trip & Taxi Service.

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Yacht Sailing

Lessons - There are several sailing companies dotted around the Algarve. If you are looking for lessons RU sailing is based in Lagos, being RYA accredited, offering courses from beginners to seasoned sailors looking to build up experience on yachts. Patient experienced instructors.

Chartering - All about Sailing are a family based company in Portimao, they offer skippered charters along the Algarve coastline.



Outdoor tours offer a safe kayaking experience, allowing you to admire nature in all its abundance on Ria de Alvors calm waters. Visit Oudoor tours or call (+351)282969520


Land Based Activities



With some breathtaking cliff top walks, there really is no excuse for not doing some exercise and exploring the Algarve. There are tour guides that take you on unforgettable walks with beautiful views. Visit Outdoor Tours or Portugal Walks for varied walks through rugged mountains, along traditional donkey tracks and stunning landscapes where you escape from all the holiday hotspots. Click for more information on walking in Monchique.


Quad Bike Algarve

Guided tours through the breathtaking countryside, over rugged turrain and through rivers.

Hugo's Quad Bike Adventure


Extreme Algarve

For those wishing to descend down vast mountain drops and venture through dirt tracks look no further. Extreme by name, extreme by nature. The adventerous outdoor pursuits company offers a range of mountain biking routes for all levels. Click for more information about Extreme Algarve. Outdoor tours also do down hill cycling and bike rental.


Rock Climbing

Explore sensational sea cliffs and fantastic rock formations with qualified instructors. Safety equipment and transportion provided.



In addition to the numerous tennis courts located at many of the resorts the municipal leisure centre in Alvor adjacent to the beach has two hard courts. The Pestana Alvor Praia Hotel has 5 clay courts set amongst pine trees and holds a Round Robin every Sunday morning. For more information please call Dirk or Val on +351 282 400 989 .

Tennis Clubs are also located in Lagos and Carvoeiro where there are opportunities to join in.




Portugal is now the top golf destination according to the association of Independant Tour operators and International Golf Travel Market - with 220 days of sunshine - ideal conditions.

For more information on golf courses in and around Alvor go to Algarve Golf Courses

Pestana Golf resorts in the Algarve:- Alto Golf Club, Gramacho, Vale da Pinta, Silves Golf Course, Beloura & Vila Sol. 
Twilight Green Fees for Pestana courses

Rent equipment at Alvor Golf Shop at Quinta da Praia, Lot 4, Loja 15, Alvor, opposite the Alto Club and next to the Al Dente Restaurant. Plenty of clubs to choose from as well as trollies and all the other gear you may need, excellent service and good value.  Contact +351 282 413 105 or +351 925 215 885



Sky Diving

The aerodrome is located in Alvor. The experience of the instructors is reassuring in such a seemingly dangerous sport. Between them they have totalled over 11000 jumps. For more information visit



Autodromo Algarve

Only 10 minutes from Alvor making it an ideal base if you are attanding one of the many events. Motor Racing and Motorbike Racing Championships or Practice Sessions throughout the year. see whats on page for details of events or visit

Motorbike rental available Albufeira, discover Algarve's hidden treasures with this adventerous method of travelling. A whole range of motorbikes available. Click here for more information.




If the clear blue sea and rugged coastline does not entice you, it is possible to opt for the slightly warmer option of various swimming pools dotted around the Algarve. The public pool in Alvor is situated near the fishermans huts and beach.

Municipal swimming pool complex in Alvor has  wonderful facilities for swimmers of all levels.

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Horse Riding

Centro Hipico de Vale de Ferro
Vale de Ferro
8500 Mexilhoeira Grande
Tel: 00 351 282 968 444

Well equipped riding centre in the Algarve located at Mexhilhoeira Grande between Portimao and Lagos. Extensive property covering 10 hectares for horse riding - rides for beginners to the most experienced - taking place in the mountains in Monchique natural park or on the beach. Riding program to suit all the family.