Before we set out on our amazing 60-70kms quad biking tour, we begin with a full guidance and safety tuition to ensure that everyone is entirely comfortable with their quad and ready for adventure! Once everyone is confident and familiar with their vehicle, we will set off.
Your adventure begins with a quick tour around Moinho do Leitão, a traditional windmill. Following that, we mount our quad bikes and head through quiet country laneways and snake our way to the 12th Century Paderne castle which is featured on the Portuguese flag!
After a quick visit and some great photo opportunities we will travel along some dirt roads and head up into the mountains. Driving through the local villages and farms you will get the opportunity to see first-hand, a traditional charcoal burning furnace as well as some charming fruit and vegetable plantations.
Soon after we will drive through Alte, which is described as one of the most beautiful villages in the Algarve – and arguably, in the world! We will then ascend the highest point in the area and stop for a look over the surrounding countryside, coupled with a traditional Portuguese picnic lunch. As easy and relaxing as quad biking is, you’ll be surprised by how hungry you’ll be by this point!
Once you’ve had your fill, we’ll jump back on the quads and descend back to Alte where you’ll be able to spend a little time exploring this truly remarkable Village.
In summer there is the option to stop at the natural springs at Alte for a refreshing swim. The “Fonte Grande” (Big Spring) and the “Fonte Pequena” (Little Spring), are a favourite spot in the region, with their crystal-clear waters that come from the stream which gives them their name. For centuries, these waters, fed by the Fonte Grande, provided a source of water for the village and surrounding fields.
Heading off from Alte into the agricultural belt of the area we continue our adventure; this is when the fun continues, and the adrenaline kicks in with some great off-road tracks and river crossings!
Soon after we will arrive back at home base for a well-deserved drink to unwind, and share memories which will last a lifetime – the perfect way to wrap up an amazing quad biking adventure!
It may sound like there’s a lot of stopping, but fear not, there is tonnes of quad biking in between! Trust us, you’ll welcome a little respite and gladly immerse yourself in the remarkable scenery.
NOTE: Tour route may change due to weather conditions, group preferences and riding abilities.