Half-Day Algarve Convertible or Scooter Tour from Portimão

4 hr


Group Tour

Drive a provided convertible car or a scooter and follow your guide to discover the Algarve. See Alvor, Lagos, Carvoeiro, Algar Seco, Marinha Beach and secluded bays, fishing villages, a natural tidal lagoon and historical sites. Enjoy Portugal’s southernmost region and sunny Mediterranean climate during this 5-hour guided tour.
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Itinerary Details

Start your tour from the meeting point in Alvor and spend the day exploring the Algarve. See clear, turquoise waters interspersed by rocky outcrops at Praia da Marinha. Then, head to the historic town of Lagos, Praia da Dona Ana, the charming cliffs at Ponta da Piedade and back to the small fishing village of Alvor, which faces a natural lagoon opening onto the sea, a perfect hot spot for kite-surfing.

You can include other activities like swimming in the sea and snorkeling. Go from long, wide stretches of sand to secluded bays, passing through fishing villages, a natural tidal lagoon and historical sites. From an ancient lighthouse, admire a stunning section of coastline consisting of caves, grottoes and sea arches.

The tours are suitable for convertible cars, scooters or a mixture of both. A true adventure, as you venture out to discover the real Algarve.

Important Details

  • Convertible car or scooter (driving experience required for scooters)
  • Guide
  • Fuel
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Regional products (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Hotel Oriental, Av. Tomás Cabreira, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Scooter experience is required in order to request a scooter tour. People who don't have this kind of experience are highly recommended to book a car tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review

Reviewed: June 14, 2017


We signed up for this tour along with another couple. One thing we did not realize was that we would be sharing a scooter with our spouse, and the scooters are not very large. So for two full sized adults it is a tight fit. Our first stop was at the beach called Three Brothers. We parked our scooters and walked down to the sea level. We took off our shoes and actually got into the water. It was about the same temperature of the Pacific Ocean in California around 65 degrees - chilly. Rolf our guide suggested we follow him into a narrow inlet partially filled with water to see an octopus. We waded in and stood with our cameras poised for a shot of this octopus. Rolf handed me his shirt and hat while I tried to manage my camera.It was amazing capturing an octopus in a tide pool. From this spot we took off for Lagos. I feel the need to explain the challenge of driving or maneuvering these scooters along the highways. We have never driven scooters using round-a-bouts and the drive contained them all day long. We were presented the challenge of driving the scooter on actual highway type of roads, narrow cobblestone roads, backroads dirt bike type conditions, and crowded city streets.There were several stops along our drive. One was at a Chapel of Sano Antonio from the 15th century. The next was a slave trade site where people were brought from Africa and other locations and sold on this site. On the ceiling was painted a map showing various locations where people came from and were sent out. Houses were tiled on the outside with interesting patterns. Rolf took us to some magnificent sights along the coast. I believe the area is called, Carvoeiro where grottos, islets have been carved out of the rock along the coastline. The water was amazingly clear. I was snapping pictures like crazy. It was picturesque. Rolf was great about taking us to a local place to get a few souvenir items and grab a bite of lunch. One person in our group opted to ride with Rolf in his car on the way back. He returned us to the cruise ship we came in on, and even offered to take us back into town after we dropped off the scooters. Rolf really went out of his way to make our time in Portimao truly enjoyable.