Activities

Activities are available to both guests and members of the public.

See our Tours Page for the activities available.
View Our Upcoming Activity Weeks Here.

Biking - Cycling - Do

Biking

Biking for all ages and abilities.
Whether you want to mountain bike country lanes, explore the national park or tackle twisty single track, our fleet of Specialised mountain bikes are perfect exploring the western Algarve. As MIAS qualified Mountain Bike Leaders, we offer guided rides from Burgau taking in the spectacular scenery of the region and ensuring you ease of mind on coastal tracks, valley trails and tarmac lanes. Partnering rides with distinct, quirky stops for coffee and seasonal juices at remote farms and in dreamy villages allows you to discover and experience real Portugal. Our mountain bike rides are good for: We can tailor each ride according to your level and each groups ability. Whether you are into road biking, cross terrain or simply out for a pedal with the family we can accommodate your needs. If necessary, we can split the group after the coffee stop to ensure everyone enjoys a ride to their level. What MTB routes do we offer? Here is a selection of our morning and full day options departing from Burgau near Lagos. Portuguese Paradise is a 12-20km country and coast ride (depending on return route) suitable for families, groups and individuals. From the house, we weave across the countryside, joining a valley trail and a cobbled causeway. Following a gradual climb with a stop for one of the most amazing panoramic views across the bays from Sagres towards Burgau we descend into Saleema, a pretty whitewashed village for coffee beside the beach. This is a morning route with 2 hours riding. For faster groups a clifftop extension is offered. Twisty Valleys is a 20-30km ride along lanes and trails linking Algarve valleys and villages suitable for individuals, groups and families with older teenagers. Leaving Burgau, we cruise north through the Natural Park to a traditional village where we follow valley trails to an idyllic farm settlement. After refreshments and a rest, we have a medium climb beside a lake onto the ridge. From here we have various routes and options, secret single track, shady leafy trails through the forest, downhill cruise to the happy valley before navigating the narrow streets of a rural village and the 8km trail back towards Burgau. This route offers real insight into the Algarve land and way of life away from the tourist towns of the south. Due to the distance, this ride is only suitable for older teenagers and groups comfortable riding a minimum of 20km. Morning ride. West Coast Way is a full day 60km ride for experienced riders only. Ride out to spectacular west coast beaches and enjoy the offroad Algarve. One gradual climb ensures a kinder and scenic passage all the way to Carrapateira on the west coast. The route follows ancient trails, fire breaks and old farm tracks, passes through woodland, valleys and rural villages before arriving at the west coast surf beaches. We follow a loop around a famous west coast headland with sweeping panoramic views of the rugged cliffs and wild surf beaches before climbing back through the countryside to the plateau which gives us our return towards Burgau. Anything else?  We love biking and are constantly testing and trialling potential bike routes, new bikes and navigating cafes for super strong coffee along the way. If you have any specific requirements or ideas – Sagres in Sagres anyone? Let us know. As with running and walking routes, we are available to guide to ensure you make the most out of riding and discovering the stunning scenery rather than getting lost in the myriads of tracks crossing the Western Algarve (we’ve been there). Take in the stunning scenery of the region and enjoy the ride.

Do - Surfing

Surf

Explore the gentle waves of the beautiful south or the wild breaks on the west coast.

Why is Portugal world famous as a surf destination?

  • From absolute beginners to world famous pro’s, there are surf spots for everyone
  • Perfect for beginners starting out with a surf school and progressing to supervised beaches
  • Great for kids who want to mess around in the waves and bodyboard in the shore break
  • The west coast is heaven for experienced surfers hunting out their perfect wave
If you are a beginner, we always recommend taking some lessons with a nearby surf school or booking onto one of our surf weeks. You will be advised according to tide, wind conditions and swell at suitable locations dependent on your ability.  Most importantly the surf instructor is there to assist as well as instruct.

SURF WEEKS

Explore the waves of the west coast or the calm water of the beautiful south with surf professional Scott Gardiner.  At OceanBlue Oasis, we offer dedicated weeks for all levels with our personal guide, Scott Gardiner. Whether you are just getting into surfing, an improver or want a guide, for seven days, Scott will take you to the best surf spots, all within a 2 minute to 20 mile drive. There are lots of activities on offer so if you want a break from surfing or your partner wants to paddle board, bike or walk there is something for all levels and abilities (as part of our Waves and Wilderness Weeks.) Scott is the dedicated guide and trainer for all things wet including surf, SUP and kayak, with options of windsurfing, kite surfing and wake boarding as extras.

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