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Portugal / Algarve tour provided by: Andreas Lienhardt


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Armacao de Pera - between FARO and LAGOS

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Along the coast is a central street (N125). Where is a lot of chaotic traffic. At a lot of small roads you can reach the coast.(sand or rocks).

Near PORTIMAO is a small road to SILVES. At SILVES you can go east to the SIERRA DE MONCHIQUE to the highest point of the ALGARVE, the mountain FOIA (902m). Where is a good road in fine conditions with lots of curves, but there is also the chance to make it Offroad (a small way starts near MONCHIQUE).

At CALDAS DE MONCHIQUE a small road with lots of curves goes through MARMELETE to ALJEZUR to the Atlantic coast. At this road you can find a lot of chances to find some small Offroad sections. (just try - there is always a way out). East of SILVES a small road brings you to SAO BARTOLOMEU DES MESSINES. There you reach a small lake, the BARRAGEM DO ARADE. At the dam up you can follow diverse dirt tracks and make a few kilometres through the hills.

Specially at the West coast are many ways to follow the coastline on sand tracks. In direction FARO the land is more flat, but a few kilometres inside are many changes to find Offroad conditions. Especially in the SIERRA DO CALDEIRAO.


Camping


Almost near the coast; Prices are very different.
  • SAGRES (people tell me about thieves)
  • ARMACAO DE PERA (me)
  • ALBUFEIRA (lots of tourists)
  • QUARTEIRA
... and many more.

Sights in the area


Some hints
  • At the coast it is more expensive
  • Take some time for your experience.
  • All offroad was done with my girlfriend Tina on the back of my @ - no problem !

Sights
  • Churches with ALZULEJOS (glazed tiles)
  • CASTELLO DOS MUROS at SILVES
  • CALDAS DE MONCHIQUE (nice old city and a thermal bath)
  • CAPELLA DOS OSSOS in ALCANTARILHA (a chapel build of bones)
  • Roman excavations near ESTOI
  • CABO DE SAO VICENTE (the most south-west point of Europe)

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Pictures of Portugal / Algarve

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build: November 2002


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