Nature lovers will find everything they want in the Algarve, at any time of year, making the Algarve the ideal destination, not just for off-duty conference delegates but for many clubs, associations and special interest groups.
From sheltered dunes and rocky coves to vast stretches of open sands and crashing Atlantic surf, there is one of the most spectacular coastlines in Europe to discover.
Fishermen? You'll be hooked. Cast off in lakes, reservoirs, rivers and the sea. Try line fishing from the rocky outcrops and cliffs all around coast. Or head towards Sagres and the Cape St. Vincent peninsula, where the Atlantic currents meet the influence of the Gulf Stream, making for perfect big-game fishing.
Cyclists? Take to the open road for breathtaking sea views or panoramic rural vistas, or head up into the magnificent scenery and clean, fresh air of the mountains. What better way can there be to get fit, fast?
Horse lovers can saddle up at riding centres and stables throughout the region, with rides to suit all standards. How about a brisk ride in the hills, a hack or gallop across the wide, open countryside or a gentle canter along a deserted beach? And if you're getting a little too stiff for horse riding but still want the thrill, or if you're nervous of riding but like the idea of horses, then carriage driving could be for you.
The forests, hills and mountains meanwhile offer walking, hiking, orienteering and rock climbing, among many other pursuits, whilst the nature reserves and national parks offer protected habitats and unspoiled, peaceful environments for ramblers, walkers, bird watchers, botanists, painters and photographers.
Come and discover the coastal footpaths, beaches, lagoons, walking trails, wide open spaces and unique flora and fauna of the Algarve.