First, full disclosure , I haven’t done these two experiences yet! I’m just trying to build up the courage to give them a go this summer.
Both of these are experiences are on the Eastern Algarve close to the villa. The first experience I’m going to try is Limite Zero. Limite Zero is a zip line that runs from Spain to Portugal (over the Guadiana river) and apparently it’s the only zip line that crosses an international border. The zip line is located near Alcoutim (on the Portuguese side), which is an easy 30 minute drive north of the villa on the IC27. Once you arrive in Alcoutim, you’ll need to take the ferry across the river to the Limite Zero office located near the jetty. They then transport to the jump off site. Full details and prices can be found on their website (https://www.limitezero.com/en/).
The second experience on my summer bucket list is SkyXpedition, but I think this one is going to take a little more nerve! SkyXpedition operates a twin seat gyrocopter which takes off from near to Monte Gordo and does various lengths of flights over Castro Marim, Praia Verde, Tavira and surrounding areas. The photos on their website (https://www.skyxpedition.com/) and on tripadvisor look absolutely stunning. Slightly pricier at about €60 for a 15 minute flight but looks like a fantastic experience.
Nuala & Matthew
We fell in love with the Eastern Algarve a few years back. We'll try and impart our knowledge of the area and other travel tips via these blog posts.