CLUB AND GROUP HOLIDAYS
The idea
Take a group of friends, associates, fellow walkers, adventurers. Put them on a plane and 2 hours away lies this amazing adventure.
The adventure might be, walking the hidden and unknown mountains of the Sierra Baja. Exploring a big canyon. Climbing some unspoiled piece of limestone, or just learn to climb, and abseil.  Mountain bike one of the many forester tracks, stopping in little villages for rest and refueling.
Take out the red armada on a day of sea kayaking, and coastal sun. Swimming, exploring, and kayak fishing.
If this all seems to much like hard work, lets take out the boat and go to the beach, or visit the Valor chocolate factory and sample some of their  wares.
Finish the days exciting adventures with a cooling swim in the 25metre, natural spring fed pool, or just sit on the patio and enjoy a drink as you watch the sun creep towards the horizon.

Trip duration
This is entirely up to the group or group leader.
Most groups stay 5-7 days, to fit in a full and worthwhile holiday.
Walking holidays can include either half or full days of other activities. No prior experience is needed for these activities.
We give suggestions and ideas for activities to suit individual group needs.




Types of groups
Any type of group wanting a real adventure. From scouts to ramblers, to climbing parties, to a group of friends. If your up for the adventure, this is the perfect place for it.

Logistics
The logistics are simple.
Get yourselves to Faro airport and we will take care of the rest. Transport, guides, equipment for the different activities. Great food and comfortable accommodation. Local knowledge on what to visit and what not to visit.

Offers
The prices for groups are good. You can use all our services or you can just use the ones that you need.
Special offers on trips. Trips can work out to around 60 euros a day. Including full board and lodging, guide, transport and equipment. Prices depend on the size of the group and the duration of the stay.
For your group price send us an email.

Experience Required: None



Walking
The limestone and slate sea cliffs of the algarve are little known and have some of the most impressive, epic walks that you will find any where.
Walks vary in length and time. On a tough day you can do 20-km's of ridge walking,and 1400 meters of ascent, with 360 degree views of the endless seascapes disappearing into the horizon. For easier days there are great valley or contour walks. Stopping off in another village for a snack and a cold coke, you get a feel of how Portugal was,100 years ago. There are literally thousands of different walks to be done, of which I know a small percentage and learning more every day.



Climbing and Abseiling
Portuguese limestone, warm and friendly, makes this activity fun, safe and inviting. Very easy climbs for that first go, and if you feel ready, try something a little harder, always on a top rope so if you slip you are totally protected and safe.
Abseiling, often an activity that people really want to try but never felt quite brave enough. Well the opportunity is here for you to ‘give it a go’ with experienced instructors to keep you safe and feel the thrill of controlled descent!!!



Kayaking
Double and single sea kayaks, comfortable, stable and easy to paddle. This is such a fun activity and even better in the warm waters of the Med! Instructors accompany the group at all times which provides ample opportunity to acquire or improve those kayaking skills. The difference between Canoe and Kayak, canoe you kneel and use single paddle, kayak you sit and use double ended paddle



Cycling
This can either be hard core or easy.
This part of the world is only ever up or down. If you want hard we ride up and down all the hills. If you want easy we only ride up the one we want to ride up, maybe stopping in a village for a drink.

Surfing
Try out a day of surfing.. this is an introduction and anybody can give it a go. The thrill of the sea, waves, sun and good company make this an exciting day out for all.

Other activities
Bird watching, wind surfing, sailing, dolphin and wale watching trips, wind carting, wine tasting, historic monuments visiting, arts and craft fairs, local festivals, yoga and health retreats. and horse riding

Other information:
Local Currency is the euro.
Closest airport: Faro
Cheap car hire: www.carjet.com

Group size: 6 - 14 people


Suggested Kit List
You will need to provide the following:
Full waterproofs
Small day rucksack
Warm hat and Sun hat
Warm jumper or fleece jacket
Walking trousers (track suit bottoms)
Walking shoes or boots
Shorts
T-shirts plus a long sleeve shirt in case of
sun burn
Swimming gear
Socks
Sun protection cream
Torch and spare batteries / bulb
Small first aid kit
Trainers or sandals for canoeing
Insect repellent
Wash kit / Towel / swim gear
Camera / films / Personal First Aid kit
sun cream / Insect repellent
Small bottle of dry hand wash