The secret lagoons and inland villages.

One of the least known areas in the Algarve is also one of the most beautiful. Imagine yourself standing on a hill, looking down on the turquoise river that meanders through the landscape. No houses, no people. Completely silent except from some birds that remind you about all the nature life that we so often forget to appreciate. You will experience moments like this many times during the trips!

The Barragems (dams) are first of all an important water reserve for the whole of the Algarve. They meander through the wild landscape like blue dragons. The water is completely clean and it’s hard to imagine that this silent paradise hides only 30 minutes from the lively seafront areas.

We drive on small roads around the area, among hills of Cork trees and Medronhos. There will be plenty of stops to take photos and just embrace the view and clear air. This is definitely a road trip where the actual drive is as wonderful as the stops.

Down by the crystal-clear water, a nice picnic with sandwiches, wine and local products will be served. To sit in this environment and eat, is an amazing experience!

You also have the opportunity to swim in the warm water before we continue through this hidden wilderness between the medieval town Silves and Sao Bartolomeu de Messines.

You will have some time to walk around in the picturesque alleys of the cosy villages Paderne and Alte. You can buy local products and feel the atmosphere of the typical Portuguese every day life.

We will have a late lunch in a local restaurant.

We start around 9 am and you will be home again around 6-7 pm. Price and value