Europe isn’t short of fantastic holiday destinations, but for those after some sunshine and escapism, Portugal’s Algarve takes some beating. This is the country’s premier holiday destination and it isn’t hard to see why. It boasts some outstanding beaches and picturesque towns, and there is plenty to keep people entertained.
Whether consumers book package holidays or create their own fitness itineraries, they can have fantastic vacations in this sun-soaked region. Yes indeed, Algarve is a great place for those keen to increase their level of fitness. With mile upon mile of sandy beaches, luscious green forests inland and a warm climate all year round you can enjoy some fantastic activities.
In Algrave, there is a wide range of fitness options to choose from – hiking, pilates, yoga, aqua-fit sessions and personalised fitness sessions, there are also other optional sports and recreations, such as swimming, massage treatments and golf. You could also opt for fitness training in the gym with some jogging, hiking, biking or surfing too.
On the west coast of Portugal, there is a charming hip-farmhouse retreat where you can enjoy a healthy break and enjoy activities such as surfing, hiking and yoga to keep your fitness levels up. Meanwhile, those after a more peaceful break can head for quiet castle towns inland, as well as the hillsides and stretches of shoreline that are still untouched by development. These are all great locations to practice yoga. The quaint town of Monchique offers excellent walking trails over the surrounding wooded countryside. Also worth a look is Tavira, which is set along a river and has a laid-back feel. In the east of the region, it’s as though time has stood still and there are lots of small, authentic guesthouses for travellers to enjoy.
It’s also worth noting that on the rugged west coast, surfers are drawn to towns like Sagres and Carrapateira. The western Algarve is buffeted by the power of the Atlantic and here it is all about nature. Alongside surfing, cliff-top walks and trail and nature walks are highly recommended, for a great fitness holiday to Algrave.