SUP Holidays in the Algarve – Portugal
Perfect for couples and families or groups, from complete beginners looking to try a new sport, to experienced paddlers wanting the opportunity to explore a new location by SUP.
PRICES from £199
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SUP Holiday Package (from £599)
The beautiful medieval town of Silves is located in the Algarve region of Portugal. As the former capital of the Algarve, Silves is still an influential area and one filled with historical significance. The enchanting town, with its abundance of orange and lemon trees, sits on the banks of the Arade River (“Rio Arade”). Silves has a very pretty central square, with palms and flowers, beautiful gardens, and a newly paved river front. Cobbled streets are lined with numerous cafés with outside seating offering lovely river views. The importance of Silves lay in the fact that it was the main access to the inland areas of the Algarve because of its river location, although the river is now too silted up for large vessels to use. This riverside town is still in close proximity to the stunning Southern Coast of the Algarve, offering a vast expanse and diversity of water to SUP on.
Your hosts and guides at Algarve SUP are all fully qualified (ASI) instructors. Their knowledge of the local area is extensive, this has allowed them to design an itinerary which ensures you experience all aspects of the water that this region has to offer, from dams, to the nearby coast, to the challenges of local rivers. Along the way, you will learn much of the local history of the area, whilst at the same time improving your stand up paddle boarding skills and general fitness. Owner operators, Nick and Pedro and their staff are English speaking and stock their SUP school with quality equipment. Their main priorities are safety and to ensure you experience all that their region has to offer by way of SUP.
Accommodation is at Tapada do Gramacho a boutique guest house, located on the outskirts of Silves, offering the feel of a traditional rustic Portuguese farm combined with modern comforts and luxury. All rooms are en suite. Occasionally the Agua Riverside Hotel is used as alternative accommodation. This is of a similar standard to the above.
Breakfast is provided each day at the guest house. There is a communal kitchen and a barbeque area also available for guest use, should you wish to prepare your own evening meals. An honesty bar is stocked with plenty of local wines, beers and other refreshments. Lunch is provided each day (excluding arrival/departure days) – this will be a picnic style meal which will include a selection of soft drinks/water.
The nearest airport is Faro Airport (FAO). Regular flights are available from most UK airports. Transfers are included at set times – the transfer to your accommodation takes approx. 45mins. Private transfers are by arrangement and would incur an additional cost. Once your booking is confirmed, we advise that you book flights to arrive Faro before 11:00and depart from Faro after 10:00. Weather
The weather in this region of Portugal makes it the perfect location to host SUP Holidays in the Algarve! Boasts a fantastic all year round climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year, clear blue skies and minimal rainfall. Strongly influenced by both the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas and its proximity to North Africa, you can expect to enjoy mild winters and long, hot summers in the Algarve. July is the hottest month in this region of the Algarve, with an average temperature of 24°C (74°F) and the coldest is January at 12°C (54°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 12 in August.
Children and teenagers aged 12 years and over are accepted on our SUP Holidays in the Algarve, provided they are supervised by an accompanying parent/guardian.
SUP Holidays in the Algarve – 3 Paddle Days (5 Days/4 Nights) Prices from £ 599
Inclusions: Transfers at set times to and from Faro Airport; 4 night’s accommodation (based on two sharing), breakfast, lunch and softdrinks/water during activities; Tuition and guiding; All SUP equipment; Transport to/from each day’s activity. Exclusions: Flights; lunch on arrival and departure day; single person supplement; dinner; alcoholic beverages; gratuities.
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SUP Holidays in the Algarve – Paddle Days (7 Days/6 Nights) Prices from £ 799
Inclusions: Transfers at set times to and from Faro Airport; 6 night’s accommodation (based on two sharing), breakfast, lunch and softdrinks/water during activities; Tuition and guiding; All SUP equipment; Transport to/from each day’s activity. Exclusions: Flights; lunch on arrival and departure day; single person supplement; dinner; alcoholic beverages; gratuities.
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