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Buggies!The Algarve countryside is ideal to enjoy any form of off roading and buggy safaris. The terrain can vary depending on location and weather, b...

Off Road


The Algarve countryside is ideal to enjoy any form of off roading and buggy safaris. The terrain can vary depending on location and weather, but good fun is always assured. Algarve Buggy Safaris are a really great way to get close to the countryside and the real Portugal. You will get dirty so bring older clothes, but it is all part of the Buggy safari experience.  



Karting and Go-karting is a popular activity here, the great weather means that the out door courses are good to go all year. Karting in the Algarve is popular with families and also with groups. Hen and Stag groups love to spend a competitive day Karting in the Algarve! the pictures alone are priceless!.  




A Brief History of the Algarve

The history of the Algarve region in southern Portugal is long and varied, with evidence of human settlement dating back to prehistoric times. Here is a brief overview of the history of the Algarve:






Prehistoric times:

The Algarve was inhabited by various prehistoric peoples, including the Neolithic people who left behind megalithic monuments such as the Alcalar Megalithic Monuments.

Roman period:

The Romans occupied the Algarve in the 2nd century BC, and the region became an important center for salt production and fishing. The Romans left behind many ruins, including the Milreu Roman Ruins and the Vilamoura Roman Villa.

Visigothic and Moorish period:

The Visigoths conquered the Algarve in the 5th century AD, but they were eventually driven out by the Moors in the 8th century. The Moors ruled the region for over 500 years, and their influence can still be seen in the architecture, language, and culture of the region today.

Reconquista and Portuguese period:

The Algarve was conquered by the Portuguese during the Reconquista in the 13th century. The region became an important center for maritime trade, with many seafaring explorers hailing from the Algarve. During the 16th century, the region suffered from pirate attacks and invasions by foreign powers such as the British and Dutch.

Modern period:

In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Algarve experienced significant economic growth, particularly in the tourism industry. Today, the Algarve is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, with millions of visitors coming to enjoy its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and rich cultural heritage. 

The history of the Algarve is a long and complex one, with influences from various civilizations and cultures throughout the ages. Today, the region is a vibrant and dynamic destination, blending its rich history with modern amenities and attractions.