One of the most magical moments you can experience awaits you over a horse. Over the hills covered with gnarled pine trees, through neon-green rice paddies, past the traditional Comporta cabana where fishermen's live, and ultimately over the cinematic dunes and into the Comporta deserted beach, lays the setting for this absolutely incredible tour! Sunset private tours are our recommendation, along with a private photographer or video drone for you to keep the memories alive forever! Group tours, private tours and horseback ridding classes are available. There are horses for all kinds of experience, even if you have never ridden a horse before.
ALENTEJO BY HOT - AIR BALLOON
Alentejo region at a glimpse from above! Up north, the green fields. Further south the golden corn fields, the shades of the cork & olive trees. Travel back in time with the wind and enjoy the charm of the medieval village of Monsaraz, Marvão and the Roman temples of Évora. Witness the wild coastline of the Costa Vicentina to the whitewashed houses of Alcácer do Sal along to the waters of the river Sado.
In the heart of the peninsula, you’ll find one of Portugal’s most engaging and challenging golf courses. Voted one of Continental Europe’s best 10 resorts by Golf World magazine in 2019. A 6-hectar, 18-hole and par 72 golf course alongside the beach with a dazzling views of the ArrábidaMountain. Regardless of your handicap, the Robert Trent Jones Jr. course is ideal for improving your technique and for expecting the best performance.
In the midst of a pine tree forest, with bright green rice fields on the horizon, ending with infinite sand dunes, lays this sanctuary of mindfulness. The style practiced here is Hatha Yoga Flow and Vinyasa with meditation at the beginning and end of each class. Every summer, from June to September, Yoga classes are available.
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In Comporta you’ll find the perfect surfing infrastructure to deliver a memorable experience! Different surf courses are available to cater for different levels of skills. Children, teenagers or even adults are welcome in group or individual private lessons. The surf instructors are accredited by the Sports Institute of Portugal and all their students are covered by their insurance, having access to all the necessary material.
STAND UP PADDLE
This is surely a fun activity for both parents & kids, or friends to enjoy together in the beautiful landscapes around Comporta! You will be able to choose from two different locations (a lagoon in Melides or the rice fields of Carvalhal) and weather you want to join a group class or rather book the activity private just for you and yours!
Some are more than content to enjoy a sommelier-recommended glass of vino, whilst others may wish to improve their knowledge of local wines. If you fall in the latter category, take a break from the vitamin D sunrays of Comporta and enjoy a local wine tasting. The unique soil which is sandy and slightly salted by the sea, along with the coastal climate give birth to a blend of harmonious, soft and easy to drink wine.
Go on an adventure on the sandy beaches or explore the rice fields, whether alone or in family, a pleasant day is guaranteed. These “fatbikes” allow you to explore the surroundings of Comporta without effort, as they are equipped with wide, under-inflated tires, which ensures that you can move easily over all types of terrain- on the beach, rice fields or forest!
Enjoy a wonderful picnic at the beach, rice paddies or even in the comfort of your home. A charming picnic basket will be delivered to the place of your choice along with a healthy meal: that includes: salads, fresh juices, fruits and sandwiches. This is an excellent way to savor a fresh meals in the beauty of the nature!
FARM TO TABLE COOKING EXPERIENCE
This unique gastronomic experience aims to link guests with the terroir through ways of creating food in a conscious and sustainable way. In the morning guests visit an organic farm located in the center of Melides, where together with the Chef, seasonal vegetables and herbs are chosen to later be cooked together. The kitchen? A wild kitchen set up in a Melides barn with a woodfire, handmade barbecue and outdoor stoves. The cooking/ degustation experience includes a three course meal, mineral water, wine and natural squeezed juice.
ARRÁBIDA & SESIMBRA - 6h
(RIBEIRO DO CAVALO BEACH)
Cruise along the coast of Arrábida to one of the most stunning beaches in Portugal: Ribeiro do Cavalo, with crystal clear water & rocky carved cliffs. During the cruise, there will be plenty of stops for photos and swimming. Extras can be requested, such as: special meals, snacks or drinks or water sports material.
SADO RIVER & ALCÁCER DO SAL - 6h
Cruise along the Sado River estuary all the way to the typical and picturesque village of Alcácer do Sal, a heaven for wild life and biodiversity! During the trip, there will be time for many photography & bird watching stops, as well for time for swimming in the Soltróia River. Extras can be requested, such as: special meals, snacks or drinks or water sports material.
SIGHTSEEING DOLPHINS - 4h
The colony of the bottlenose dolphins in the Sado River is quite a special and unique phenomenon, as the river’s estuary is where they call “home”. A 4 hour trip, through the Sado River for dolphin viewing, with a stop in sand bank for some dives & fun! Extras can be requested, such as: special meals, snacks or drinks or water sports material.
SAND BANKS & WATER SPORTS - 4h
Spend an amazing day enjoying the white sand and crystal-clear waters of the sand bank, located at the entrance of the Sado River estuary! On this tour you will have the possibility enjoy some water sports and sightsee some dolphins! Water Ski, Wakeboard and a floater are included in the day, however Stand Up Paddle boards and a Kayak can also be added. For those with less experience, classes will be provided!
ARRÁBIDA & GALAPINHOS - 4h
The 4h boat tour will take you around these stunning and unspoiled beaches of the Arrábida Natural Park, where you enjoy swimming in the turquoise waters. You will have the chance to see the Galapinhos beach, nominated as the “Most beautiful beach of Europe in 2017”, by Europe Best Destinations, due to its beautiful crystal blue waters, unspoiled nature, diverse flora and imposing trees. Lunch at the O Farol Restaurant is recommended, however optional.