Things to do in Paderne

Our most recommended things to do in Paderne

Albufeira: Off-Road Buggy Tour and Visit to Paderne Castle

1. Albufeira: Off-Road Buggy Tour and Visit to Paderne Castle

Discover the Algarve countryside on a buggy ride experience departing from Albufeira. These carefully selected off-road trails are suitable for all levels of experience. Soak up the scenic views as you cover a wide variety of terrain and observe the beauty of the unspoiled landscapes of the Algarve and surrounding hills. As a special highlight, stop at the historic Paderne Castle, an ancient fortification that was constructed in the 12th century by Berbers.

From Albufeira: 4x4 Off-Road Safari & Vineyard Wine Tasting

2. From Albufeira: 4x4 Off-Road Safari & Vineyard Wine Tasting

Cross picturesque villages, orange groves, and dense forests of cork oak on this off-roading adventure in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle on this day trip from Albufeira. Delight your senses with a tasting experience at a local winery.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your doorstep in Albufeira. Expereince the thrill of getting off the-beaten-track as you drive off-road. Explore forests and admire sublime views as you traverse hills and valleys. See native cork trees and learn a bit about the cork process along the way. Learn the region's culture from a local. Pass through rolling vineyards where grapes ripen to perfection in the Portuguese sun.  Stop in a local winery to savor several wines that are prepared with fresh bread, cheese, jams, and smoked ham. Return to your accommodation in Albufeira a the end of your day trip. 

From Albufeira: Half-Day Buggy Adventure Tour

3. From Albufeira: Half-Day Buggy Adventure Tour

From asphalt and gravel roads to mountain tracks and rocky paths, you'll get the thrill of driving a buggy on a range of terrains and always surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Soak up sweeping views as you rumble along rural trails and benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide. Want more? Spend more time buggy riding on the trail than on any other off-road guided adventure tour. Rumble through off-road trails and observe the beauty of our untouched nature. Stops are made for photography sights and relax time. A tour filled with adrenaline and fun riding a buggy in the Algarve countryside!

From Albufeira: Half-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

4. From Albufeira: Half-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

Discover inland locations not easily accessible on foot or by public transport on a half-day ATV tour of the Algarve countryside from Albufeira. Soak up sweeping views as you rumble along rural trails and benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide.  Spend more time riding as you rumble through off-road trails and observe the beauty of the untouched nature. As a special highlight, visit the historic Paderne Castle, an ancient fortification constructed in the 12th century by Berbers.  Along the way, stops are made for photography and time to relax time. The trails are sure to be challenging for all levels of experience.

Albufeira: Full Day Off-Road Buggy Tour with Lunch & Guide

5. Albufeira: Full Day Off-Road Buggy Tour with Lunch & Guide

Ride a buggy off-road and discover the most wonderful hidden treasures of the Algarve region: picturesque traditional villages, orange groves, cork oak forests, visit to a Castle and much more. The panoramic views will amaze your expectations along hills and valleys, crossing challenges for all driving levels. Lunch will take place at Quinta do Freixo (a wonderful farm with an area of around 800Ha), located in the heart of the Algarve and is dedicated to activities ranging from Agriculture and Livestock to the Production of Traditional Products and Rural Tourism. The whole area is certified in organic production mode. Participants will have here the opportunity to try some delicious jams among the following flavors: pumpkin, fig, orange, pumpkin with almond, green tomato, apricot, tomato and then enjoy a fabulous lunch with traditional food (options for vegetarian too). If the participants want to buy any of these products (jams and liqueurs), they can do it directly on the farm during the stop which is always a great souvenir to surprise family and friends back home.

From Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Tour with Tastings

6. From Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Jeep Tour with Tastings

Head off the beaten path to explore the most beautiful landscapes, regional architecture, and gastronomical tastes of the Algarve on this sunset Jeep tour starting in Albufeira. Stop for a swim, taste local products, and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. Starting with pickup in Albufeira, visit the ancient villages, passing streams and the spectacular scenery of Algarve. Stop at a local river for a swim, then visit a small Moorish farm to taste the famous medronho, liqueurs, and honey. As you explore, discover local customs such as cork making and learn about the traditions of rustic villages from your expert guide who knows about the local history, nature, lifestyle, and landscape.

Albufeira: Off-road Quad Bike Adventure

7. Albufeira: Off-road Quad Bike Adventure

Do something unique, get off the beaten track, and trek over rocky laneways on this off-road quad biking adventure. Begin your tour with a safety briefing to ensure that you are entirely comfortable with your quad and ready for a great day out. Choose from a 1-person or 2-person ATV. Start the tour on top of the windmill hill in Paderne and drive over quiet country lanes and dirt tracks until you arrive at the 12th-century Paderne Castle and learn about the history of the area from your knowledgeable tour guide. Continue over non-paved roads and ride through the local orchards such as orange and lemon groves and down woodland paths surrounded by olive, fig, almond, and carob trees. Stop along the way for photo opportunities, a stretch, and refreshments (included). Twist and turn through the countryside on a diversity of back roads of the Algarve before heading up the mountain again back to Paderne, taking in the remarkable scenery surrounding you.

Full-Day Jeep Safari Algarve Moments

8. Full-Day Jeep Safari Algarve Moments

This is the best choice to visit the countryside of Algarve all year round. Enjoy a guided tour of the history and charms of the Algarve while visiting the emblematic castle of Paderne, which is one of the seven castles represented on the flag of Portugal. See old water systems and food production as well as all-terrain paths with breathtaking landscapes from Albufeira to Alte, unique locations in the hearth of Algarve. Enjoy stops in the villages with the opportunity to experiment and learn about varied Algarve products Enjoy a water spring where you can swim and refresh. In this tour you will also have a stop for lunch, in the village of Alte. You can not be on holiday in the Algarve without doing one of these jeeps safaris.

From Albufeira: Full-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

9. From Albufeira: Full-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

Experience the adrenaline rush of driving a quad off-road in the countryside of the Algarve. After an all-important safety briefing at the base, you and your guide will head out into the countryside. Cover a variety of terrains with panoramic views, steep inclines where your skills will be proven, and cross streams and riverbeds (depending on the time of year).   As a special addition, you’ll also take a short drive through two typical towns of the interior of Algarve: Paderne and Alte. Enjoy lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant and see the historic Paderne Castle, an ancient fortification constructed in the 12th century by Berbers, or visit the famous Alte Natural Springs. Get a marvelous view of your surroundings from the Old Windmills at Rocha da Pena. You will return to your starting point in the afternoon.

Albufeira: Private Countryside Tour

10. Albufeira: Private Countryside Tour

Enjoy a hotel pick-up in Albufeira, sit back in the tuk-tuk, and relax on a sightseeing tour of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Visit the charming village of Paderne and visit its old Moorish castle. See the windmill and the old village church. Discover the village of Alte and its beautiful fields of olive, almond, carob, and orange trees. Discover the natural spring pool and have a swim. Stop for ice cream or a drink at one of the local cafes.

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What people are saying about Paderne

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 513 reviews

Brilliant value for money. We did the 1.5 hour tour on a buggy - half way you stopped at a castle with 10 minutes to walk around, take photos & get a drink. Our guide was Tomas and he was professional, helpful and friendly. Only advice - don’t wear good clothes - we got very dusty but as expected!

absolutely lived it! our guide George was so nice and a real laugh! And the wine was gorgeous, we brought home a few cheeky bottles! Loved the tour and the history and made some friends.

Just perfect! Clear recommendation! The guides are super nice and explain everything super simply. In case of problems, they help directly. One of our highlights!

Had a great time riding with Tomas. He was informative and entertaining. The different terrain was fun and exciting. The views and scenery were terrific.

Nice tour, 80% unpaved, a lot of height difference and also parts really fast. Definitely worth money.