Treetop Adventures are apparently really popular in the UK (especially if you look at something like GoApe.co.uk It IS slightly scary, but isn’t it wonderful to be able to conquer your fears? This is what makes it so exciting.
The Algarve isn’t far behind, with three treetop adventure parks situated all across our beautiful region. I went along to check out the treetop adventure park in Albufeira (called Parque Aventura) along with my good friend, Yvette, from OlaLocal.
Treetop Adventure Park
If you have no idea what a treetop adventure is, well… imagine a beautiful secluded forest. The soft glades entice you in, as shafts of sunlight cast warm shapes on the little valleys below towering pine trees. The adventure starts off with an extensive safety chat in order for you to master the art of clipping and un-clipping yourself to cables which take you throughout the adventurous course above the forest. It’s quite a fascinating technique which allows you to be always connected to safety wires while moving from one tree to the next. Zip lines, rope ladders, big rope nets and other well thought out obstacles challenge you on your way through.
Parque Aventura was originally started by two French men who arrived in Portugal and realized there was a definite opportunity to create a treetop adventure park. So they did and one was born up north in Figueira da Foz It was soon followed by three more parks down in the Algarve. There are treetop adventure parks in each of the following towns:
What to do in the Algarve?
There are so many things to do in the Algarve. There are so many activities in fact, that it is tough to choose what to do. Think about the following activities: jeep safaris, motorized buggies, quad tours, walking and hiking, surfing, kite-surfing, paddle-boarding, cooking lessons, painting holidays, theater shows, live music, escape rooms, a vast array of restaurants, bars and cafés and … yes, the beaches! Beaches are perfect for winter walks too. Check my about page for more ideas.
You can add treetop adventures to that growing list of things to do in the Algarve.
Have you ever been on a treetop adventure? Either in the Algarve or anywhere else in the world?