Ria Formosa Natural Park

This route was made by MegaSport and passes through Natural Park "Ria Formosa", allowing anyone to discover some of the exotic species that exists in this area of the Algarve.

This route starts from Quinta do Lago, and goes straight to the Ria Formosa Natural Park. You can enjoy a tour next to the river, where you can see various exotic birds, such as (Flamingo, Purple Callinuk, Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Grey hebon, Collared Pratincole, White Stork and others) and also other animals (such as Chameleon, Turtle and Otter). Next you cycle to Faro Island where you can see a fishermen quarter and their way of life. From here you have a fantastic view to the beach.

To finish, you can visit the Salt Marshes and see roman ruins. All this in a ride that you can do with your entire family. Enjoy these unforgettable moments!!


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This is the map to print with the nature route .

Some of the Species in Ria Formosa:

Aproximated number of Species in Ria Formosa:

-693 species of plants
-288 of molluscs
-79 of fishes
-15 of reptiles
-11 of anphibians
-214 of birds
-18 of mammals
-8 of Arachníds (spiders)
-5 of Crustaceans (lobster, crab, etc.)
-6 of annelids (earthworms)

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos Wigeon - Anas Penelope

Common Ringed Plover - Charadrius hiaticulao Common Teal - comum Anas crecca

Flamingo Purple Swamphen

Chameleon Crab Uca Tangeri

Our Flyer

Tour details:

- Periodicity: Everyday

- Start time: 09h30 next to the lake in Quinta do Lago.

- Approximate Duration: between 3 and 4 hours
Includes stops to observation and photos.

- Full Distance of the tour: Around 20km
Accessible to persons of all ages and physical conditions.

- Guide language: English

- Allows to observe: lakes, ria, marsh, dunes, forest, beach, salt marshes, Roman ruins of salting tanks, tortoises, several bird species including flamingos, small fishermen viillage and also a golf court, gardens and luxury villas.

- Number of participants: Minimum 1, Maximum 100.
For reservations with a minimum of 30 days in advance or if the demand justifies, we can increase the maximum number of participants, or carry on the activities several days a week.

- Transfer Schedules:
1 Armação de Pêra Zone - 08h00
2 Albufeira Zone - 08h30
3 Vilamoura Zone -09h00
4 Cabanas (Tavira) Zone - 8h00

Term: Minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Download the registration form here

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