Enough of obligations, timetables or appointments: don’t feel guilty and dedicate yourself to the dolce fare niente. If your idea of holidays and escape goes beyond sitting in an armchair, seize the opportunity to be aware of nature and contact with it. In the cities almost nothing but the sun, the rain, the heat or the cold make us notice the rhythm of the four seasons. Here it’s different: enjoy the animals, the plants, the colours, the senses, the breeze.
 

• ARTS AND CRAFTS and DONKEY RIDES:

The artisan Elsa Ribeiro from Burros & Artes brings creativity to the cerca do sul with some activities of painting, pottery, and art nature. Let your kids busy and relax or have fun with them!
With Burros Arts surprise yourself and have fun with your family or group of friends, going on a donkey ride on the hills of Aljezur, with picnic, swim in the dam and optional yoga session.
http://burros-artes.blogspot.com/



• BOAT TRIPS DUCA
Fishing, boat rental with crew, boat trips on the river and the sea.
Do not miss the ride on the River Mira, one of the most untouched and preserved in Europe.
www.duca.pt


• BICYCLE
:
Take one of our four bikes and ride around, it’s only a moment to the beach and it’s flat!
Note: we only have adults bikes, don’t forget to bring your childrens’.
For road, touring, tandem or children’s bikes, contact Cycling Rentals and mention ‘Cerca do Sul’ for a 10% discount on bicycle rental.
http://www.aventuractiva.pt/



• CHOCOLATE FACTORY - CHOCOLATES DA BEATRIZ
Small chocolate factory in Odemira with wonderful chocolates and candies!
From Tuesday to Saturday 10h-13h/16h-19h
www.chocolatesdebeatriz.com


• HORSEBACK RIDING
In the beach or in the countryside
http://herdadepessegueiro.typepad.com/
www.algarvetrail.com/#Home


• MASSAGES:
Select a relaxing massage, lasting about 60 minutes.
http://eusouyoga.blogspot.com (40€)
http://cercadosul.blogspot.com/2010/02/quiromassagem-na-cerca-do-sul.html (40€ - 50€)


• OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

We work together with Ecotrails and Mundo Montado that develop activities like canoeing, valuing cultural activities, nature tourism and hiking.
http://www.ecotrails.info/#English



• SPA:
Visit Zmar’s Spa, the first Europe’s eco camping resort, located in Zambujeira do Mar’s surroundings, and benefit from a 10% discount. Believe it, you will feel like new in this spa and during winter it feels even.
http://www.zmar.eu/34/zpa.htm



• SURF:
Book a lesson or surf course (see section 'learn and surf')


• YOGA CLASSES:
Available for a minimum of 2 persons, during summer held in the grass, during winter in the lounge (30€/class).
http://albergueyogi.blogspot.pt/