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Itinerary
Meet your guide near the Faro airport at a predetermined time or at your Algarve hotel for a pickup (if upgrade selected). Then begin your birdwatching tour by Segway at Ria Formosa Natural Park.

First, listen to a safety briefing that explains how to operate your electric self-balancing Segway. Then, strap on your helmet and cruise to Ria Formosa Natural Park, while savoring scenic coastal views along the way. See the Park’s marshes, freshwater lagoons, and tidal flats that comprise this important tranquil habitat. Learn about the hundreds of species that live here during spring and autumn migration periods.

Traverse nature and wildlife surroundings along smooth trails and paths. Then, zip over to Ludo for the park’s best birdwatching. Gaze into your binoculars and scan lush ecosystems for vibrant rosy-pink flamingos and purple swamphen preening their plumage. Listen as your guide explains how the park’s system of barrier islands communicates with the sea and makes a perfect home to its feathered inhabitants.

Continue birdwatching in the Algarve while searching for more unusual species and rare specimens until your 1.5 hours comes to a close. Then, drop off your Segway and return to your departure point.
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Algarve By Segway
Overview
Experience nature up close and personal on a Segway, during this 1.5-hour birdwatching tour in Ria Formosa Natural Park, departing from Faro. The beauty of the Algarve is in its iconic landscapes and untouched marshes. During this tour, explore Ria Formosa Natural Park and spot native and migratory birds feeding in freshwater lagoons, tidal flats and other ecosystems. Catch glimpses of flamingos, the rare purple swamphen, and other bird species as you learn about their natural habitat from your expert guide. This nature and wildlife tour also offers an optional pickup and drop-off from your Algarve hotel.
Highlights
  • 1.5-hour guided Segway tour of Ria Formosa Natural Park near Faro
  • Glide past unspoiled coastal terrain that is known for its abundant flora and fauna
  • Discover more about the unique coastal landscapes, which include lagoons, marshes and tidal flats
  • Use binoculars to try and spot birds, such as flamingos and purple swamphens
  • Learn more about the various bird species from an expert guide
  • Upgrade to include pickup and drop-off from your Algarve hotel
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Best trip we've done this holiday

Did the Ria Formosa tour today with Nelson as our guide. We were a group of 5 and a mix of adults and children (youngest 10). The whole experience was great from start to finish, very welcoming, helped us to build confidence on the segways...More

Thank CELPASCOE
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience

First time on a segway, but it was very easy to control. Instructor was very helpful and described some local stories. Beautiful location, and this is a fabulous way of going throw it. Highly recommended!

Thank Jorge L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very friendly

Excellent service and exceptionally nice Guide. Kids really enjoyed the trip . Would recommend for couples or families

Thank HOTELUSER1079
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Definetly our best holiday event

As a family with three girls (10, 14, 17 years) we went through a beautiful landscape with a smart and well-informed guide. At the beginning we were a bit afraid, wheather we would manage to hold the balance. But we got an excellent training and...More

Thank Annabellaminze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
So Personal, Such a good tour guide!

Comments Having done this tour many times, our tour guide Nelson still remembered us, and having done this exact tour, he allowed us less time to try out the Segway and more time to do a different and more enjoyable route which was around some...More

Thank Cameron D
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