The Silver Coast of Portugal is a sportsman’s paradise with its unspoilt coastline, mountains and pine forests there is something for everybody and for all abilities from beginner to the advanced. The diversity of sports available on the Silver Coast is also second to none from quiet pursuits like beach fishing and hiking to the more extreme sports like surfing and hang gliding.

Silver Coast - KitesurfingWe would like to give you just a flavour of what is available, but suggest the best way to discover all the excitement this area has to offer is to visit the Silver Coast for yourself. Located within easy access of Portugal’s capitol city Lisbon there are flight connections available from most European cities and too many other major cities throughout the world, making the journey to one of Europe’s best kept secrets easy and usually very affordable.

From the UK Lisbon is served by British Airways, TAP Air Portugal and the low-cost carrier Easyjet with flights available throughout the year from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton as well as several other major cities. Flying into Oporto is another option although the transfer time to the Silver Coast is somewhat longer, this is served additional by Ryanair from several UK airports including London Stansted.

Golf: A popular pastime for many and whilst Portugal is well known for the quality and number of golf courses it has to offer, most golfers tend to visit the Algarve and Lisbon area. However; Golf on the silver coast is growing with many great courses in the area already including Praia del Rey and Bom Sucesso, both 18 hole par 72 courses and more being built and planned in the near future.

Horse Riding: With miles of unspoilt beaches and forests to explore and with lessons available for beginners, along with riding tours for the advanced this area offers everything for those with an equestrian interest.

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Watersports:  As you can imagine being located on the Atlantic coast the area offers every imaginable water sport from the thrill of surfing some of the best waves in the world at Nazare, to the safety of more sheltered waters on the lagoon at Obidos and the bay of Sao Martinho. The Silver Coast is truly a very special place when it comes to enjoying yourself in the water with lessons available for most sports too.

Here is a list of just a few of the options available to whet your appetite is below:

  • ·         Surfing
  • ·         Body Boarding
  • ·         Kite Surfing
  • ·         Sailing
  • ·         Windsurfing
  • ·         Water Skiing
  • ·         Jet Skiing
  • ·         Stand up Paddling

Cycling: Another popular activity on the Silver Coast, with miles of safe cycle tracks for the road cycling, many of which are ideal for the family. For the more adventurous the mountains and pine forests provide plenty of scope for mountain bikers of all standards, the silver coast really has something for every biker.

Fishing: The area offers a wide range of fishing opportunities Beach fishing is very popular along with Sea fishing (subject to weather conditions). There are also plenty of rivers and lakes for those who prefer fresh water fishing. A Fishing license is required though and they can easily be purchased at any MultiBanco (ATM) located in most towns throughout Portugal.

Silver Coast RaftingMountain Pursuits: For the adrenaline junkies among us the Montejunto Mountains offer plenty of thrilling activities in addition to calmer pursuits like hiking or walking, they include:

  • ·         Canyoning
  • ·         Canoeing/Kayaking
  • ·         Climbing
  • ·         Hang Gliding
  • ·         Paragliding
  • ·         Rafting

Hopefully we have whet your appetite just a little for the Silver Coast and everything that it has to offer, in addition that is to the beautiful beaches,culture, great food and wine of the region that is!

So if you’re considering a holiday to the Silver Coast of Portugal please contact the team at World of Transport Travel via their website at: http://wottravel.co.uk and let us help you plan that dream adventure holiday in Portugal.   

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