Travellers visiting the Algarve region in southern Portugal will get much more from their holiday if they are willing to be bold and explore, according to the local tourist board.
Martina Kerk, 'sun and sea' product manager at the Algarve Promotion Bureau, pointed out that weather should not be a problem for people planning to embark on an outdoor adventure during their break, with the destination boasting average temperatures of 20 degrees C.
She recommended heading inland, away from tourist resorts on the coast, and seeing some of the scenery on offer along walking trails such as the Via Algarviana and Rota da Cortica.
'Taste the wines, the rich gastronomy and delicious seafood prepared in a traditional "cataplana",' added Ms Kerk.
'Head to the lesser-known western Algarve, into the hills of Monchique, and experience local cultures and traditions in the small towns and villages.'
Flights to Faro, the gateway to southern Portugal, are available with Monarch Airlines, easyJet and British Airways, among other carriers.
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