Google Trends data shows that post-pandemic solo travel has risen by 761%. And solo travel isn’t just for singles. According to online travel agent Opodo.com, 2023 travel trends show 41% prefer to travel alone with many wanting to be in control of decision-making, a chance to linger for hours in a museum or a hike to the top of a mountain; giving people time for personal reflection and growth.
The Algarve region of Portugal boasts a rich and vibrant culture that has been shaped by its geography, history, and people. It is also a food lover’s paradise, boasting a rich culinary heritage which has been influenced by its long Atlantic coastline, Moorish ancestry and sunny climate.
Prepare yourself for a solo journey of a lifetime around the Algarve.
Experience a wine tour – Reconnect with nature during a guided tour of Morgado do Quintao, a family owned vineyard and farm stay experience. Uncover the secrets of wine making and explore the secrets of the estate, while you savour cheese and charcuterie from local producers under the 2000-year-old olive tree that overlooks the old Negramole vines. This trip is perfect for those who are looking to make some new friends on their solo trip. Farmers Table: Duration: Approximately 2.5 hrs / Prices from €60.00/£51.00 per person with tours operated by appointment only. https://www.morgadodoquintao.pt/en/wine-experiences
Surfs up – The Algarve is renowned for its surf spots, like Praia do Amado and Praia do Zavial. The Freeride Surf School is no ordinary surf camp as their dedicated surf coaches are equipped with the best knowledge and skills to give you all the instruction and confidence you need to take to the waves. Alternatively, the surf camp also offers personalised private lessons. Duration: Choose from 1, 3 or 6 days of group lessons. / Prices start from €65/£55 for 1 day to €325/£280 for 6 days between March to December. https://frsurf.com/surf-school/
Fitness, Mindfulness & Wellness:
Relax and unwind – Refresh body and mind by experiencing a new health and wellness sensation at the Praia do Canal Nature Resort, located within the Vicentine Coast Natural Park of 74,000 hectares of rolling hills, marshland, imposing cliffs, rocky coves and broad beaches. The Resort takes a holistic approach to wellbeing and caters to those seeking to relax and restore body and mind, or for those who are wanting to enhance their physical fitness during their solo trip.
So, whether you wish to pamper yourself with the treatments and therapies available, experience a yoga and meditation session, or simply enjoy the natural surroundings, the resort has it all.
Duration: 90 mins Esteva Spa Signature Message from €95 /£80 per person. Stay at resort is approx €258 / per night based on two adults sharing a deluxe natural park view. Price based on November 2023 travel. https://www.praiadocanal.pt/