Follow us into past centuries and millions of years and discover with us the geological and cultural heritage of the Algarve!
On the “Steps & Stones” countryside tours, you will witness how the earth has been shaped over the course of millions of years, and how layers of rocks have formed and then been eroded.
We dive into a long-gone sea, find fossilized animals such as corals, snails, and shells that lived ages ago in reefs and on the bottom, and can put our hands on deposits of the supercontinent Pangea. You see solidified lava flows that originated from massive volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.
The Algarve coast allows us to obtain an excellent perception of what is under our feet. We can appreciate the exposed rocks on the cliffs, gnawed by the continuous attacks of the sea waves, and learn how the power of the eternal “element” water creates the unique landscape of the Ria Formosa.