Travelers often struggle finding thrilling adventures in different areas of the world. Tripio is here to help with that! You may not think of Portugal as an adrenaline pumping adventure destination. Let us prove you wrong. Portugal as a matter of fact has some of the most incredible natural features in the world. Rocky cliff coastlines, skyscraping mountains, jaw-dropping viewpoints and so much more. From the North to the South, Portugal is lined up with joyous adventures for all types of travelers. Tripio has come together to create this bucket list for the most thrilling adventure for every kind of traveler. Everything from chill-out type adventures to the most blood rushing experiences. Pick and choose which of these you want to add as you create your personal custom travel itinerary on the Tripio App. Your vacation just got a whole lot better, discover the greatest adventures in Portugal!
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What better way to start off than with perhaps the most thrilling adventure in Coastal Europe. Nazare Bay is the Big Wave Surfing Capital of the world. Globally renowned surfers travel from across the world to get a taste of these massive white capped waves. For those not planning to surf, a popular lookout point with a lighthouse is open for tourists to come and watch the big Kahuna’s take on Nazare Bay. Whether you are suiting up and diving in, or hanging back to watch the show, the adrenaline rush experience at Nazare is like no other.
Cabo da Roca is perhaps the most beautiful natural region of Portugal. The region of Cabo da Roca is regarded as the most Western tip of not only Portugal, but of the entire Eurasian continent. Check out these cliffs and viewpoints of the cool jewel Atlantic Ocean. At its most visited area is a small red lighthouse that dates back to the 18th-century. Cabo da Roca is always a hit destination with travelers. If you are only planning on visiting Portugal once in your life, this is a bucket list destination that you will want to add to your vacation itinerary. Once you see Cabo da Roca, you’ll be planning your next vacation (or two!) to Portugal.
One of Portugal’s finest hidden gems is the Evora Chapel of Bones. This ominous attraction is a hit with first time visitors. The Chapel of Bones is a 16th-century tomb-like chapel constructed entirely out of human bones. The bones were collected from neighboring cemeteries that were taking up valuable space during a time of industrial expansion. Looking for a unique way to spice up your custom itinerary? Be sure to add this activity on the Tripio App. Touring this destination sends chills down its visitors’ spines. A perfect spooky adventure to amp up your vacation.
One of the nation’s most popular natural features is the Ponta da Piedade. This destination resides along the Southern tip of Portugal in a town called Lagos. Descend down the famous stone stairway into a rocky and ocean-filled adventure. Ponta da Piedade is one of the most photographed destinations in Portugal, and rightfully so. A boat tour through Ponta da Piedade is what travelers have called a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”. Kayaking through Ponta da Piedade has also become a wildly popular way to tour. There is adventure everywhere you look at this exciting location. Truly something from another world. Adventure enthusiasts, be sure to add Ponta da Piedade to your custom itinerary that you create on the Tripio App.
Another one of Portugal’s under-the-radar hidden gems is the rocky cliffside beach of Praia de Carriagem. This coastal destination always leaves a smile on its visitors’ faces. Known for its incredible sunsets and iconic wooden stairway that leads down to its shoreline. To escape the dense crowds at many of Portugal’s other marvelous destinations, Tripio highly recommends venturing to Praia de Carriagem. Stroll around the rocky beaches and see what is out there for you! The adventure awaits.
To finish us off easily we have the Capela do Senhor da Pedra. This destination is for all you romantics out there. Where else can you find such a charming little chapel nestled on a white sand beach along the coastline of the Atlantic? Nowhere! This is an easygoing adventure for the travelers looking to add just a little bit of spice to their vacation in Portugal. Combines art, history, culture and adventure all into one activity. Take a few photos and stroll along the beautiful beaches of Southern Portugal.
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All of these activities and more can be discovered on the Tripio App! Travel has never been easier.
-Matthew Knotek, Tripio Guru