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Here you will find actual information about what's going on in the Algarve, including our own personal impressions and experiences. We are looking forward to your comments!

Rota Vicenina Maintenance & Volunteering

The Rota Vicentina team is announcing new hiking trails and inviting volunteers to participate in the various annual maintenance activities. For more information follow this link or sen an e-mail to: voluntariado@rotavicentina.com 02/04 - Arrifana » Bordeira, 19 km (Caminhada de Manutenç...

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Caterpillar Alarm

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | Nature
Caterpillar Alarm

In March/April the caterpillars of the pine processionary are leaving their “tents” in the tree top of their host and move down the trunk in one or several rows like a procession to pupate on the ground or below the surface. When the adult animals hatch out in the end of the summer, they live...

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Burning debris and land cleaning

Saturday, 16 February 2019 | Nature
Burning debris and land cleaning

Last year over half the fires was caused by the uncontrolled burning of land - either burning of debris or the extensive burning of land. To better control these activities, a new online system of the INCF (Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas) has been established, replacing the...

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Albufeira and Barragem de Bravura

Saturday, 02 February 2019 | Nature
Albufeira and Barragem de Bravura

On a cold, windy but sunny Saturday in the beginning of February 2019 we made a trip to the dam and water reservoir of Odiaxere with the dam "Barragem de Bravura". Enjoy some photos of the already blossoming nature, of pine trees with "tents" of the larvae of the pine processionary (caterp...

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Beginning of spring 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | Nature
Beginning of spring 2017

Since yesterday, March 20, 2017 at 11.29 a.m. the calendar officially confirms what all of us living in the Algarve know for quite a while - it's spring ! Please enjoy photos from walking our dogs in the meadows of Quinta das Andorinhas. ...

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Feira Jardinagem Mediterrânica 2016

Sunday, 30 October 2016 | Nature
Feira Jardinagem Mediterrânica 2016

In 2016 the museum of traditional costumes (Museu do Traje) in São Brás de Alportel was the venue of the popular Mediterranean Gardener Autumn Fair, organized by the Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal - MGAP with the support of the Amigos do Museu, São Brás de Alportel. T...

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Walking in the Barrocal in September

Thursday, 22 September 2016 | Nature
Walking in the Barrocal in September

After the hottest summer ever, the flora in the Barrocal region of the Algarve has almost faded away. Only the evergreen carob and olive trees, migled with wild pistachio and other shrubs, add a little colour to the earthy-brown of the landscape. However, at the second look, you may still find some vital sign...

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Pentecost 2016

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Nature
Pentecost 2016

This year the precipitation during the winter season in the Algarve was significantly below average, but in early May we suffered from heavy rain falls together with thunder storms, flooding parts of the cities of Faro and Olhão. Fortunately the day before Pentecost the weather cleared up, so that we c...

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NO to oil explorations in the Algarve

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | Nature
NO to oil explorations in the Algarve

ASMAA - Algarve Surf and Marine Activities Association is a private not-for-profit association complying with its statuary objectives of supporting the Algarve tourism driven sectors using the sea and marine activities as tools of sustainability. In addition ASMAA strongly supports the environment, with a spe...

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