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Things to do in Comporta

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Melides: Horse Riding on the Beach with Wine Tasting

1. Melides: Horse Riding on the Beach with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a horseback ride that will connect you with nature. Breathe in the fresh sea air under an immense sky. Explore the woods of Grândola near the coast and discover the local wildlife. Pass through dunes and pine forest of the protected area of Melides. Ride along a beach that stretches out for over 60 kilometers with the ocean at your side. After the beach, you will ride close to the Melides freshwater lagoon, where you will be able to spot a variety of bird species. If selected, at the end of your activity, enjoy a wine tasting session of three different types of wine produced in the region or a barbecue lunch. You can also opt to book a private instructor and enjoy a memorable day with a group of your friends or family.

From Lisbon: Comporta and Setúbal Trip with Horseback Riding

2. From Lisbon: Comporta and Setúbal Trip with Horseback Riding

Take a trip from Lisbon to Setúbal for a day of fun in the sun and the sea. Dive into the town's history and seafaring heritage on a walking tour. Take a ferry ride to the Troia Peninsula dotted with pine forested sand dunes. Then, in Comporta, mount your horse and gallop off to the beach. Explore Setúbal, the most important center of Portugal's fishing industry. Visit the bustling fish market of  Mercado do Livramento, the historic center, the Monastery of Jesus, and the São Filipe Fortress where you can soak in one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Next, head towards Comporta on a 25-minute ferry ride, admiring the beauty of the Troia's coast, one of the world’s longest uninterrupted stretches of sand, and keep your eye peeled for dolphins. Upon arrival in Comporta, a protected natural reserve suspended between sea and rice fields, get ready for horseback riding with instructions from your guide. Ride your horse across rice paddies, pine forests, and sand dunes until you reach the Atlantic coast. At the end of the tour, return to the center of Lisbon in a comfortable minibus. Before bidding farewell to your guide, get recommendations on things to do during the rest of your stay in Lisbon.

Comporta: Guided Horseback Riding Experience

3. Comporta: Guided Horseback Riding Experience

Located just 1 hour away from Lisbon and suspended between the sea and rice fields, Comporta offers a glimpse of paradise. Check out this unique landscape as you ride on horseback with instruction provided by your guide. Head over hills covered with gnarled cork trees, through vivid green rice fields, and past the traditional Comporta cabana where fishermen live. Finally, ride over the dunes and onto the Praia da Torre beach where you can marvel at the sandy Atlantic Coast. This activity is suitable for all skill levels and you don’t need to be a trained horse rider to take part. Your instructor will be able to advise you about the best techniques and help you along the way.

Full Day Private Tour - SW Atlantic Coast from Lisbon

4. Full Day Private Tour - SW Atlantic Coast from Lisbon

Your tour will begin with a pickup up from your hotel, accommodation or ship. As this is a private tour, your itinerary is flexible and you can choose which places you would most like to see, in discussion with your driver. You will start by heading south by the Iron Bridge towards the Melides beach area (an approximately one-hour drive). Next, head further south to Sines (the birthplace of Vasco da Gama), Porto Covo, Milfontes and Zambujeira do Mar beaches. In between these points, depending on your preferences, you’ll have lunch at one of the many restaurants of the region that is known for its fresh fish and exquisite seafood. If weather permits and you wish to, you can also spend some time on one of the many visited beaches. After Zambujeira we will return back to your hotel or accommodation where we will arrive approximately by 6.30 PM.

From Lisbon: Alentejo Coast Private Day Tour

5. From Lisbon: Alentejo Coast Private Day Tour

On this full day tour discover one of Portugal's most beautiful regions: the Alentejo coast, a paradise of wild beaches and unspoilt nature. The Alentejo coast is off the beaten track of mass tourism and uncontrolled urbanism. Much of it is a protected natural area with great biodiversity. The richness of the region lies not only in its beaches and natural beauty. You will find charming villages with narrow streets and white houses, as well as historic sites and characters. You can also enjoy the best of Portuguese gastronomy, especially fresh fish and seafood. Leaving Lisbon, we pass through the old and beautiful town of Alcácer do Sal, with its rice fields and castle, heading towards Comporta beach. Let yourself be dazzled by the fine golden sands and turquoise waters of this famous beach, a small paradise that has become a favourite spot for celebrities, where luxury meets nature conservation. Continue south along the extensive beaches of crystal clear waters to Sines, the historic seaside town where Vasco da Gama, the navigator who discovered India in 1458, was born.There are many typical restaurants here. They offer the best of the sea, but also the flavours of the Alentejo countryside. From the beach of São Torpes to the charming village of Porto Covo, enjoy one of the most beautiful roads in Portugal and be sure to stop at Samoqueira beach, where you can admire magnificent rocks sculpted by the sea. Before returning to Lisbon, we head to Vila Nova de Milfontes, another of the region's highlights, within the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicente Natural Park. Situated at the mouth of the River Mira, it's perfect for a summer holiday, with a huge variety of landscapes and things to do.

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What people are saying about Comporta

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 60 reviews

The horseback riding in Comporta is SO NICE, the color of the water is breathtaking! And the whole experience is worth your time, I recommend it. It was our second time in Lisbon and we would like to try something new, thank you Flavio for the amazing time we had in Portugal!

This was a wonder experience I will never forget. The charming village of Setubal, the amazing views and the funniest horseback ride I never had. Our tour guide, Flavio was extremely professional. Worth your money!! Muito obrigado!!

Superb experience! Very pleasant and relaxing. The guide was super nice. Perfect for people with no riding experience.

Setubal was a surprisingly beautiful town and the horseback riding at Melides tops up this entire experience.

Wonderful guide, beautiful estate and area. Would highly recommend.