Paintballs, zip wires and caves – adrenaline rush in Algarve

Abseil Trip, ©lanz/Flickr

Abseil Trip, ©lanz/Flickr

All who are in a desperate need for adrenaline rush will be able to find some in Algarve region. There are opportunities for those who are just looking for some excitement but for those as well who feel fearless and indomitable. If you like adventures we recommend you to try a paintball fight with your friends in the woods. Can hurt a bit but it’s definitely a lot of fun if you have a good strategy.

There are other opportunities for adrenaline junkies, such as abseiling and zip wire. Hanging on a wire and sliding across the Algarve region might provide you the best view. In case you are scared of heights and paint bullets there is always caving as another choice. Discover the mysterious underworld and its natural wonders.

Paintball

Paintball, ©virginsuicide photography/Flickr

Paintball, ©virginsuicide photography/Flickr

Counter Strike can be fun but it always stays on the screen, not paintball however. Use your strategic skills and colored ammunition to capture the flags and defeat your enemies! Paintball is a perfect game for a group of people to learn how to work as one team. In Algarve there are several locations where you can play paintball on different levels. Some say paintball is violent and a dangerous game, but in truth if all appropriate precautions and measures are taken it simply becomes a game of cooperation. Do not forget to wear your mask and safety vest.

Abseiling and Zip Wire

Abseil Trip, ©lanz/Flickr

Abseil Trip, ©lanz/Flickr

There are certain places where only sliding on ropes can take you. Abseiling was originally used by alpinists as a technique to speed up descent and later it was also used by cave explorers. Today is considered as an extreme sport where people do it in natural settings or on walls built for this purpose. Zip Wire is a similar technique used by the military. A steel cable is attached to points in different heights and soldiers move through them using a suspended pulley. No matter which one you choose for you can find them both of them in Algarve, more precisely at Rocha da Pena or Paderne.

Caving

Caving, ©lanz/Flickr

Caving, ©lanz/Flickr

Some sports are more challenging than others. Caving might be categorized as a more challenging one but it is truly exciting and beautiful. Enter the caves of Algarve region and explore the world below the earth. You will find secrets and signs of lost and ancient cultures and strange animals. There are countless caves waiting for you to discover them. Visit and explore the caves around Lagos or Loulé and Cerro da Cabeça. There are caves for all levels. Do not hesitate, set out on an underground journey!

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