Berlengas – Whole day

Approx. 8 hours

The Berlengas archipelago is a group of small islands 10 to 15 kilometers off the Portuguese coast, west of the town of Peniche in Oeste region. British mariners traditionally knew these islands as “the Burling’s”.

The tour begins with an unforgettable boat trip to the island. Once ashore, we begin by exploring the island with various activities such as fishing, hiking, diving and, of course, several baths in the clear waters of Berlengas.

Program:

– Meeting in the respective pick up place.

– Travel to Peniche in a climatized minibus (Approx. 60 mins)

– Boarding at Peniche Harbor

– Boat trip to Berlengas archipelago (Approx. 20m)

At the island:

Upon arrival we will have free time to explore the Fort of São João Baptista das Berlengas, the Duke of Bragança Lighthouse, visit the small fishing village, its fauna and flora, staying within the marked trails, or just relax and have lunch at the restaurant terrace. Many baths and underwater exploration (snorkeling), visit grottos in small kayaks, fishing or enjoying the beautiful beach until it is time to return by boat to Peniche.

The scenario of the large and rare beauty Berlenga Grande is 1500 metres by 800 metres at 85 meters high. On this small island there are beaches and several caves, its waters are very clean with barrier reefs and vibrant marine life. Part of the island was split in the past, forming a separate island called Ilha Velha (old island). In the summer, the island becomes covered with various flowers. As the archipelago has been declared a reservation area due to the local fauna (sea birds, mostly), it is only visited by scientists and, in the summer, by a small number of tourists.

Physical condition: For all. All activities are physically easy.

Equipment provided:

– Maps
– Compass

Equipment to bring by the participants:

– Warm clothes or waterproof (depending on weather conditions)
– Hat
– Sun Cream
– Practical and comfortable footwear
– Loose and comfortable clothes that do not hinder movement (avoid jeans)
– Camera to record good times.

Smarttours Tours Berlengas

Prices:

Minimum 4 to 8 person –             100€ (4 a 5 pax) and 90€ (6 a 8 pax) per person

(75€ for children under 10 years old)

Children up to 4 years old when accompanied by an adult –     60€ per children

Transport in the boat to the Island and there, at the boat with bottom glass or kayak  is included.