Ria Formosa Natural Park has been named 1 of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. It is a unique and important protected area, inaccessible to cars, that is home to many different habitats including marshes, tidal flats and fresh water lagoons and plays a vital role for migratory birds during spring and autumn as well as marine animals.
Ludo nature reserve provides the ideal opportunity to see some of the bird life such as pink flamingos, the rare purple swamphen, egrets, spoonbills and more.
Your Experience With Ria Formosa Natural Park Segway Tour - Birdwatching from Faro
Meet your friendly guide and collect your segway at Faro Beach at the pre-arranged time. You will be kitted out with a helmet plus a pair of binoculars and given instruction on how to operate the self-balancing electric segway in a short orientation session.
You will then proceed, on your segway, along the coastal path to Ria Formosa Natural Park taking in the beauty and tranquillity of this protected area.
You will make a short stop at Ludo Nature Reserve to do some bird watching, perhaps getting lucky and being able to see the rare purple swamphen or pink flamingos wading in the water in their native habitat, or the more common Egrets and Spoonbills.
You will be passing by beautiful scenic landscapes of marshes, tidal flats, and fresh water lagoons as you travel along the paths and trails. Your guide will explain the unique ecosystem of this place to you and help you spot the birds and other wildlife as well as point out plant species.
After your 90 minutes in nature you will return to the starting point at Faro beach.
What Ria Formosa Natural Park Segway Tour - Birdwatching from Faro Includes?
A 90 minute guided segway tour in Ria Formosa Nature Park.
You will be given instruction on using the segway and kitted out with a helmet for your safety. Insurance is included.
You will be provided with a pair of binoculars so that you can do bird watching at the Ludo nature park stop.
A knowledgeable local guide will explain about the ecosystem, pointing out the birds, other wildlife, and plants along the way.
Things Before Go
Confirm the start time with your supplier.
Take a bottle of water with you, as well as suncream and a hat in the Summer.
Is It Suitable for Me?
A unique experience that the whole family can enjoy from the kids right through to Granny and Grandpa.
Those who love to spend time in nature will love their visit to Ria Formosa as they take in the unique landscapes and see some of the birdlife.
The segway is easy to operate so don't worry if you've never used one before - Your guide will give instruction.
This segway tour gets great 4 and 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor, GetYourGuide, and Viator, travellers highly recommending it to others.
It has been described as 'Totally Different & Great Fun', 'A Fantastic Experience', and 'Utterly Brilliant".
Everyone loved their friendly guide saying that he was a great teacher for mastering the segway and very knowledgeable about Ria Formosa.
Some people reported not being able to see many birds as they visited outside of the spring and autumn migratory period but they still really enjoyed the tour and seeing all the stunning scenery.
Best Times to Visit
Spring or Autumn to see the migratory birds. If you visit outside of these seasons you won't have the opportunity to see so many species.
Ria Formosa Nature Park and Ludo Nature Reserve.
Home to hundreds of species of birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods.
Unique and breathtaking scenery including marshes, tidal flats, and fresh water lagoons.
Address / Pick up Location
Faro Beach, close to the airport - Directions will be given on your confirmation email.
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