Our good pal and all-round legend Conor Zafar recently joined us on a summer coasteering session on the Algarve's incredible south coast. Here's what he had to say about it:
Three words. Proper. Good. Fun.
Whilst perhaps not the most eloquent of descriptions, it’s probably the best way to summarise the afternoon I spent traversing the spectacular Algarve coastline on a recent trip with Poseidon Adventure.
If you’re in the Algarve and searching for something a little different to do of an afternoon, I cannot recommend this highly enough!
Poseidon Adventure have been operating since 2018, with tours currently being guided by co-founder and Wulfrunian Jim Newington. Whether you're a complete newbie to the world of coasteering, or a veteran cliff-jumper - the Poseidon crew have got it covered.
Below I’ve answered some of the questions that I had leading up to the trip...
So, what do I need if I want to go coasteering?
Quite simply, nothing. The pick-up / drop-off service took the stress of travel out of the equation, and aside from a towel and a pair of shoes you really don’t need to worry about bringing anything else! The price includes photography, and all safety equipment including wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets are provided.
What does a typical tour look like?
It starts with the pick-up and transportation to the beginning of the ‘trail’. Then on to the fitting of wetsuits, safety equipment and some rather fetching red shorts - see pictures! After a short safety briefing it’s time to start exploring the coastline!
The 3-hour tour is a mixture of hiking, swimming, climbing and of course cliff jumping. The difficulty of the climbs and height of the jumps increase gradually throughout the trip, meaning that you’ll have a chance to ease into it without being overwhelmed right from the beginning. With jumps ranging from 1m to 10m it’s suitable for all levels of experience.
Do I have to jump?
No! But you’ll want to!
There are always alternative choices for those less fond of heights and no climb or jump is mandatory - you’ll do as much or as little as you feel comfortable with!
I’m not the strongest swimmer!
Whilst swimming does of course make up part of the tour, generally the distances are small and with the help of the buoyancy aid you don’t need to be Michael Phelps in order to complete the course. Having said this, if you are unable to swim or feel that you are a particularly weak swimmer I would advise making this known before booking.
Who will I be grouped with?
That’s entirely up to you. The tours are available for groups, families with children and individuals. There are some great discounts available for larger groups, but please check their information concerning Covid-19 regarding any current changes or restrictions.
From start to finish the trip with Poseidon Adventure was professional, well organised and as I mentioned earlier - proper good fun!
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