Hello,my name is João, I'm the local MountaiBike Guide at BikeHouse Algarve.
This is a great place for outdoor sports enthusiasts (mountain bike,surf or SUP,hiking, climbing, horse riding, kayaking ...) and other nature and organic farming related activities, located near the vilage of Aljezur, in Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina and the mountain and village of Monchique.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
During time off with me, João, you can expect some mountain biking, surf sessions and outdoor adventure , as well as experience more of local culture,environment and gastronomy. Maybe even learning how to play didgeridoo!
Current tasks,wich i ask people to show their interest for when aplying to our place
- clean the weeds in the vegetable garden, water the garden, crop and plant the veggies of each season
-cut a path in the forest from the top of the hill to the house. First objective is to be able to get to the Medronho and Cork trees in our land. This will then get developed as our "backyard" Mountainbike trail
Minimum volunteering time is 2 weeks.
Working hard,starting at 9h.30 in the morning.
Bedroom, in a farm house built in traditional south Portugal architecture or in one of the mobile homes
We cook breakfast and lunch, and the dinner is left at your will
Situated in between the highest point in Algarve, Monchique mountain range, and the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina that extends from Sines in the north to Sagres in the utmost south-western point of the Algarve.
In the park you can make beautiful hiking and mountain biking tours, as well as along the rough coast of the west Algarve as through the hills in this area. The landscape is without exception beautiful and very diverse.
The most wonderful beaches are reached by car in less than half hour , there are plenty of nice small towns and villages and there are some markets in the area.
This geographical area is also interesting because of its historical connection with Atlantic Ocean and northern African cultural influence.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week