Flights & Car Hire

Stork in flight.


Both Faro and Lisbon airports are now well served with competitively priced flights from most European countries.

Many specialist internet companies now exist to help you find the best deals. Some companies also offer flight plus car hire packages.

Car Hire

To make the most of a holiday here a  hire car is strongly recommended. 
If you require a car with hand controls, please ask us. There are a number of companies who offer this and we will be pleased to provide you with a competitive quotation.

If you require a wheelchair adapted vehicle please contact who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. If you require any assistance with this, please ask us, we will be pleased to assist.

Please note that Handynamic are based in Lisbon. They will arrange pick up/drop off in Faro, but it is much more expensive. For example, pick/up drop off at Lisbon airport is €216.00 (over and above the rental price), whereas pick up/drop off at Faro Airport is €600.00 (over and above the rental price).

Other Transport

If you do not wish to drive then Vale da Cegonha can be reached from Faro or Lisbon by train. The nearest station is 5 Km away from where we can arrange for you to be collected.

There is a local and national bus service that serves Ourique and an inexpensive local taxi service.