Football is Portugal’s favourite sport with no doubt. The leading clubs hail from the country’s big cities, Porto and Lisbon. The Liga Portuguesa (wligaportugal. pt) season runs from the end of August to mid-May, most matches being played on Saturdays and Sundays.
As a year-round golf destination, Portugal is a golfing haven as well as a great location to learn the game and perfect technique. Many resorts offer classes with the pros.
Cycling through the mountainous terrain of Geres or white-water rafting in the tributaries of the river Douro is an exhilarating experience.
Horseriding is available around the country, offering one-hour or full-day rides, often on Lusitano thoroughbred horses. Estoril and Sintra, the Algarve and the Alentejo offer tourist rides.
Surrounded by sea, the Portugal have many beautiful beaches. A lot of activities are offered, like surfing, kite-surfing, kayaking, swimming and diving.