Games to Play as a Team: Team Building in Portugal from North to South
By: Margarida CunhaOctober 15, 2018
Team building is an important part of any Incentive Program or Corporate Event and Portugal is the ideal destination for team building. Why? For its landscape, great culture and food. Find the best team activities while getting to know Portugal from North to South.
The Northern Portugal
Harvest in Douro Valley
Known globally has one of the most beautiful wine regions of the world, it is by no chance that the Douro Valley landscape is recognised worldwide and is considered World Heritage by UNESCO. This region keeps the tradition of winemaking for more than 2000 years, and this tradition has resulted in a beautiful idyllic landscape that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. The greenery of the mountain combined with the beautiful colours of the river is something beyond amazing. During the harvest period (usually from September to October) this region comes to live. This is a festive period when all the workers start hand-picking the grapes for the wineries to start their production.
To be involved in this atmosphere is not only a unique experience that your team won’t certainly forget, but also a very nice way of engaging your team in an activity that involves values such as communication, cooperation, camaraderie and persistence.
Jeep Safari in the Douro Region
If your organisation or company has a team of explorers, a Jeep Safari Tour in the Douro Region is a thrilling activity that will allow the group a very unique experience, getting a privileged view of some of the best spots and knowing the fauna and flora of this region. This team building activity is a great way for your team to have a fun time together outside the regular work environment, which helps developing bonds and promotes a better working atmosphere.
The Centre of Portugal
The Centre of Portugal is a must-see region, where we can discover villages frozen in time, breathtaking landscapes and the most stunning monuments, classified as UNESCO heritage. Famed by its diversity, it starts in a mountainous interior and ends at the sea, between cosmopolitan cities, fishing villages and romantic places.
Here, your team will discover some challenging adventures that will please even your most demanding colleague!
Treasure Hunt in Sintra
Located 30 miles from Lisbon, Sintra is a picturesque village of great beauty and an amazing heritage to discover. House of a natural park, beautiful palaces (such as Pena and Monserrate) and mysterious manor houses (Quinta da Regaleira), in this town you will have the opportunity to challenge your team on a fun treasure hunt, in which they will have to follow the clues and work as a team in order to find this treasure, while getting to know the beautiful natural and historic heritage of Sintra.
GoCar Challenge in Lisbon
Lisbon is a city with something to discover at every corner. With 7 hills filled with amazing viewpoints, many historical neighbourhoods and loads of trendy places to visit, the city is the perfect combination of tradition and modernity. If you want your team to have a fun activity, while getting to know some of the greatest sights in the city, the GoCar challenge is a great way to do so. Your team will embark on a GPS-guided storytelling car and get to enjoy the city in a very original way.
The Southern Portugal
Algarve is the southernmost part of Portugal. With an incredible climate (over 300 sunny days, being an all-year-round holiday destination in Europe), and warm days, this is the best region to mix water activities and the most impressive landscapes of cliffs overlooking the ocean.
Reward your team with some inspirational and memorable challenges!
Algarve region is globally recognized for its excellent conditions for playing golf, having won the award for the world and Europe’s best golf destination for the 4th year in a row. Algarve is great for this sport thanks to its mild climate year-round, amazing landscape by the sea… all of this combined with a region that is very well prepared with infrastructure and golf fields perfectly integrated in the landscape. Challenge your team for a golf team building activity, as this is an activity in which everyone in the team can easily engage and will develop strategic thinking, communication, cooperation and concentration.
Kayak Tour in Ria Formosa
Ria Formosa is a wetland natural park that is considered one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal and an important habitat of many species. A kayak Tour with your team is an excellent way of exploring the tranquillity of this place, enjoying its beauty and perhaps seeing some of these species in their natural habitat.
If any of these team building activities inspired you to choose Portugal as the destination for your next Corporate Event or Incentive Travel Program, contact our expert team and we will be more than happy to tailor a program that suits your group.
Margarida Cunha is Copywriter at Incentives Portugal.
She loves to travel and writing about her adventures. She's focused and she wants to share with you her passion about Corporate Events and Team Building Activities.
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