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As the Tour Leaders of our new ClubSolos property in the Algarve for this summer, we decided to interview Tim Silver, Viv Donoghue and Nick Fletcher and find out why they love the Algarve!

Meet Tim Silver

 

The Algarve has it all, from sandy beaches and clear seas to whitewashed village houses up in the hills to simple family run restaurants, cooking up traditional meals to modern night clubs and bars serving cocktails.

How long have you been working with Solos? 12 years
What is the most interesting/exciting part of your job? Getting to know the guests, whilst interacting with the locals.
What is your favourite memory whilst leading a Solo Holiday? Trekking in Nepal and watching the sun rise over the Himalayas.
What do customers find surprising about Solos Holidays? Other guests are just like them.
What makes ClubSolos special? Relaxing and knowing every guest by the pool is a fellow holiday maker.
What would you say to someone who was thinking of travelling on a ClubSolos holiday? Just do it!

 

Meet Viv Donoghue

 

Having lived in the Algarve since June 2016 I have enjoyed sunshine, a relaxed lifestyle and friendly people. Eating out is a great experience and inexpensive, the local fish caught daily is my favourite dish, although I am very partial to the pasteis de nata (the local sweet pastries - amazing!) The beaches are stunning and the sea warm enough to swim in from June until October. I like nothing better than getting lost in the hills walking or bike riding, where the scenery is superb. The Algarve has the perfect balance of historic old towns, beautiful countryside and golden sandy beaches, making it a great place to live or visit.


How long have you been working with Solos? Since August 2016....and have loved every minute!
What is the most interesting/exciting part of your job? Meeting people and helping them have a perfect holiday.
What is your favourite memory whilst leading a Solo Holiday? Walking in the Croatian mountains, despite some rain, it was magical.
What do customers find surprising about Solos Holidays? To realise that there are many like-minded people and how easy it is to make friends.
What makes ClubSolos special? Having exclusive use of a hotel so it's easy to get to know fellow guests.
What would you say to someone who was thinking of travelling on a ClubSolos holiday? "Go for it!" You will have fun and meet new friends.

 

Meet Nick Fletcher

 

Having lived in the Algarve for 8 years, I have found that the many hours of sunshine allow me to have a great outdoor lifestyle. It offers an excellent variety of activities, golf, tennis, walking and cycling amongst a few. Equally I can relax on any one of the many golden sandy beaches. I also make time to visit the many family run restaurants that offer great value meals including fresh fish, black pork, chicken piri piri and my personal favourite Pork & Clams!

How long have you been working with Solos? 18 months
What is the most interesting/exciting part of your job? Meeting & talking with guests from many different backgrounds.
What is your favourite memory whilst leading a Solo Holiday? Too many to select one, but all have taken place during group activities.
What do customers find surprising about Solos Holidays? How quickly they become part of the group and any nerves disappear.
What makes ClubSolos special? A group of like-minded people all together for a 7 or 14 night holiday, enjoying everything the hotel has to offer.
What would you say to someone who was thinking of travelling on a ClubSolos holiday? Bite the bullet, you will have a great time and meet many new friends.

 

 

How would you describe the Algarve in 3 words?
Tim - Value for money!
Viv - Sunny, friendly, fun!
Nick - A must visit!

What do you like most about the Algarve?
Tim - Sunny days all year round
Viv - The fabulous weather and relaxed lifestyle
Nick - The climate, the outdoors and the lifestyle

Where is your favourite place in the Algarve?
Tim - Vilamoura marina
Viv - The old town of Tavira
Nick - Village of Fuseta in the Eastern Algarve

What excursion/experience would you recommend guests to try?
Tim - The caves at Lagos
Viv - Taking a boat trip along the coast
Nick – A Boat trip to islands & Solos BBQ

What local dish would you recommend guests try?
Tim - Chicken piri piri with a cold Super Bock (local beer)
Viv - The local fresh fish....and a Pastel de Nata with a coffee (the famous sweet pastries of Portugal)
Nick - Pork & Clams

Where would you recommend eating/drinking in the Algarve?
Tim - One of the many beach restaurants to eat grilled sardines.
Viv - There are many fantastic eateries in the Algarve from coffee shops to restaurants, but the typical Portuguese cafes/restaurants are the best.

Is there anything specific customers should pack?
Tim - Sunscreen and your shades!
Viv - Sun cream, swimming costumes, shorts and t-Shirts and lightweights dresses for the ladies!
Nick - Casual clothes, sun glasses & Sunscreen

Anything else that you think guests might want to know?
Tim - Friendly locals!
Viv - There are plenty of places to walk and cycle as well as swim and relax so come prepared to have fun

 

Tim Silver, Nick Fletcher or Viv Donoghue will be one of your Tour Leaders and they look forward to welcoming you.*

*Information maybe subject to change.

 

If our Tour Leaders have answered your questions why not check out our current availability and what you will get on your holiday to the Algarve

 

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