If you want an adrenaline rush and some noise, then look no further than the Autódromo Internacional, located about 20 minutes drive east from Lagos. This is both a racing track hosting international world class events and a Karting centre for affordable family fun; the largest in Europe.

Challenging for drivers, the Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve is open most days for the hire of karts or to bring your own kart. You can get an excellent quality CD of photographs taken by the centres professional following your drive.

There is also an off road course for 4x4 and rally cars. For more info see www.autodromodoalgarve.com.