Flight over the Ria Formosa near Tavira

Aerial photographs from a flight with a micro light aircraft "Pegasus Flight" over the lagoon, salines and islands of the Ria Formosa in the Eastern Algarve near Tavira


Ria Formosa scenic flight

Ria Formosa scenic flight

Pilot George and Bernd preparing for the take-off


Ria Formosa flight: Take-off

Ria Formosa flight: Take-off


Ria Formosa: Ilha da Armona

Ria Formosa: Ilha da Armona

We are approching the western corner of the Armona island


Ria Formosa

Ria Formosa

George turns the airplane to eastern direction


Ilha da Armona

Ilha da Armona

View to the Armona island. In the background we can see the Tavira island.


Ilha de Tavira

Ilha de Tavira

Aerial view to eastern direction, in the background you can see Santa Luzia


Ilha de Tavira

Ilha de Tavira

The pontoon bridge from Pedras d'El Rei to the Barril beach on the Tavira island. A small train leads from the quay on the island to the popular beach.


Ilha de Tavira: Praia do Barril

Ilha de Tavira: Praia do Barril


Ilha da Armona: mussel beds

Ilha da Armona: mussel beds


Santa Luzia: Boat harbour

Santa Luzia: Boat harbour

The picturesque village is famous for its octopus dishes.


Ria Formosa: Salt pans near Tavira

Ria Formosa: Salt pans near Tavira


Tavira

Tavira

The city on the Rio Gilão is the most beautiful town in the Eastern Algarve.


Tavira

Tavira

This is one of the places, where the sea salt, the famous "White Gold" of the Algarve, is traditionally harvested.


Tavira: Quatro Aguas

Tavira: Quatro Aguas

View to the eastern tip of the Tavira island with the main beach of Tavira. Access is only by ferry boat.


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Ria-formosa-flug-211a


Ilha das Cabanas

Ilha das Cabanas

View to the Cabanas island east of Tavira. Cabanas de Tavira is a popular holiday destination, access to the main beach on the sea side is by ferry boat.


Praia das Cabanas-Mar

Praia das Cabanas-Mar

The beach is situated on the sea side of the Culatra island east of Tavira.


Quinta da Ria

Quinta da Ria

The Robinson Club is embedded by the two golf courses Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria.


Ilha das Cabanas

Ilha das Cabanas

We are approching the eastern end of the lagoon system of the Ria Formosa with the Cacela peninsula.


Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria

Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria


Benamor

Benamor

We are on the way back flying over the golf course Benamor with view to the village Conceição and the Ilha das Cabanas in the background.


Tavira

Tavira


Fuseta: Salinas

Fuseta: Salinas


Linha do Algarve

Linha do Algarve

On the way back to the air fiels we are crossing the single lane railway from Faro to Vila Real de Santo António.


Air field in Marim

Air field in Marim


Ria-formosa-flug-220a

Ria-formosa-flug-220a


Pilot George

Pilot George

Thaks to our pilor George from Pegasus Flying Club

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