Discovering what the Algarve has to offer since 1977
Founded in 1986, Riosul – Viagens e Turismo Lda (RioSul – Travel and Tourism Ltd), has always been closely linked to Guaditur Lda, Sea Tour Activity created in 1977 by Renato José Rodrigues D’Oliveira, the main shareholder – manager of the two company ‘sisters’.
Aiming to give greater continuity and support to a project, a pioneer in Portugal initiated the organization and operation of circuits and environmental adventures (in vehicles all-terrain and boat) in the river Guadiana and the Algarve interior, offering a different and alternative product to beach tourism in the Algarve which was always popular.
After visiting places, meeting people and discovering traditional routes, the pioneer found the need of suitable transport for these routes and came with the idea of 4×4 Land Rover Jeeps circuits.
In 1991, the two companies have collaborated to launch a new type of product, hugely successful among national and foreign operators: the Mixed circuits (boats, jeeps, bicycles and walking tours) especially in the area of the Guadiana River where the companies have “Quinta do Rio”, a property with Rural characteristics which has benefited from its acquisition and throughout the years of numerous works on beautification.
In 2003, apart from the already existing, RioSul launched new regular circuits and incentives, especially in the area of the Guadiana River and the Northeast of the Algarve.
With a fleet of 10 Land Rover jeeps, bikes and asphalt biking, canoes, a boat with maximum capacity of 150 people, RioSul and Guaditur dedicated themselves to promote a different Portugal, with routes/trails in various parts of the country, but especially in the area of the Rio Guadiana, Alentejo and Algarve mountains.
Our Land Rover Defender Jeeps
The Quinta do Rio
In 2011, a merge of the two companies is held, named Riosultravel, Travel Agency and Tourist Activities Maritimo, Ltd.