Serra de Monchique
Enjoy a full day's walk in the quiet and green Serra de Monchique. Feel the warm sun in your face and the scent of wild flowers, eucalyptus and pine trees. Walk on centuries old donkey tracks and goat paths making an amazing walk. On this hiking tour you experience a bright coloured side of the Algarve.
The tour will take you along orange groves, fig and almond trees, eucalyptus and cork forest, arbutus trees (medronheiro) and gives you great picturesque views on the valleys. Walking is a one of the best ways to truly get to know the area without damaging its environment.
At 10.00 hrs we meet at the Galp petrol station at the entrance of Monchique. here you can easily park, have a coffee or use the toilet before we leave.
We start walking the forest tracks around the mountain village and we also visit old convent which was built in 1634 and the typical daily market in town. A tasty lunch is included in a local café-restaurant at the central square of Monchique. On the terrace you can enjoy a chicken salad, king size baguette of your choice, drink and cofffee.
In the afternoon the guide will continue the walk on the slopes in southern direction . Around 16.00 the activity ends in the historical spa resort of Caldas de Monchique. A mini van will await you there and transport you back to the starting point in Monchique
The total walking distance is 11 km and net walking time about 3,5 hours. A moderate level of fitness is required to fully enjoy this day. The Monchique walking tour is organised every Wednesday
Full day tour: 38 euro
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