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Mount Fóia is part of the Serra de Monchique (Monchique Mountains...

Mount Fóia is part of the Serra de Monchique (Monchique Mountains) range, with an eight-mile hike to reach its summit at 2,959 feet.

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Excellent and extensive views from the summit south and West across the Algarve coastal plain to the Atlantic and Northwards and eastwards to the green interior of the Alentejo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Robert C
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Excellent and extensive views from the summit south and West across the Algarve coastal plain to the Atlantic and Northwards and eastwards to the green interior of the Alentejo. Good drive up via Monchique, with plenty of places to stop, shop and eat and drink.

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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Amazing views over the Algarve towards the sea - just ignore the radio masts which are also on the top of the mountain. The food outlet was closed when we visited on a Saturday in Sept which was very surprising as there were a load of tourists who could have benefited from a coffee or light snack. The two tourist... More 

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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Lovely drive up from Albufeira with plenty of places to stop off and catch the view. We visited twice as the first time it was too foggy to see the view until we were just leaving. When we came back up we went to the gift shop and bought am lovely blue cork make up bag. The cairns that people... More 

Thank Haynah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We day tripped up from the Luz area - we can see the mountain from here so it was natural to want to see more. Drive was easy, up through Monchique then increasingly up hill to the top. Once your brow the hill you get to see further north as well as the vista of the Algarve to the south.... More 

Thank daddyali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Well worth a visit & very easy to find from Monchique. Stay on the 266... There is also a mountain trail road narrow & hairpin bends for the more adventurous. We went that way but came back on the longer but safer 266.

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Chard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

After the hustle and bustle of Albufeira, a lovely drive up the highest peaks in Algarve. Roads good, not crowded at all with a restaurant/gallery/shop at the top. Well worth a visit to cool off if nothing else.

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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We did visit Foia, on our trip out of Algarve, going through Monchique and Caldas, through Ourique and North. In my opinion is worth the trip, is a nice viewing point of Algarve, albeit a little far away from cost. If you want to recognize anything bring a binoculars, otherwise the features are difficult to recognize. There is a small... More 

Thank valugi
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We decided to take a trip up to Monchique while in the Algarve. It's a very nice little village to visit if in the area! We asked at the local tourist information place to see what we can do in the area and proceeded up the mountain to reach Mnt. Fóia's peak. The roads are in good condition, and there... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This drive is so worth while but would be a real tree when the temperature soars, as it is so much cooler on this mountain top than at sea level. The view is wonderful and remember to take a stone to add to the cairns on the top. Most of the Algarve is laid out in front of you and... More 

Thank lesleydoh
Bedford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

At 902 metres, Mount Fóia is not exactly a mountain, However, it is the highest point in the Algarve and we were lucky to have a clear day and could see for miles - all the way to the Ocean. It is easily reached by road and there is plenty of parking at the top. As with many mountain tops,... More 

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