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Mount Foia

37.310652,-8.588219, Portugal
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Ranked #129 of 210 attractions in Algarve
Type: Mountains
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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Spalding, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Once the coach has reached the top of the mountain and you get out you realise how high you are by the cold, this is the highest point of the Algarve. the views are stunning but you have to be a bit lucky as the clouds are moving across all the time. There is the usual tourist shop and wine... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Its a place I have always wanted to go and it didn't disappoint...Not only were the views on the journey up and down breathtaking, the overall view at the top of the summit was spectacular. Slightly hazy due to the heat but still an excellent view. Well worth the journey. Not much at the summit in terms of visitor attractions... More

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stunning view, a bit difficult to get up to the top unless you are very fit. Driving up to the peak is recommended.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The view was very misty hence the 3 stars otherwise I am sure it would have been 5. Plenty of places to take in the vast view of the valleys, plains and coastline below. There is a restaurant and lots of communication satellites around.

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Hoogerheide, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately it was too hazy so no clear view. The woods and landscapes are fantastic where you can make great walks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

From Foia you can see almost all Algarve. It's for sure the best view in Algarve. It's not easy to get there, but after you get there you will be delighted.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

If you are in the area, this is a must see. Take at least 30 mins or more to enjoy the stunning beauty of this place. On a clear day the unrestricted views and fresh wind is breath taking. I am told that in the winter months, clouds blanket this high mount.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Having visited the Algarve on several occasions over the last 10 years or so I can recomend an afternoon out to visit the ONLY mountain in the Algarve. It would only be a hill had there not been a huge pile of rocks placed at the summit to add the few metres required for "mountain" status, On a clear day... More

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Bangor, N Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Great views all round from the top of the mountain. A lovely cooling breeze if you have spent the last few days baking on a beach. There is a cafe, toilets and a (somewhat expensive) gift shop. Since we were last there 5 or so years ago people have taken to building small balanced stone 'sculptures' everywhere - why not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We decided to head out to Monchique to sample it's "untouched by tourism" delights but ended up driving through. We kept on going up and up, pushed on by the views as they kept on getting better and better the further we climbed. Eventually it was more of a stubborn thing really - to get to the top and not... More

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