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Address: 37.310652,-8.588219, Portugal
Activities: Walking
Description: Mount Fóia is part of the Serra de Monchique (Monchique Mountains) range...
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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coolest (as in temperature) place in Algarve

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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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 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 

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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The drive through a forest, step dirt roads (you can avoid them) and the eerie feel the low hanging clouds gave made it a cool adventure. We have no clue though how the view is as we were only able to see about 10 meters ahead. So on a bad day, for those looking for a special experience when planning... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The views from Mount Foia are absolutely stunning, we just sat and took in the views of countryside out in front of us. There is also a lovely gift shop in the car park area which also thankfully sold refreshments. The stones which were piled up everywhere were interesting and made for a good photo too. I've read on here... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Foia is the name of the highest point of the Algarve, in the Serra de Monchique. It is accessible by road from Monchique. It has 902 m of elevation. On clear days you can see the Atlantic Ocean.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed in Monchique for 2 weeks and visited mount Foia on several occasions, the view on the way up is superb and at the top they are just amazing. You can literally see almost the whole Algarve, from West coast all the way along the south coast. There is a restaurant, gift shop and there was a local craft... More 

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I wouldn't bother. we travelled an hour. the guide book said "stunning views". they weren't. they were big views, could see for miles and miles and miles but they were uninteresting. on the way up you can see some excellent terracing but we didn't find a viewpoint where you got a good view of these so as the driver I... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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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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Address: 37.310652,-8.588219, Portugal
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