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Mount Foia

37.310652,-8.588219, Portugal
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Ranked #95 of 170 Attractions in Algarve
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Mount Fóia is part of the Serra de Monchique (Monchique Mountains) range, with an eight-mile hike...
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner 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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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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88 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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70 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Stockport
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8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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72 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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