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Address: | Serra de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
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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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Foia - the highest point in the Algarve.

Foia, created 75 million years ago, is the highest point in the Algarve. From here you can see to Cabo S. Vicente and on a clear day as far as Arabida, just before Lisbon. The Via... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Monchique, Portugal
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Monchique, Portugal
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Foia, created 75 million years ago, is the highest point in the Algarve. From here you can see to Cabo S. Vicente and on a clear day as far as Arabida, just before Lisbon. The Via Algarviana long distance walking route passes here. There are many other walks, over 400km marked, with good access and good parking. Waterfalls in the... More 

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

It was lovely to escape the bustle of the coast for a day. We drove to Monchique which is a lovely sleepy village and then did the walk to Foia and back (10.6km) Walk 6 in Sunflower Books guide. It is a nice and well marked route, part of the Algarve Way and through lots of eucalyptus and cork trees.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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Thank Ruth H
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Haynah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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