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Mount Foia

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Address: | Serra de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Great views

You can see all the way to the ocean. There's a cafe & an art & craft shop where locals sell there goods.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can see all the way to the ocean. There's a cafe & an art & craft shop where locals sell there goods.

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Thank James E
Church Crookham , England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Monchique and this is a shortish drive away and its surprising how the fauna and flora changes as you gain altitude. You get some great 360 deg views, but personally I found the views along the West coast more appealing.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive up and back down were nice but the "mountain" itself isnt all that impressive. The views were blocked by heavy haze today. The cafe and area at the top lacked inspiration so we didn't spend too long. On a cooler day the hike down would have possibly been interesting.

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Thank EP05313
Cley Next the Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few hours exploring the area during short trip to Portugal mainly looking for wildlife. Had terrific views of Short-toed Eagle hunting snakes around the mountain. Also had excellent views of Rock Bunting. Cafe and facilities at the top where you can take a number of tracks from and go for decent treks in the hills. Well worth a... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to the top and went on the 7km walk following advice from the very helpful lady in the tourist office in monchique. The views are spectacular down to the coast. We really enjoyed the walk but beware one part in particular is not very well maintained and has very narrow path surrounded on either side by extremely thorny... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful vieuws over the Algarvian surroundings. Only the antennas are a bit disturbing. But if you take one of the fantastic walks around Foia all is forgivven.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive up to Mount Foia from Monchique is not for the faint hearted but is so worth it when you get to the top. Takes about 15 mins from Monchique and if it had not been so hot on the day we visited (36C) we would have climbed up. Breathtaking views despite the obligatory radio masts. There is a... More 

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Thank avidtraveller57
Portimao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Foya is very picturesque and the views from the top are splendid (bring some lightweight binoculars to look at Portimao, for instance. Access by car is reasonable but the real way to enjoy Foya is to climb it, as we have done numerous times: arduous for some but so rewarding!

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Sawbridgeworth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views, lovely craft shop and kids love climbing to rocks to the top. Good coffee shop if require refreshments

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited at sunset and thoroughly enjoyed the amazing view of both west and south coasts. It was a little chilly and quite breezy but worth the effort.

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