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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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Silves and Caldas de Monchique Day Trip from the Algarve

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the Algarve at your feet

drove up from the McDonald hotel Monique on a clear sunny day in November to a cold windy mountain top with stunning 360 degree views. Not to be missed!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

drove up from the McDonald hotel Monique on a clear sunny day in November to a cold windy mountain top with stunning 360 degree views. Not to be missed!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove up from Lagoa via Monchique, great drive saw shepherds with goats and buzzards flying by. Wind at top was fierce, take a coat, and with wind chill temp was below freezing so could not hang around. The views all around are fantastic seeing the ocean on two sides stunning ! Drove down through cork groves on some very twisty... More 

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Lisboa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Monchique sides, make sure you go check the see and the ocean from this point of view, on a sunny day. It will blow your mind with nature beauty. In the top you will also find a local traditional selling point with beautiful hand crafted articles. A Must in Portugal South.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

first of all my husband should be commended for getting us to the trail without driving off the road which was extremely poor and hazardous. our hotel had said to approach from the east but Google maps said it was shorter to go to the west. Haha. gravel road on treacherous winding roads. Google is not always correct. We came... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

A mere 30 mins drive from the bust Portimao, with loads of excellent stopping places on the way make this a worthwhile sight seeing trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We left The Green Elephant Place right after breakfast. On a way to Monchique we passed beautiful fortress and castle of Silves and then head to the hills. There is road N266-3 heading to Foia, but on the midway, around 3,7km from Monchique we found walking path Trilho da Foia ( marked with red and yellow strips). You may park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully scenic drive up from Aljezur through the cork oak and eucalyptus forests to reach the summit at Foia above Caldas de Monchique with scenic if a bit hazy views in all directions. Some good walks can be had from the summit but information/maps very limited. Nothing open for refreshments on a Saturday! What's that all about? Several bars /restaurants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

It was a great view being that it was the highest point in Algave we had a beautiful view of the sea and the surrounding areas. We also enjoyed a great dinner in Monique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Well worth the drive, wonderful views from the top. There is a restaurant and large car park at the top but I would skip the food and just enjoy the views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The drive up is very picturesque. It's the highest point in the Algarve so it's colder than everywhere else. There's a lovely little souvenir shop that's got pretty much everything you'd like from a shop as such. Our tour group had the option to sample different types of liquor, and boy were they strong! As for the view, oh it's... More 

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