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Barragem do Arade

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Barragem do Arade

26 Reviews
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Silves 8300, Portugal
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Easy parking near the dam bridge. Small beach there looked very relaxing, but we intended to do the circular walk around the Barragem, although in retrospect, wasn't the best idea in 30° temperatures. The walk was detailed in the All Trails app, also showing the Iberian lynx
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We have a home 5 minutes away from this barragem and we often go there to cool off when the temperature rises. You do see people in the water or on canoes although we have yet to try either.
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A hidden paradise in the hills of Silves- although in reality it’s a marvellous man made dam its looks just like a natural lake not to dissimilar to Lake Windermere. It’s peaceful, unspoilt beuty locate in the tranquil hills surrounded by natural beauty and amazing vistas in
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Worth a visit for a few hours, very attractive in places and we noticed this is part of the Iberian Lynx protected area. I was surprised at how little wildlife there was (no birds at all!) but still it made for a nice trip to see a different part of the Algarve. Be careful
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The weather was cloudy so we decide to drive to Arada Dam, and the on to Funcho Dam Barragen. As you approach the Arada Dam the road forks you can either go straight ahead (and take the bendy track not recommended for hire cars nor the faint hearted) or be sensible and take the
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