The 902m Fóia peak, 8km west of Monchique, is the Algarve’s highest. The road to the summit climbs through eucalyptus and pine trees and...
Nossa Senhora do Desterro
Overlooking the town from a wooded hilltop are the ruins of a 17th-century Franciscan monastery. It is on the path of the Via Algarviana...
Walks around Monchique
The Via Algarviana passes through Monchique between spectacular climbs to the hills of Picota and Fóia, making Monchique a great base...
Monchique’s coolest haunt, this fun cave-like place has a touch of the burlesque, with hot-pink walls, red-velvet alcoves, ornate...
O Luar da Fóia
Gorgeous is the only word to use for the setting (slightly rustic), the view (cliff-edge expansive) and the cuisine (full-on traditional...
Alternativtour runs guided walks, mountain-biking tours, canoeing trips and combined mountain-biking and canoeing trips. Tours require a minimum of two people; per-person prices decrease the larger the group gets. Bike hire costs €20 per day.