Alternativtour runs guided walks (€50 for two people), mountain-biking tours (€55 for two people), canoeing trips (€50 for two people)...
This Dutch-run company offers biking (€29 to €48), kayaking (€25) and walking trips (from €5 per person) both in and around the Algarve...
Nossa Senhora do Desterro
Overlooking the town from a wooded hilltop are the ruins of the 17th-century Franciscan monastery. It is on the path of the Via...
Monchique’s coolest haunt, this fun place has a touch of the burlesque, with hot-pink walls, red-velvet alcoves, ornate mirrors and...
Touted as the area's best eatery for its regional specialities (it recently won an award for its efforts to preserve culinary...
Lonely Planet review
The local church has an extraordinary, star-shaped Manueline porch decorated with twisted columns that look like lengths of knotted rope. Inside you'll find a simple interior, with columns topped with more stony rope, and some fine chapels, including one whose vault contains beautiful 17th-century glazed tiles showing Sts Francis and Michael killing the devil.