Welcome to Serra do Caldeirão
Lying around 30km north of Loulé is the wonderful region of Serra do Caldeirão, a beautiful protected area of undulating hills, cork trees and harsh scrubland. The area is renowned for its bird varieties. It’s an excellent place to hike – the Via Algarviana passes through – and a great spot to base yourself to meander through some ancient villages and enjoy the local cuisine. A feature of the region is its fontes (traditional water sources, many of which comprise exquisite taps and fountains), highlighted by signs that have been erected over the years.