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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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| Serra de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
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This is, apparently, the highest point in the Algarve. Stunning views all around and in particular down to the coast - Portimao and Lagos. Only go if the weather is clear or you will have had a long climb on mountainous roads for nothing. However, when the sun is out it's
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The drive to the top is easy, wander round taking in the views while avoiding all the masts, radar domes, cafes and shops. Drive down. As it's the highest hill in the Algarve it is worth a visit but it won't be a typical 'mountain top' experience.
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If you are staying in the area and have a car this is definitely worth a visit. The road up has a few view points and the view from the top is excellent although a little hazy when we were there. Usual gift shop, cafe and a more upmarket local craft shop. Excellent food
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Half day coach trip to Silves, Monchique and Foia. Very busy in shop, queue for wine tasting. Lots of jostling. Next day received phone call from my wife's bank to say her debit card had tried to be used more than 3 times. She checked her purse and no debit card, no credit card
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The Algarve is truly a wonderful place to visit, and Mount Foia is one of its most unique aspects. What struck me driving along the winding roads coming from coastal Portimaio up through the enclosed mountain town of Monchique, all the way to the top of the 3000ft/900m high
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