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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| Serra de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here on Friday 12th October, we were on Sunset and Moonlight tour, booked through Tui but operated by Portitours (reviewed separately). At almost 3,000 feet this is the highest point on the Algarve and a superb spot to view the sunset. We reached...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another of our favourite trips when in the Algarve! We love the drive up through Monchique and then up to the top of Mount Foia. The panoramic views right back to the coast are breathtaking, and as well as the shop selling drinks and souvenirs,...More

1  Thank Colin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the top of the Foia mountain with an altitude of 900 meters you have a very nice view about the coast and the forest area.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a tour of various places on a recent trip to Alberfeira. One stop was the place of Foia, The bus pulled into a coach Parking point, we were given time to have a look at the stunning views across the mountain. But...More

1  Thank sandrac58
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours driving up through to the top of the Monchique mountain range, stopping at various points to enjoy the distant view of Portimao and the wider Algarve region. Sadly much of the forest around Monchique was affected by the recent intense...More

1  Thank gillypalmer
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The drive up to the top of Mount Foia was easy with a couple of good view points on the way. So sad to see the fire damage to the eucalyptus and oak forests this year. There are a couple of craft shops and a...More

Thank scaifie
Reviewed 25 August 2018

truly amazing 360 views of the algarve south and west to aljezur and north to the alentejo. come early or late, if you can make it for the sunrise or sunset you'll be rewarded with an unforgettable experience. the cafe is ok, great coffee and...More

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great drive up from the south coast. Sadly, after the recent fires, there’s lots of damage and scorched landscape in the Monchique area. However, it was still well worth the effort to get to the top as the views are fantastic. You...More

Thank A319George
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Apart from the amazing 360 degrees view (coastline, inland, ...), we came here only two days after the August 2018 wildfires got extinguished after 7 destructive days. The view certainly is worth a visit and a welcome change when you stay in the coastal regions.

Thank DeWolf77
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Worth coming up here for the views though best enjoyed on a clear bright day. We enjoyed the circular walk, doing it back to front, which meant that the second half was better than the first - rural countryside; cows wearing cowbells in the fields...More

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11 May 2015|
Response from Steve B |
Yeah. It's called "The Big Gift Shop of Foia" There's a branch in St Pete's too 😩