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Mount Foia

| Serra de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there if the weather is nice and the sky is clear. You can park right on the top so it's quite easy to get there. The view is amazing!

Thank RJiri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went up at 1100 on a perfect cloudless sunny and still day but even do the visibility was so poor because of the haze that we could barely see the coast. This happens of course but you can spend a lot of time driving...More

1  Thank rmhayes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Serra da Monchique mountain range is visible from most parts of the central Algarve, so if you can see that there's no cloud sitting on the top, that's the time to take the trip. The views are pretty good, both to the south coast,...More

Thank AustinSpeedy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive! Actually, the viewpoint not far from the very top of the mountain is also cool, since there is fresh spring water available!

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all I would really recommend to go here only on a clear day, Otherwise you´ll not be able to see anything. Although the Foia is only 902 Meters high, you´ll still be rewarded with incredible views stretching to Portimao and the sea. Amateur...More

Thank DjangoDjango
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really a grand view towards Portimao and surroundings - the landscape from the mountain - and wide view of Algarve coast. Recommend having photographic equipments covering more than a smartphone. Lots of bars/restaurants alongside the road going up/down where you could have a refreshing beer,...More

Thank Hans K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Pretty drive and nice views from the top. We had to wait for clouds to disperse and the views could have been better if we went one day after. Check for big blue skies and no humidity to make the most of the views. Our...More

Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the views, took a few snaps. Had an ice cream from the shop. A cow had escaped and joined in enjoying the views!

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A hard climb on a cycle , but well worth it for the fantastic view South & West Coast of the Algarve , great cafe on the top , best homemade cake for miles , friendly service , the descent is even better on the...More

Thank jimt1964spalding
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth the zig-zag climb out of Monchique, there is a small restaurant at the top and a couple of gift shops, but people come here for the extensive view right out to the western coast and away to the east to Faro...refreshingly cool on...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 😩