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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
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| Serra de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A long drive from the coast but well worth it. Pass Monchique and continue upwards. Views were fantastic at the top. An Artisan display and great gift shop entertain you at the top. Shame the cafe closes on a Saturday , there are several walking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lizgray1958
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Its a good trip to have if you have 3-4 hours of free time. We were staying in Albuferia and drove to see the views. Not breathtaking but still relaxing. There is also a cafe where they serve delicious pineapple cake.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank crisandalex
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This is a MUST DO & MUST SEE. You will need to drive there or go on a coach tour. You will definitely feel like you are on the TOP of The WORLD. An experience not to be missed. The drive up to Mount Foia...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We visited here on Friday 12th October, at almost 3,000 feet this is the highest point on the Algarve and a superb a place to enjoy views for miles around. It was a wonderful drive up surrounded by fields full of fruit trees and amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 6 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joern76870
Reviewed 22 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sandrac58
Reviewed 4 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank scaifie
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from 81StevieB62 |
Yeah. It's called "The Big Gift Shop of Foia" There's a branch in St Pete's too 😩
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