Fóia in the Serra de Monchique

Fóia is the largest elevation (902 m) in the Serra de Monchique of the Algarve and the highest mountain in southern Portugal


Serra de Monchique: Foia

Serra de Monchique: Foia

Fóia (902 m) is the highest elevation not only in the Serra de Monchique, but also in the whole of southern Portugal. The Serra’s mighty hills are visible from afar. The scarce vegetation of the peak plateau consists mainly of shrubs and various wild herbs. Upon arrival at the peak, you are amply rewarded with stunning views both to the Ocean and inland to the Alentejo.


Serra Monchique: Foia Hike

Serra Monchique: Foia Hike


Serra de Monchique: Foia

Serra de Monchique: Foia

Fóia: plateau with pond


Foia Talblick

Foia Talblick

Fóia: blossoming shrubs and great views to the Alentejo


Serra de Monchique: Foia

Serra de Monchique: Foia

Fóia: granite rocks on the peak


Serra de Monchique

Serra de Monchique

View from the fortress on the tip of Praia da Rocha, overlooking the estuary of the Arade river, to the mountains of the Serra de Monchique, the highes elevation in southern Portugal


Serra de Monchique: Quinta de São Bento

Serra de Monchique: Quinta de São Bento

On the way from Monchique to Fóia this former royal summer residence is embedded in a lush garden with old trees, camelias and azaleas and offers magnificent views towards the coast to Portimão and Lagos. Today the Quinta, still owned by the Dukes of Br


Serra de Monchique: View from Fóia

Serra de Monchique: View from Fóia


Serra de Monchique: Views

Serra de Monchique: Views

The elevations of the Serra de Monchique offer spectacular views over the hilly landscape of the Barrocal to the town of Portimao on the Atlantic Ocean.

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