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Mt Fóia Tours

Mt Fóia
Looming 902 meters over the colorful spa town of Caldas de Monchique below, Mt Fóia is the Algarve’s highest peak and makes a scenic day trip from nearby Portimão. It’s the spellbinding views that make Fóia so popular, spanning the rugged Serra de Monchique mountain range, the Alvor River, Portimão, and on clear days, the ocean-lapped cliffs along the Atlantic coast.

Hiking to the summit is a worthwhile challenge for adventurous travelers, but the mountaintop can also be reached by car, where there are two main viewpoints and a cluster of restaurants offering equally impressive views. 

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Mt Fóia is located in the Serra de Monchique Mountain range, approximately 40km north of Portimão in the Algarve.
Address: Monchique, Portugal
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Silves, Monchique and Fóia Tour

Silves, Monchique and Fóia Tour

Stray from the beaten path and see a side of the Algarve that most first-time visitors miss on a tour that covers Silves, Monchique, and Foia—three lesser-known towns and villages. As well as receiving undivided attention from a private guide, you’ll travel between historical and natural sights in air-conditioned comfort, without having to worry about navigation.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$111,83
Price varies by group size
From
US$111,83
Price varies by group size

Amazing West Day Trip: Silves, Fóia, Lagos & Cape St. Vincent

Amazing West Day Trip: Silves, Fóia, Lagos & Cape St. Vincent

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Explore the western portion of the Algarve on this full-day tour from Albufeira. Visit the old Moorish capital of Silves and explore the ancient ruins, then it's on to the highest point of the Algarve region in Foia. Finish the tour at the famous Cape St. Vincent in Lagos and explore the “End of the World,” before heading back to your hotel in Albufeira.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$46,24
From
US$46,24

Algarve Wine Tour and Mountain Discovery With Lunch at Mountain Top

Algarve Wine Tour and Mountain Discovery With Lunch at Mountain Top

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Combine visits to two Algarve area wineries with a Portuguese lunch atop a mountain on this private tour from Portimao. With your guide and private group, learn about wine production in the region and taste some of the finest samples. Ascend the mountain range to a restaurant in the town of own of Monchique, where you enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch accompanied by epic views. This private tour ensures personalized attention for you and your party.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$138,16
From
US$138,16
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Silves and Monchique Half Day Bus Tour

Silves and Monchique Half Day Bus Tour

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Discover the Algarve’s unique Moorish influences during this half-day guided tour to the towns of Silves and Monchique, departing from the Algarve. This tour uncovers the impressive 11th century Silves Castle, one of the best-preserved Moorish fortifications in Portugal. Then take in the views from Algarve's tallest mountain, Foia, which stands at 2,960 feet (902 meters) above sea level. Enjoy free time to shop for local handicrafts and products before heading back to Algarve.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$24,31
From
US$24,31

Algarve: Silves and Monchique Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting

Algarve: Silves and Monchique Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting

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Take a tour to Silves and visit the stunning castle. Then explore the highest Mountain in the South of Portugal, with 360º views for all the Algarve!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$77,83
From
US$77,83
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Historical Algarve - Day Trip with Lunch Included

Historical Algarve - Day Trip with Lunch Included

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Visit the West of the Algarve- full of History and Nature - on this full-day trip from the Algarve! • Directed by a professional multilingual Tour Guide • Lunch Included • Visit to Silves, the old Moorish capital of the Algarve • Visit to Foia, the highest point of the Algarve • Visit to Monchique • Visit to Lagos, important city for the portuguese discoveries • Visit to Sagres, one of the most amazing and beautiful places of the Algarve
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$45,50
From
US$45,50
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Algarve MTB Holiday

Algarve MTB Holiday "Best of the West"

"Feel the Beauty of Nature" Riding in the west Algarve by Mountain bike offers you a unique opportunuity to feel the various natural influences in Portugal. This MTB tour has so much to offer: > Silves with it´s 1000 yr old Moorish Castle > Serra de Monchique with Mt. Foia at 902mtrs > Carrapateira in the West Coast Nature Park > Sagres with it´s seagoing history and the iconic lighthouse > Lagos on the beautiful southcoast of Ponte da Piedade You can ride with 2 people minimum and we automatically calculate a €100 discount for groups of 6 or more ! Stay in 4 star Hotel Faro from €44 per person per night including breakfast sharing a double or twin standerd room (January - February - March) You can come to Silves on the 1st day by bike, by train or book our own shuttle service at extra cost. We ride Giant 29ers with hydraulic disc brakes in sizes M, L and XL for €91.50 extra for the 5 days, incl transport to/from Silves Ebikes are also available.
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  • 6 days
From
US$900,83
Price varies by group size
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US$900,83
Price varies by group size

Historical Algarve Tour - Ria Formosa, Castelo de Silves, Foia, Santa Luzia,Faro

Historical Algarve Tour - Ria Formosa, Castelo de Silves, Foia, Santa Luzia,Faro

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We will visit, part of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa (PNRF), one of the most beautiful natural patrimonies of the Country. It covers an area of ​​18,400 hectares over 60 km, this place serves as habitat for several unique species, and there we find paradisiacal beaches. This tour also includes a visit to Silves Castle, of Islamic military architecture and one of the best preserved castles in the country. Get ready for a breathtaking view. Then we will continue to Foia, in the Serra de Monchique. Foia is the highest point in the Algarve, and here you will certainly be surprised by wonderful panoramic views. We will also visit Santa Luzia, a small fishing village located very close to Tavira, which specializes in octopus capture, and the cosmopolitan city of Faro - the capital of the Algarve.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$176,84
Price varies by group size
From
US$176,84
Price varies by group size

Serra de Monchique Highlights - 4x4 Private Safari Tour

Serra de Monchique Highlights - 4x4 Private Safari Tour

"Feel the Beauty of Nature". Book now to explore the highlights of the Serra de Monchique with this guided tour. Our comfortable 4x4 gives space for 6 passengers and it´s a private tour. Included is hotel pick up, lunch suggestions, a responsible and fun driver. Feel free to bring your own pick nick lunch, or let us suggest you a local restaurant, depending on your taste, budget and interests. Discover many interesting, beautiful and well hidden places of the western Algarve. In this private “jeep safari”, you will have the 4WD car exclusively for your group of maximum 6 passengers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$181,23
per group
From
US$181,23
per group

Historical Algarve

Historical Algarve

The Algarve is Portugal’s most international region. It is the destination of choice for people from all over the globe, and that is why we often hear a little of every language spoken in the streets of the region. People flock to this corner of the world for various reasons: from the warm climate, to the stunning - and famous - coast line, and the unique Mediterranean cuisine. The trip includes a visit to Silves Castle, with its Islamic military architecture and one of the most well preserved castles in the country, which doubles as a viewpoint thanks to its location at the top of a large hill. Get ready for a breathtaking view. We then continue to Foia, nestled in the Monchique Mountain. Foia is the Algarve’s highest point, and you will certainly be impressed by the stunning panoramic views. In the charming city of Lagos, historically linked to the Portuguese Discoveries, you will be able to visit Saint Anthony’s Church and the Slave Market, from the 14th Century.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$49,09
From
US$49,09
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Silves & Monchique - Half-Day Trip with Lunch Included

Silves & Monchique - Half-Day Trip with Lunch Included

Visit Silves & Monchique - full of History and Nature - on this half-day trip from the Algarve! • Directed by a professional multilingual Tour Guide • Lunch Included • Visit to Silves, the old Moorish capital of the Algarve • Visit to Foia, the highest point of the Algarve • Visit to Monchique
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$32,33
From
US$32,33
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Monchique Half Day Small-Group Tour from Lagos

Monchique Half Day Small-Group Tour from Lagos

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Explore the town of Mochique and Fóia, the highest mountain in the south of Portugual, on this tour from Lagos. You’ll travel with a small group of just six people or fewer, which means you’ll get personalized attention from your guide and enjoy plenty of time to ask questions. Stroll through the quaint streets of Mochique and stand atop the peak of Fóia to snap photos of the Algarve spread out below.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$47,89
From
US$47,89
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Algarve MTB Holiday - in 3 riding days to Sagres

Algarve MTB Holiday - in 3 riding days to Sagres

Riding the Algarve by Mountain bike is truly a unique way to breath in the natural and historical aspects of Portugal. Let us transport your luggage and be available in case you need a vehicle. Our detailed GPS tracks will bring you further and take away the hassle of finding your way. You can ride with 2 people minimum and we automatically calculate discounts for groups of 6 or more. Should you wish to stay overnight in Faro, we can book 4 star Hotel Faro which is right in the centre. Prices start at €44 per person per night including breakfast sharing a double or twin standerd room (January - February - March) In case you want to stay overnight in Sagres just let us know your wishes. You can come to Silves on the 1st riding day by bike, by train or book our own shuttle service at extra cost. We ride Giant 29ers with hydraulic disc brakes in sizes M, L and XL for €58.50 extra for the 3 days, incl transport to Silves/from Sagres. Ebikes are also available.
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  • 3 days
From
US$386,26
Price varies by group size
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US$386,26
Price varies by group size

Costa Vicentina Tour you get the best sunset

Costa Vicentina Tour you get the best sunset

Visit Silves Monchique Aljezur Sagres and Lagos with a guide and a tour tailored to your taste, with the weather controlled by you
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$59,87
per group
From
US$59,87
per group

Full Day Wine Tour w / lunch

Full Day Wine Tour w / lunch

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Pass through the most traditional vineyards of the Algarve to taste their wines, and stop at Fóia to enjoy the landscape and have lunch
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$165,79
From
US$165,79

Algarve a la Carte

Algarve a la Carte

This is a day of discovery and history where you visit some of the most interesting and scenic areas of the Algarve. Steeped in tradition, encompassing the mountains and the sea it’s the perfect way to acquaint yourself with the Algarve. Our route follows lesser travelled paths, giving you a discerning view of Portugal’s past and present.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$97,63
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US$97,63

Road Bike challenging ride

Road Bike challenging ride

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Speed through the beautiful region of the Algarve on this 5-hour guided Foia road bike challenge from Alcantarilha. This tour is ideal for experienced road cyclists who are up for a challenging ride. Enjoy quaint roads and peddle up the Algarve’s tallest mountain which offers rewarding views. Since this area has minimal cars, well maintained roads and is accustomed to good weather you will be set for some awesome coasting on the voyage back.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$73,68
From
US$73,68

Monchique 3-Hour Off-Road Quad Tour

Monchique 3-Hour Off-Road Quad Tour

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Experience the adrenaline rush of driving a quad off-road in the countryside of the Algarve. After an all-important safety briefing at the base, youll ride a 300cc ATV quad bike up the hill of Monchique. Cover a variety of terrains and steep inclines where your skills will be proven. As special highlights, you will reach the highest point of the Algarve named Fóia, where the views are breathtaking and youll drive through some magnificient wide open trails with old ruins on the way. A fun-filled 3-hour tour for all levels of experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$89,80
per group
From
US$89,80
per group
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Half Day Tour – Monchique´s Mountain and Bravura´s Lake

Half Day Tour – Monchique´s Mountain and Bravura´s Lake

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This tour is perfect for anyone who wishes to escape busy touristic towns. Many people only know the Algarve for its beaches and seaside resorts!! Although the beaches are truly magnificent, you would be wrong to think that this is all that the Algarve has to offer. Due to our adventurous nature, the majority of this tour will take place off-road, on very secret trails. On this trip you will learn a lot about the unique local fauna and flora that is so characteristic of this region. Most of the trails are inaccessible for normal vehicles. We visit places that have stopped completely in time… In the various scenarios we visited, we are particularly interested in completing our tour with information related to history and fauna. Often our customers said they were amazed at what they saw, but most of all they were very happy with what they had learned.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$58,67
From
US$58,67
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Serra de Monchique Private Half-Day Tour with Lunch

Serra de Monchique Private Half-Day Tour with Lunch

This is a unique experience brought together by locals to show the unique culture and heritage that our mountain has to offer. We will meet you in the small village of Alferce where you will learn to make bread in the traditional way. Lunch and relax with a drink. Opportunity to meet with local farmers. Learn how they brew their Medronho, learn all about beekeeping and Honey.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$77,83
From
US$77,83
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Silves & Monchique Guided Bus Tour with Lunch

Silves & Monchique Guided Bus Tour with Lunch

Going with a guide, you'll visit the old town of Silves, where you can see a famous castle and church. In Foia you'll have one of the best views in the Algarve from it's highest point. After that, you'll visit Monchique, where you will also have lunch, and then return back to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$37,12
From
US$37,12

Western Algarve Guided Bus Tour with Lunch

Western Algarve Guided Bus Tour with Lunch

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Going with a guide, you'll visit the old town of Silves, where you can see a famous castle and church. In Foia you'll have one of the best views in the Algarve from it's highest point. After that, you'll visit Monchique, where you will also have lunch. In the afternoon you will have a stop in Lagos with spare time to visit the center and to shop. The last stop will be in Cape Saint Vicent where you will have an amazing view of the ocean and the beautiful coast.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50,29
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US$50,29

Private Full Day Guided Tour of the Algarve

Private Full Day Guided Tour of the Algarve

The tour is exclusive, private, and for a maximum of 4 people from the same family or friends. This means that you will not be traveling with people you do not know. We will take you on a different tour, where we will show a typical Portuguese side. We will pass through secular villages, almost untouched. We will only travel on alternative roads, but not on dirt. There is a stop for a picnic, where drinks such as wine, water, soft drinks and typical Portuguese snacks will be served, all already included in the tour price. It is a sensory tour, where you will be able to see, feel, smell and touch a real Portugal! The tour is done in a new, modern mini-van, with air conditioning and all the comfort you deserve.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$101,77
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US$101,77
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Premium Wine and Gastronomic Mountain Tour in The Algarve

Premium Wine and Gastronomic Mountain Tour in The Algarve

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Get personalized attention and enjoy the ability to travel at your own pace on this Algarve wine and food tour. With a private guide for just you and your party, visit a local winery and a medronho distillery for wine and brandy tastings. Sit down for a lunch of Portuguese specialities in a mountaintop restaurant with epic views and photo ops over the Algarve region. Round-trip private transportation from Portimao included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$153,51
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US$153,51
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