Algarve Outdoor Tours

Serra de Monchique

Enjoy the Monchique Mountain Walk and get away from the mass holiday hotspot. Walk on century old donkey tracks and paths, leading to an amazing walk in the quiet and green Serra de Monchique.

tripadvisor about Monchique Mountain Walk Great team – fabulous walks .. The guides were friendly, informative, funny and helpful and really made our holiday a great success.”

You will love this when you:
✅ prefer to explore a region by foot
✅ feel comfortable to walk 8 – 10 km
✅ want to learn about local flora & fauna

Monchique Mountain Walk

Feel the warm sun in your face and the scent of the wild flowers, the eucalyptus and pine trees. On this superb hiking tour you will experience a bright coloured side of the Algarve. Feel the Beauty of Nature on this Monchique Mountain Walk.

See also our famous Lagos Urban Walk and beautiful coastal Seven Hanging Valleys Trail.

Day walk Itinerary

At 10h00 we meet at the “Galp” petrol station at the entrance of Monchique. Here you can easily park your car, have a coffee or use the toilet before we leave.

The walking guide will lead you along fig trees, orange groves and almond trees. We will walk through the village of Monchique with it´s 12th centyre church, day market and cobbled streets. Later you will pass by the old convent build in 1634 and visit the daily fresh market in the centre.

Local lunch option

We recommend to enjoy a tasty lunch in restaurant/café Café da Vila in the centre of Monchique. For example order an individual chicken salad, a king size baguette of your choice and one drink, for a very affordable price and right in the centre of the village square. Feel free to bring your own packed lunch, on the same square are enough benches and you can use the free public toilets.

In the afternoon you will continue your guided hike into south direction. We´ll walk through eucalyptus & cork forest and we will find medronho bushes. Most of the tour will show you stunning views on the valleys and towards the coast.

The walk ends at the gas station where our car is parked at around 16h00.

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Best suited for

Everyone between 10-80 years with some recent walking experience and is capable to walk 1 1/2 hours in the morning and max 2 hours in the afternoon. The total distance is 11 km/ 6miles.

Required fitness level nº 2, difficulty B


  • Specialist walking guide
  • Info about local flora and fauna
  • Stop for lunch (self catering)
  • Liability insurance
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