Hikingisnaturalmedicine.Walkinginthehillsgivesyouunforgettablepleasure,intheendyoumaybetiredbut youalsofeelstrengthandvitality.GoinguphillyoubreatheinthepureMonchiqueairsmellingofherbsand eucalyptus,goingdownyousometimesneedtouseyourwholebodytokeepthebalance.Hikingislivinginthe moment.Thebestseasonforhikingisfrommarchuntil2ndweekofJuneandfromthe2ndpartofseptember untildecember.Thesummeristoohotandthewintermonthscanbewetbutnottoomuch,sostillnicefor walking.ThemountainsofMonchiqueofferthepossibilitytoadjustthehikefromnormaltostrong,thedifferencesin altitudewillseldomexceed500mandthewalkingtimecanoftenbechangedduringthehikebytakingadifferent path. Thiswayyoucanwalkfrom2to6hoursaday.Wealsohavewalksonthesouthandwestcoastthatprovide anunforgettableexperience.TherearemanycircularwalksbutalsothewalkfromFoia(highestpointofthe Algarve)toCasaSpad'Almaisveryattractiveandwecandropyouoffatthestartingpoint.Weprovideyouwithmaps,tipsanddirectionsfortheroutes.Theroutesmainlyconcerngoatpaths,gravelorsand,sometimeswitha partthatisasphaltedbutwhereyouarerarelybotheredbytraffic.Youcanwalkthroughtheareawhereyoumeetthelocalsbuttherearealsotracksthroughdesertedwildernesswhereyouarealonewiththehighfloating eagles,thecorkoaksandthenoiseinthetrees.Ifyouwanttowalkindividuallybutwithaguide,itisalso possible and one of us goes along as a guide. Here you pay a little extra.
Hiking is natural medicine. Walking in the hills gives you unforgettable pleasure, in the end you may be tired but you also feel strength and vitality. Going uphill you breathe in the pure Monchique air smelling of herbs and eucalyptus, going down you sometimes need to use your whole body to keep the balance. Hiking is living in the moment.The best season for hiking is from march until 2nd week of June and from the 2nd part of september until december. The summer is too hot and the winter months can be wet but not too much, so still nice for walking.The mountains of Monchique offer the possibility to adjust the hike from normal to strong, the differences in altitude will seldom exceed 500m and the walking time can often be changed during the hike by taking a different path. This way you can walk from 2 to 6 hours a day. We also have walks on the south and west coast that provide an unforgettable experience. There are many circular walks but also the walk from Foia (highest point of the Algarve) to Casa Spa d'Alma is very attractive and we can drop you off at the starting point. We provide you with maps, tips and directions for the routes. The routes mainly concern goat paths, gravel or sand, sometimes with a part that is asphalted but where you are rarely bothered by traffic.You can walk through the area where you meet the locals but there are also tracks through deserted wilderness where you are alone with the high floating eagles, the cork oaks and the noise in the trees. If you want to walk individually but with a guide, it is also possible and one of us goes along as a guide. Here you pay a little extra.