From Caldas, the walk climbs steadily through sparse cistus vegetation with traces of old, extensive agriculture. Then, once you’ve crossed a fertile valley, the path leads along the slopes of Foia, continuously rising and falling, from where there are many wonderful views down to the south coast. Finally we reach Marmelete in a gentle descent over the last kilometres.
Meeting point: Hotel Central Caldas de Monchique
Time: 7 hours