A single-file track leads uphill for two hours: over granite rocks and through lush forest vegetation, past medronho bushes, stone pines, cork oaks and eucalyptus; lovely views to the sea. From the top (776 m) of Picota, sweeping views to the Cape, the west coast, Monchique and the northern Alentejo when the weather is fine. The one-day walk leads over mosses, past springs and through a cork oak forest to Monchique (lunch) and back to Caldas in the afternoon.
Ponto de encontro: Hotel Central Caldas de Monchique
Time: 6 hours