Starting in Marmelete, the first half of the circular walk leads along shady paths under cork oaks and chestnut trees through the “old Portugal”, past small farms, some of which are still in use. Then there is a long ascent, mainly through eucalyptus forests, which is rewarded with a wonderful view from the top of the Pico, until the walk begins to descend again gently back to Marmelete.
Meeting point:Hotel Central Caldas de Monchique
Length: 8,49 km
Time: 3 hours