W 3 Monchique – Fonte Santa – Monchique

Monchique – Fonte Santa – MonchiqueStarting in the town of Monchique, a circular walk in the valley between Fóia and Picota in an easterly direction. It comprises traditional trails along which can be seen old farms with syenite terraces, which are used for a form of agriculture employing ancient techniques, as well as the ruins of windmills and water-mills. The waters of Fonte Santa da Malhada Quente have been used for therapeutic purposes for a long time owing to their mineral properties.

Meeting point 1: Intermarché
Length: 15km
Time: 5-6 hours
Difficulty: moderate

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