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Off the Trail Guided Hikes

Monchique, Portugal

Experience hosted by Suzanne

5 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I will take you on a guided hike that you won't find in guide books or local maps. I can send a location pin to where we will meet and there I will introduce you to everyone walking together and as we walk through the forest I will share information on the local flora and fauna and local culture. You will experience the true nature of the mountain, the views and trees and the benefits of breathing in the clean fresh air, feeling physically and mentally rejuvenated. You should sleep well afterwards!
Other things to note
The hikes are for people with a good level of fitness taking around 4 - 5 hours depending on our pace. We walk in all weather unless the weather is extreme or unsafe. Please wear appropriate clothing and be aware of the weight of how much you need to carry. I am First Aid trained and fully insured.
I will take you on a guided hike that you won't find in guide books or local maps. I can send a location pin to where we will meet and there I will introduce you to everyone walking together and as we walk through the forest I will share information on the local flora and fauna and local culture. You will experience the true nature of the mountain, the views and trees and the benefits of breathing in the clean fresh air, feeling physically and me…

Suzanne's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Local seasonal fruits from the forest and raw honey.
From £22
/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, 23 Apr
£22 per person
£22 per person
Sun, 25 Apr
£22 per person
£22 per person
Tue, 27 Apr
£22 per person
£22 per person

Meet your host, Suzanne

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I used to host a talk radio show in Dubai in the UAE on food, travel and wellbeing moving to the Serra de Monchique three years ago. I have walked, hiked and explored the trails and hidden pathways of the local area. I love sharing the beauty of the place off the main trails. I have hiked in some incredible places in the world, Mongolia, Peru and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania but feel so fortunate I get to hike and share where I live every day in cork oaks, chestnuts, pine with stunning views and hidden valleys. I have come to understand the rhythm and pace of nature, mushrooms in October, the wildflowers in the spring and all the shifts and changes in the terrain and landscape depending on the time of day or month of the year, there is lots to see, this hidden gem in our little corner of the Algarve.
I used to host a talk radio show in Dubai in the UAE on food, travel and wellbeing moving to the Serra de Monchique three years ago. I have walked, hiked and explored the trails and hidden pathways of the local area. I love sharing the beauty of the place off the main trails. I have hiked in some incredible places in the world, Mongolia, Peru and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania but feel so fortunate I get to hike and share where I live every day in cork oaks, chestnuts, pine with stunning views and hidd…
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Where you'll be

I guide you into the heart of the forest away from roads with only the sounds of birdsong and our steps on the ground. There are inclines and descents that take us deeper into nature as you experience a different aspect of the mountain and countryside. We will cross water or see a waterfall depending on the time of year and which route I take and smell the scent of local flowers and trees. Sometimes we see eagles, goats or greet a local farmer.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Thylbert
March 2021
It was an amazing experience. The path was interesting and varied revealing a series of beautiful landscapes and waterfall. Suzanne was a wonderful friendly host giving great local insight into all we saw and also sharing some very tasty local products. Thoroughly recommended and a great way to discover the less well known but beautiful hills of the interior.
It was an amazing experience. The path was interesting and varied revealing a series of beautiful landscapes and waterfall. Suzanne was a wonderful friendly host giving great loca…
Sophie
December 2020
This was an INCREDIBLE experience. Suzanne thank you so much! The mountains are INSANELY beautiful and to do such a special hike, taking in all it's magic was extraordinary. you can't believe you're in Portugal. Suzanne's touches and knowledge, sense of fun and delicious snacks also made the experience amazing. this is a hike youll never forget and having hiked all over the world I couldn't believe it was 30 mins from my home. outstanding. thanks Suzanne!
This was an INCREDIBLE experience. Suzanne thank you so much! The mountains are INSANELY beautiful and to do such a special hike, taking in all it's magic was extraordinary. you ca…
Birgit
November 2020
Excellent walk off the beaten path around Monchique, including a few waterfalls and beautiful views. Suzanne is very personable and I really enjoyed our conversation and learning more about the area.

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Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hiking shoes or boots

Long trousers