What you'll do
Our adventure leaves from Lagos about 5 hours before sunset as we plan to stop the 2nd highest peak in the Algarve right as the sun is setting. The windy road to Monchique takes about 40 minutes from Lagos and once there we will exit the Van on a quiet side street of Monchique. We will walk through the quaint streets, admiring the locals lush gardens and beautiful tiled houses. Once into the center of Monchique we will then visit our friends who will provide our guests with a honey & medronho tasting while explaining the fascinating history of this ancient little village that has seen so much change. However Monchique has been able to keep much of their ancient traditions alive. After trying four types of locally produce honey, an ounce of melosa and an ounce of the infamous medronho we will set off to explore - the now derelict - 17th century Franciscan convent that overlooks Monchique. After coming back into town from the church we will set off up the other side of Monchique. We will walk amongst cork, eucalyptus and pine trees all the way to the top before sitting down to enjoy a nutritious tapas style dinner at sunset. After dinner we will hike down at twilight to the van.
Neide and I have been in the Algarve for over two seasons and explored,tried and tested plenty of locations. Both have experience in tourism, hiking and Chris has completed his Wilderness First aid course. We have been coming to Monchique for over two seasons now and feel this place is truly a hidden gem culturally, gastronomically and in a pristine natural setting.We're travelers at heart, being all over the world and understand that the best experiences are those when you're taken away from the usual tourist traps!Monchique has a fascinating story to tell and we'd love the chance to share
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Where you'll be
Will be going to Monchique, a quaint little mountain village about 40 minute drive away from Lagos. Monchique is steeped in history as the Romans first came here and realized early on how special it was. They established the "Caldas de Monchique"(spa) as they believed and still do that the water has healing powers. When we enter the actual town of Monchique we will visit our friends at there local shop which displays all the regional delicacies.
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Wed, 23rd Oct From 14:30 to 21:30.
£54 per person
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Up to 8 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
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