The immense peace and quiet create an ideal framework for hiking. Feel free to take your map and set out your own hiking trip. For those who want there are several organizations specialised in guided hiking tours. You do not need to be an experienced hiker to enjoy the scenery !
A personal favourite is the summit of the Foia mountain, which is the highest point of the Algarve region at 905 m. The second highest point is Mount Picota, 773 m high. From both viewpoints you can enjoy a phenomenal panoramic view on the inland and the coastline.
During the walk you will find yourself in green wild valleys with mimosa, cork oaks, chestnut trees, pine trees and rhododendrons.
And there is so much more :
- The rich history of Algarve offers beautiful historical locations (churches, cathedrals, …)
- Numerous museums
- Jeep safaris
- Lots of possibilities for fishermen
- Sparkling nightlife of Albufeira