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Serra da Picota

Picota, Monchique, Portugal
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Fabulous, panoramic view of The Algarve and Monchique from here

You CAN drive up here but it's NOT the best idea because it's a VERY steep, winding, single track... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
jasonbgregory66
Cork forests eerie like something out of a movie

The cork harvesting makes the trees look eerie and creepy, misshapen and dark where the bark is... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2017
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

You CAN drive up here but it's NOT the best idea because it's a VERY steep, winding, single track road that just stops a with little more than a three-pointing space to turn round at the top. So if more than one other person has...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

The cork harvesting makes the trees look eerie and creepy, misshapen and dark where the bark is removed. Serra da Picota combines this with spectacular hillsides.

Thank chickandbeast
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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Found a recommendation to go there on a birdwatching site. Soaring eagles was a possibility. Got my self a rented car and went there. But no eagles, a very windy day blew the chance away. However the 360 panorama view was worth the trip. Stunning!!...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Another hard climb on 2 wheels , but it had to be done , great views & scenery all around , fantastic descent back down to Monchique

Thank jimt1964spalding
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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Great walk with excellent views, we did it from Monchique. Love the cork forests, the wildflowers and butterflies. Contrary to some posts we saw no refreshment places anywhere near the top which suited us just fine.

Thank David R
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

We walked up from Monchique and saw no-one until the top when we met a large Dutch walking party. We then descended the other side in a very roundabout but beautiful way.

Thank Lanchester71
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

Get away from the crowds! If you must, drive most of the way, but in the end Walk/ scramble you have to. Views and then some! Crowds? They are over the other side of Monchique on foia!

Thank lynt72
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

If you want the other view from hill top to coastline in the Algarve which does not have commercialism, this is your place. Peace and quiet, and stunning views to the coast. You need a clear day to appreciate the view, sit down and take...More

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed February 3, 2017

lovely peaceful place, romantic place too - nice picture point - a must see and must goo and good camera required and the tour guide even had binoculars for us to use.. wow

Thank Sam D
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

We obtained a walking map from the tourist office in Monchique and walked for two hours in 40%C to get to the top. Met no one on the way. Difficult ascent in the heat but well worth the effort, walking through oak tree forests and...More

Thank PRRobson
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