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Public transport

No matter if you arrive in 'Faro' or 'Lisbon', you need to reach 'Portimão'
either by train: ( or bus:( (
Take a bus for the 21 km from 'Portimão' to 'Monchique' (
From the main square in 'Monchique' take a taxi to 'Restolho da Aveia na Foía' (approx. 6 km for 8 EUR)
or call us for to pick you up. Please do not attempt to cycle uphill in summer if you are not accustomed to it!

Individual transport

A rental car is a very comfortable and reasonable choice in low season.
Please check best prices, conditions and 'carbon offset' possibilities yourself.
If you drive from the north take the N267 from 'São Marcos da Serra' to 'Alferce' / 'Monchique'.
From the south take the N266 from 'Portimão' to 'Monchique'.

From the main square in 'Monchique' take the N266-3 to the summit of the 'Serra de Monchique'
called 'Fóia'. 4,5 km uphill on the left you'll find a sign AL THe Algarve Hillstation on a cypress tree.
Go down the small tarmac road. After 150 m on the left you'll find another sign.
Go straight down the 'dead end' cobblestone road, approx. 500 m, until you reach us.


  • 2,5 km to the nearest restaurant;
  • 6 km to the town of 'Monchique' with newspapers, banks and shopping facilities;
  • 25 km to the southern beaches of the Algarve with tourism facilities and many golf courses;
  • 30 km to the unspoiled nature reserve 'Costa Vicentina' on the western Atlantic coast;
  • 90 km to 'Faro' international airport (driving time less then one hour over the toll highway).
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