From Olhão: Barrocal – Guided Day Walk

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Marina Center, Av. 5 de Outubro Loja n° 13, 8700-408 Olhão
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Duration

7 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Français, Portuguese

About this tour

The Barrocal, Between Land and Sea

There is a fragrance of serenity and fullness in this journey in Barrocal .

This incredible 21km hike, filled with the scents of the countryside and the breezes of the nearby sea, will make you discover the Barrocal which is characterized by the presence of several limestone elevations of irregular shapes.

Our loop will begin with the small village of Moncarapacho and will allow you to reach, via more or less technical trails, one of the highest points in this region, the “Cerro de São Miguel” (411m). On a day with clear skies you can see from Monte Gordo to Faro, the coastal towns, some of the islands of the Ria Formasa and the immense blue sea.

After the lunch break in the form of a picnic, we will continue along the Barrocal to enjoy an endemic vegetation : olive trees, myrtle trees, carob trees, almond trees, fig trees or some isolated specimens of holm oaks…

Another point of interest is the “cerro da Cabeça” with its viewpoint nestled in the upper Jurassic rock that allows vegetation to grow in the cracks carved by rain over the centuries. We will go down quietly to our starting point, our steps punctuated by the paths of red ochre earth and accompanied by the song of the birds.

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   Max Group of 8 people max.

Good to know beforehand
  • This is a 21 kilometer hike with an elevation of approximately 525 meters. A good level of fitness is recommended to participate comfortable.
Recommended
  • Suitable footwear
  • Adaptive clothing
  • Water reserve for the hike
  • Sun protection

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Highlights

  • Natural barrier between coast and mountain
  • Transfer by mini-bus to Olhão and Fuseta
  • Exuberant and wild nature
  • Viewpoints along the route
  • Tasting local products
  • Day trip

Included/Excluded

  • Round-trip transport from Olhão , Fuseta , Tavira
  • Tourist guide
  • The water supply
  • The tasting of the local products
  • Conviviality and good mood
  • The lunch (picnic)
  • The drinks
  • The personal expenses
  • The repatriation insurance

Durations

7 Hours

Languages

English
Français
Portuguese

Frequently asked questions

  • The confirmation email serves as an electronic ticket;
  • You can cancel up to 24 hours before the booked tour starts (more info);
  • People bellow 18 years old cannot take our tour without being accompanied by a parent or guardian, for example.
  • Not wheelchair accessible;
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers;
  • We recommend that you bring: comfortable sneakers, water, and warm clothes.

Tour's Location

Marina Center, Av. 5 de Outubro Loja n° 13, 8700-408 Olhão

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