Friday, 20 May 2011

4 Days Via Algarviana West

Monchique Mountains
Alferce – Monchique – Marmelete - Aljezur 
Arrival day included

Idyllique village, Algarves highest peaques (Picota and Fóia), hugh granite stones, magical cork oak wood, small mountain town flair, goats flock, impressive terraced fields, spectacular views, lonely river valleys... wonderful long eared travel companions!

Dates on demand, except July and August.

1. Day: Arrival Alferce
2. Day: Alferce -> Monchique, 13 km
3. Day: Monchique -> Marmelete, 14km
4. Day: Marmelete -> Aljezur, 17 km; Departure Aljezur.

Tour description: We start our donkey trek near the picturesque village Alferce (450 m), northeast Monchique Mountains. From here we donkey hike uphill on the fertile northern hillside, easily but constantly, passing pastureland, Eukalyptus woods, the last chestnuttrees till the first peak of our tour, Picota (774 m). We are wellcomed with a spectacular view to the Algarvian South Coast. After we follow the trail Via Algarviana, meaning the last third of the his 10th sector, which leads us slowly downhill trough a magical cork oak forest till the small town Monchique (458 m). On the second day, after passing a 17th century convent ruin, the first third is once in a while steeper uphill, till Fóia (902m), the highest top of the Algarve. Again another moment of spectacular views. After we will donkey hike in sections downhill, easily till the friendly mountain village Marmelete. On the last day we leave the Via Algarviana trail to donkey hike towards the Atlantic west coast, through an execrated valley following a beautifull river, Ribeira da Cerca, till we finally arrive at the donkeys farm, Vale das Amoreiras. 
Difficulty level: Medium.

Price. Half pension, Twin room*:
405 € pp: 2 People/ 1 Donkey
280 € pp: 3-5 People/ 2 Donkeys
250 € pp: 6-8 People/ 3 Donkeys
All prices include: Tour guide, luggage transport by donkeys, leaflet about donkey hiking, accommodation, breakfast, dinner, accident insurance, transfer from Marmelete to Corgo do Vale (3rd Day).
Additional costs: Arrival at/ departure from Aljezur; transfer from Aljezur to Alferce (2nd Day, 20 € pp).
*Single room on surcharge.

More details and booking via email
Phone             +351 282 998 331      
Mobile             +351 967 145 306 

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