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This trail is not circular anymore because part of it is private nowadays. It´s possible to climb from de laguna to "Pico do Ferro", a viewpoint at the top of the hill. In the private portion there are a circular paid trail (10 €).

This trail is not circular anymore because part of it is private nowadays. It´s possible to climb from de laguna to "Pico do Ferro", a viewpoint at the top of the hill. In the private portion there are a circular paid trail (10 €).

Moderate 3.5hr walk from Faro airport to a campsite in nearby town. Remote dusty roads, beachside paths, and suburban areas.

très belle randonnée difficultés modéré dommage qu'il manque des panneaux pour bien se situe heureusement le GPS pratique

Beautiful trail under blue skies. Easy walking with only problem being that cows create numerous holes in the terrain thus making walking tricky most of the time. However they keep the grass mown so there is that.

hiking
3 days ago

Good trail but suggest walking clockvise as the eastern part is a steep and taxing slope best tackled going up.

We hiked about three miles of the trail until it started downhill and then returned to our car on the same trail. The trip out was fogged in and windy. The return allowed for better views. The first section up to Caldeira Seca is easy and pleasant. After the short section of road the trail is continuously wet and muddy. This is from drainage as there has not been a lot of recent rain. It would be helpful to have boots that you did not care whether they got wet and muddy. We had tennis shoes but were able to pick our way past the mud. The third section is on a gravel road gradually but steadily uphill. It is dry. The views, when available were nice if not spectacular.

Easy short uphill to spectacular view of waterfalls. Trail is pretty much all weather.

hiking
7 days ago

Easy “hike” that’s all stairs. Beautiful sculptures on the way up. There’s a road to the top in case not everyone in your party can walk the way up. Mostly shaded until the final set of stairs. Several cafes and gardens at the top.

As described by others. Flat for the most part, beautiful scenery on most of the trail. We found the trail head in town on the “Old Church” Street. Well marked all along the loop. The surprise was the 3 euro per person charge to walk by the Caldeira...attempted to no avail to argue that we were simply walking the loop, we were told parking was free (we had parked in the village so did not have a car to park :) ). Paid the 6 euro and continued our walk.

Randonnée dans des chemins de tracteur, pour rejoindre un lac au bout de 14.5km qui finalement est moins jolie que sur les photos.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike by the lake. No signage but followed on phone GPS. Groves of eucalyptus trees and budding foliage. Easy walk, would do again

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with a great view. It starts and ends at high altitude. It can be windy and colder than the lower areas but the views and the nature is all worth it. We went in January, at that time of year you should bring warm clothes.

I would not recommend this hike. Only because of the part which runs through a very neglected farm, with dead or dying Cork Oaks. The views of Sines, an ugly industrial area, don't add to it either. There are definitely more beautiful walks than this.

on Alto da Fóia

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, but do dress warmly as is windy and chilly at times. Excellent signage. Will go back when warms up a bit

hiking
1 month ago

Sad to see such extensive clear cutting, but replanting seems to be doing well. Lake is very low.

This trail is mostly woodland with some nice elevation. Everything is pretty well maintained. 100% of the trail is off of main roads so this is a great walk for dogs.

Beautiful flat and easy trail around the interesting crater lake. Park museum has a nice cafe and a 3-euro exhibit which is well worth it for science or ecology buffs.

mystérieux saut trés mais agréable ! avec des surprise à tout vas ! tutu ben !

1 month ago

Can be a bit chilly in winter but fantastic views and rock formations. Great for kids and budding rock climbers.

Very enjoyable trail in winter with kids. Wide variety of landscapes and trees, particularly along the valley leading up to the reservoir. Mostly unshaded and perfect for a cold sunny day. Very easy to walk. Lovely picnic spots along the valley.

hiking
muddy
over grown
private property
rocky
2 months ago

perfect conditions except no restrooms anywhere. A lot of dogs barking you along the way.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

This is a nice roundtrip. You start of in Varzea to climb towards the ridge of Sete Cidades. This ridge offers an amazing view towards the blue and green lake but also towards the ocean. From here a descent starts towards the village of Mosteiros. After the descent you walk along the shores of the ocean with beautiful views until you reach the viewpoint. From here you walk through the small town of Varzea back to the starting point. There is a restaurant, bar and coffee bar near the start of the trail.

on Lagoa Azul

2 months ago

Start on the easy dirt road on the right near the causeway. Continue into the forest which becomes a moderate track as it goes up and down frequently. About 3/4 of the way around the lake a 30' section of walkway has fallen toward the lake. There is a short difficult by pass above this point. You then meet another dirt road passing by the water plant.

Beautiful trail, well maintained and not too steep. The terrain changes as you go and you get excellent views of the ocean, the town below, and Lake Fogo. Highly recommend!

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

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