The Algarve is famed for its beautiful beaches, yet its countryside is also filled with little gems. You'll head into the mountains to visit Silves, Foia and Monchique, and taste some local treats along the way.
Our first stop is Silves, in the heart of orange-growing country. You'll climb up its castle to admire the views, learn about its Moorish past and enjoy a cake and orange juice in its café. We'll then continue the tour deep into the Monchique Mountains, where we'll stop in a mountain-top restaurant for lunch.
Next is Foia, the highest point in the Algarve. Drop into a local shop for a liqueur tasting. Then, it's on to Monchique to explore its cobbled streets and traditional shops. Rounding off the day is Caldas de Monchique for a guided walk through a natural garden rich in the area's unique flora.