On this tour of the Algarve you’ll head inland to explore the foothills of the Serra de Monchique mountains. Your first stop of the day is Silves, a sleepy town with plenty of history behind it. It was once the capital of the Algarve but now the red sandstone castle is all that remains of its Moorish past. Take a moment to admire the gardens and the turreted walls before checking out the town’s Gothic cathedral - with its Crusader tombs – and the Museum of cork. Driving on through the countryside, you’ll stop to explore the cobbled streets of Monchique. There’s plenty to fill your camera here and at the next village, too. Hidden in among the mountain pines, spa town Caldas de Monchique is charming to say the least.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.