We like this walk as it is in open countryside away from houses, people and barking dogs and no steep hills. It is 10kms and takes just over 2 hours. There are a few gradual uphill climbs, and one short steep descent, therefore it is a grade 3 walk (medium). We can enjoy some nice views of the Monchique area in open countryside. Part of the path could be over grown so there is a chance of scratched legs. The usual rules apply: wear suitable footwear, bring water, poles if you have them, no charge, walk at your own risk and respect social distancing.
Directions to meeting point: Follow the N125 towards Portimao then turn off and follow the signs for Monchique. At the roundabout take the left turning for Monchique (N266). At the village of Rasmalho you will see the Café Casa De Pasto Riba E Serra on your left. Park on the right-hand side of the road, opposite the café. The café may be open for coffee as they have an outer terrace. We will drive up to the starting point of the walk which is around 3/4kms further along near the brown sign on the right Ribba A Torrinha. Linda and Russell will be leading this walk. The phone contact on the day will be 0044 7960552618. Please indicate below if you will be joining us for the walk.
NOTE NEW START TIME IS 9:30am AS WE ARE EXPECTING WARM WEATHER