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Paths of the past

Paths of the past - Full

Circular pedestrian route starting and ending in Caldas de Monchique, which runs along the wooded slopes and hills overlooking the “sacred ravine”, where the famous thermal baths are located. The itinerary takes advantage of some paved sections that, in the past, facilitated the connection between the Caldas area and the town of Monchique, through the Lageado ravine, an area where some sepulchral monuments dating back to Recent Prehistory still exist.

  • Schedule: Friday 1st of December 2023 from 08:45 am until 12:30 pm
  • Theme(s): Culture and Heritage
  • Type(s): Walking
  • Location: Outdoor activity
  • Walking distance: 7.50
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 2 Max. 30 (minimum age 16 years old)
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Recommendations:

    Appropriate clothing and footwear for this purpose, including a hat (if it's a sunny day) or waterproof coat/coat (if it's a rainy day). Footwear must be suitable for paths with little grip, namely descents on dirt roads and climbs on paved areas. The use of hiking poles is suggested.

  • Partner:
  • Guide/Responsible: Fábio Capela
  • Meeting point:
    Parque de Estacionamento das Caldas
    Lat: 37.286037 / Lon: -8.553431

    Caldas de Monchique car park located close to the D. Lourenço inn.