Guided Walking Tour in Rocha da Pena by Lands (Ref. 767)

Discover the more rugged and wild countryside of the Algarve on this guided walking tour of Rocha da Pena.

On this guided walk, we explore the imposing rocky plateau lying between the Barrocal and the Serra do Caldeirão. Rocha da Pena is a classified area characterized by rock faces, high bare c…

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Description

Discover the more rugged and wild countryside of the Algarve on this guided walking tour of Rocha da Pena.

On this guided walk, we explore the imposing rocky plateau lying between the Barrocal and the Serra do Caldeirão. Rocha da Pena is a classified area characterized by rock faces, high bare cliffs and dense Mediterranean scrub forest on the summits with magnificent landscapes.

This lovely walk starts with a climb up to the plateau, rising to 479 meters. At the top you’ll be treated with remarkable views to the south and the north. You’ll have time to soak up the stunning natural surroundings of the Barrocal towards the sea and the lesser-known Serra do Caldeirão.

Rocha da Pena is a unique geo-monument in the Algarve and you’ll benefit from extensive local guidance on this private walking tour. With a very interesting Mediterranean scrubland, along this walk there are some of the most beautiful and rare wildflowers of the Algarve. There are many wild orchids here in Spring and also wild iris and narcissi. Rock roses with their delicate pink or white flowers are dominant species but other notables include Western Iberian Peony, Tassel Hyacinths and aromatic plants such as lavender, rosemary, fennel and wild thyme. This site is also home to a wide variety of animals and we may be lucky to catch a glimpse of bee-eaters, eagle owls, buzzards while watching out for the rare Bonelli’s eagle.

Continuing along rock walls and a very large stone bank, you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful views over the mountain range before we go back downhill through an old and picturesque hamlet, where time seems to have come to a hold.

Join us on a guided walk in this beautiful site. We promise you a memorable outing with a local guide who enjoys a walk as much as you do.

Duration: 3 hours

Included:
– Private guided walk accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide;
– Transfer from meeting point to the starting point of the walk and return.

Recommended items:
– Bring appropriate footwear. For your comfort and security, and in recognition of the fact that paths in places may be stony or wet, it is essential that you have appropriate footwear. Either strong walking shoes or boots which give ankle support and have soles with a good grip (boots are obviously the better option, plimsolls are definitely not!).
– Walking poles, if you have them, take the strain off the joints and are handy, if not essential.
– A light waterproof coat and comfortable clothing are also advisable.
– A rucksack or backpack is recommended to carry enough water, a packed lunch or snack, a hat and a good sun cream.
– Binoculars and/or a camera are an extremely good idea.
– Remember to bring enough water to avoid dehydration.

Departures:
– 09:00 a.m.

Meeting Point:
Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval – Piso 0
Marina of Faro
8000-541 Faro Algarve – Portugal

GPS: 37°00’54.5″N 7°56’13.6″W

Notes:
– All walks are accompanied by experienced guides with a profound knowledge in botany, wildlife, regional geography, local customs and traditions of the areas visited.
– The itineraries are designed to give you a good introduction to the region you are visiting to experience beautiful nature at a moderate pace.
– Our tours are suitable for all levels of walking experience and for all ages.

– All walks are accompanied by experienced guides with a profound knowledge in botany, wildlife, regional geography, local customs and traditions of the areas visited.
– The itineraries are designed to give you a good introduction to the region you are visiting to experience beautiful nature at a moderate pace.
– Our tours are suitable for all levels of walking experience and for all ages.

PLEASE NOTE: When you book, we will only charge you a booking fee, while the remainder needs to be paid directly to the Activity Operator. Also, you will pay this booking fee only AFTER we have manually confirmed your experience with the operator.



Duration: 03:00
Pick-Up Available: No

The operator company is located in Benafim, Faro and this activity can start at Faro Marina