Segway on the Monchique Mountains: Smile your way around Monchique by opting for alternative transportation in a Segway, a quirky and fun electric vehicle which uses your balance to move. The town is affectionately known as the Garden of the Algarve because of its spectacular flora and fauna set against the staggering backdrop of the mountain range of Monchique. The environment encourages respite and relaxation as you take in the crisp mountain air and gentle sounds of the babbling brooks and fresh mountain springs.
You and your Segway can discover the quaint winding streets of the historical town centre of Monchique enjoying the benefits of its pleasant climate and earthy mix of aromas such as cork oak, pine, oranges, lemons and honey.
In the centre of Monchique town itself, take your Segway to the Sao Sebastiao park vantage point for staggering views of the landscape before you visit the Mother Church which is a listed building dating back to the early 16th century. You can further your historical knowledge of the region at “The Convent in exile” an imposing structure founded in 1631 which overlooks the town and its whitewashed houses.
Climb the mountain peaks of Picota and Foia, the highest points of the Algarve to take joy in the stunning landscape below which so spectacularly extends from Cape St Vincent to the Serra da Arrábida.
Meeting/pick-up point: Foia.
Duration: Two hours.
Start/opening time: At 11.30am and 5.30pm.
Languages: English and Portuguese.