What to do in Monchique, Portugal? Hiking! | Travel Meetup Vlog | 2021

Do you crave fresh mountain air, sunshine, and new discoveries beyond the forest? πŸ₯Ύ Join me in a special hike in Portugal! We'll walk from the village of Monchique to Caldas de Monchique, home of Fonte dos Amores. πŸŒ³πŸ„πŸŒπŸŒ²πŸ›☘️πŸƒπŸ¦

This is the Algarve region, but we're in the green mountains... not down at the beach! You'll see mountain views from the slopes of the Serra de Monchique. Monchique is the home of the monchique termas, which are blissful natural thermal spas! πŸ’†πŸ§–‍♀️

You'll see what the landscape is like and also learn about wild food. πŸ‡πŸŒ³ Most people do the Monchique FΓ³ia Trail, but few know about this one! I think it's one of the best walks in the Algarve. I've filmed this mostly in POV so you can see what I see.

The waters of Caldas de Monchique have been famous since Roman times because of people's beliefs about their healing properties.... and for love! πŸ’– This special place was often used as a special holiday retreat for Portuguese royalty. πŸ‘‘ 

Nowadays, you don't have to be a Royal to visit. So, come along and explore as part of a hiking meetup group with me! 

"Wait, you went to a group meetup during a pandemic?!", you say. From my videos, you'll see that I usually avoid groups because of covid. I make an exception with this special meetup group. Their knowledge, kindness and low-key approach is wonderful. If you watch this travel vlog, you might understand why I feel that joining them on walks is totally worth it.

I hope you enjoy seeing what it's like. πŸ’Œ Sending extra love to my parents and friends in Australia and my friends and hubby in Bahrain. Special thanks to the group, the members of whom will remain nameless to respect their privacy. 

Stay safe,

xox Penelope

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