The 3rd section of the Via Algarviana starts in Furnazinhas. After crossing the village heading North, the route leads the hiker along steep tracks, with open fields, pastures, extensive areas of Cistus (rockrose) and, every now and then, small kitchen-gardens, still in use by local people. The terrain is steep, and the track crosses several streams. Occasional maritime pine plantations appear on the way. The hiker will find small groups of houses, some of which are practically abandoned, like Monte Novo, by the main road, set in one of the area’s highest points (215m). Then comes Monte das Preguiças, with its small dam, an excellent spot to appreciate the view, Malfrades, a traditional village that is still inhabited and, finally, Vaqueiros, centre of this civil parish.