Sector 3 Furnazinhas – Vaqueiros

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.

route code type: Great Route
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Small Route goes in Great Route
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number of people: N/D
difficulty: 3
distance • duration: 20,3km • 6h
start - end: In the square, where the cafe is located, next to the information panel of Via Algarviana - Exit of the village towards Monchique
altimetry: 98 - 286m
equipment: Boots or tennis with soles that adhere to any floor , Comfortable socks, Backpack with cushioned shoulder straps , Warm jacket and waterproof , Hat or cap , Comfortable pants or shorts, Clothes breathable , Canteen for water , Bat or stick for hiking , Sunglasses
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