The 4th section of Via Algarviana starts at Vaqueiros. After crossing the village, the track takes the hiker southwest, allowing a view of small traditional kitchen-gardens, bordered by old stone walls and streams. Along the route the scenery is dominated by dense areas of Cistus (Cistus sp.) and occasional Stone Pine plantations, locally known as “projects” as the owners received funding for its implementation. The terrain is steep and rich in natural viewpoints of landscapes. On this journey, the hiker will pass by some small and appealing groups of houses like Monchique, Amoreira, Casas Baixas and, finally, Cachopo. In all of these the hiker can view small working farms, typical water- wheel wells, and traditional houses with stone walls or hedges and ditches bordering the paths.