Sector 4 Vaqueiros – Cachopo

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.

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: 14,88km • 4h
start - end: Exit of the village towards Monchique - Close to the Main Church of Santo Estêvão
altimetry: 236 - 411m
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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