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Walking to the tabletop

Drive over from Albufeira, and parked up beside the local cafe!! Had a lovely walk up the hill to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Adybaby72
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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Amazing views and a good work out

This is a reasonably demanding trail which is a loop and therefore it is possible to begin the walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James C
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

Rocha da Pena is an extremely picturesque protected area in the Algarve countryside; it is situated near Pena, just off the N124 road which connects São Bartolomeu de Messines and Loule. The area is famed for its geology, fauna and flora, and a well-marked circular...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Drive over from Albufeira, and parked up beside the local cafe!! Had a lovely walk up the hill to the top, it’s a little steep in a couple of spots but if you take your time, it’s very doable!! Some very picturesque views at the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a reasonably demanding trail which is a loop and therefore it is possible to begin the walk in either direction. The route takes you right over the top of the plateau and the views from the top and along an Iron Age Stone...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Drive to Rocha da Pena by car, it is not too far from Alte or Louie, and start your walk near the small cafe at the bottom of the rock. First a steep climb, then it levels off and you gave quite a comfortable walk...More

Thank paul1956Zoeterwoude
Reviewed 21 March 2018

The steep climb is soon forgotten when you take in the fabulous panoramic views once you reach the top. A lovely walk across the ridge takes in all the flora and fauna of the countryside and down into the quaint village of Pena with it's...More

1  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of people have already given great advice on how to get there etc so won’t repeat. The path up is pretty straightforward, a little steep but nothing bad. Once at the top, it’s all flat. And the way down is simple. Top point, we...More

Thank JamesF_London
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We parked at the Bar Das Grutas just north of the N124 near Pena and after a coffee, started the walk up to the top of the limestone cliff. There is a walking loop, with a longer extension. We opted for the shorter route, due...More

5  Thank lbj17
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Unless you go you will never know, superb if you enjoy the natural world, We visited in Spring it was breathtaking

1  Thank Dave P
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The Rocha is an impressive natural feature, worth seeing even if you do not wish to venture on the walks. We approached it from the road from Benafim to Penina. This is an interesting tiny village with a Mini Museum which consists of one small...More

2  Thank djpend
Reviewed 8 December 2015

A great walk, a little hard going at times due to stones under foot, but so worth it when you get to the top, the views are amazing, we walked as far as the ancient wall and that is a site to see!!! we didn't...More

2  Thank jubieSheffield
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Rocha da Pena is an extremely picturesque protected area in the Algarve countryside; it is situated near Pena, just off the N124 road which connects São Bartolomeu de Messines and Loule. The area is famed for its geology, fauna and flora, and a well-marked circular...More

11  Thank Natalia T
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