Only for the Brave. Follow our suggested drive through the wild west. Be blown away by the Monchique Mountains and by the Surfer's paradise. Extreme adventure... Sagres,once considered the end of the world is coming into it's own again with therebuildingof the fort at Cape St Vincent , well worth exploring. It has one of the largest commercial fishing harbours and some boats that take day trippers. You can drive in a circle from Portimo (for example), to Casais, Caldas de Monchique, Monchique,Then head cross country to Aljezur, Check out some of the nearby beaches then on to Sagres and Cape St Vincent and back through Burgau, Praia da Luz and Lagos and return to Portimo. You can make this trip shorter by cutting off Burgau and Luz Bay, and Lagos. Start in Portimo and head north toCaldas de Monchique. It is a unique mountain spa & the source of the Monchique bottled water. Enjoy the lovely central square & walk back to the source of the waters. There are huge picnic tables made from giant slabs of rock. From Caldas head to Casais (where there is mining of the special granite used in building, kitchen table counters etc), then on to Monchique, an interestingmountain town. From Monchique head cross country to Aljeciers then on as described above. Sagres,once considered the end of the world is well worth exploring. It has a commercial fishing harbour and some boats that take day trippers. Remote west coast beaches, each with individual character are waiting to be explored. Some very busy surfing beaches include Amado, Carrapateira, and Bordeira.