Recce walk Thursday 16 January 2020 : Honey Cafe

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Recce walk Thursday 16 January 2020 : Honey Cafe

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As many of you will know, I also walk with the AWW ( Algarve Wednesday Walkers) : I am planning to lead one of there walks at the end of January, but need to recce the route at the beginning of the walk as I haven't done it for over a year.

It should make for a 2 to 2.5 hour walk, to include a couple of hills ( at least) but lovely views.

Degree of Difficulty ( scale 1:5) : 3 Energetic

Start : 10.00am Montes De Cima , Honey Cafe

Directions: From Lagoa, turn left on the N125 and go past the turn-off for Alvor. After a few hundred yards, there is a BP station on your right and a road signposted " Senhora do Verde, Vidigal, Casais, Alcalar, Torre" : turn right here. IF you go past the Hotel Penina on your left, you have gone too far.

Go up this road ( M532). After going through a single lane tunnel and after about another 1/4 mile, make sure you follow the road bending left signed Alcalar ; do NOT go straight on.

You should then soon be crossing the motorway. Carry on, passing A Taberna Nicola cafe on your right, and Cafe Andre a bit later on your left. Carry on past O Tasco, on the left. Just past O Tasco, bear left and follow the Monchique sign.

About 5 minutes after O Tasco, you will see a building on the right that used to be a cafe bear left here ( signposted Montes de Cima, Marmalete, Casais ) and drive on for about 3kms till you get to Montes de Cima. Follow the road round to the right to the cafe Taberna da Manel ; park opposite, or a bit further up the road.Please do not park just outside the cafe.

Alternatively : wait just past the turn off on the N125 at 0930, just before the winery, and follow us!

GPS : 37.241448, -8.611435

Lunch ( optional): I am nor organising anything.....the Honey Cafe does nice snacks, or the O Tasco you pass on the way is good with a set menu for ( I think) about 11/12€

Usual caveats - all walks are at your own risk
, and we do not walk if it is pouring with rain...no charge, of course...I will endeavour to put any cancellation note on this site by 0830 on the day of the walk.

Any questions , please ask or ring 282 380015 preferably between 1800-1900 or 8am to 9am .

As numbers will be limited, please respond below if you intend to come.
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Re: Recce walk Thursday 16 January 2020 : Honey Cafe

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Aileen and I please Geoff
Thanks
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Re: Recce walk Thursday 16 January 2020 : Honey Cafe

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Hi Geoff

Put me down for the recce walk. Thanks

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Put me down for the recce walk. Thanks
No Mieke?
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Hi Geoff

Mieke will be away that day....
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Geoff,

Please pit me down for this walk. Looking forward to the cafe!

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Willie & Carol please.

If enough interest we will organise a lunch somewhere.


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Hi Geoff John and I will join you for the walk on 16th Jan. Many thanks Susan
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Re: Recce walk Thursday 16 January 2020 : Honey Cafe

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11 of us including Wendy turned up promptly at the honey cafe ; sunny but a bit fresh. Fortunately, the new fences being built didn't impinge on our route:
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The stream had been cleaned, so George had to rebuild the stepping stones...
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Making an easy crossing...
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though Carol and Sue thought they knew better...
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The Group:
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before back to the cafe. some for a drink, others off to lunch in Carvoeiro.

thanks to all for a useful recce...2 h 40 m
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