Figs On The Funcho

Algarve Church Hill Walk

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The iconic “church hill”

Church Hill Walk

A guided walk to the Algarve Church Hill, near S.B. Messines, following a section of the well known via Algarviana walking route.
We set off at 6pm, guided by Cheryl, on the 6km walk following the panoramic lake Funcho to the iconic “church hill”. On the hill, a large picture-tiled plaque depicts the historic 1834 Sant’Ana battle.  This shows the army positions and the site where they erected a field hospital.  
We also have a very credible number of birds at this inland area and during one of Vita Nativa’s visits at Figs on the Funcho (an association whose aim is to develop conservation and environmentally sustainable projects), they identified 41 different bird species in less than 2 hours so there’s more to find by our birdwatching walkers! See the bird check list for the full list of birds spotted at Figs on the Funcho.
After admiring the gorgeous landscape with panoramic views of the scenery we will return to Figs on the Funcho to enjoy an evening meal (vegetarian meal) on the waterfront deck. Those who do not wish to join the walk can arrive later for the evening meal. The walk will take about 1h15 and it is an easy walk.


Evening Meal

The early evening walk is followed by a lovingly prepared wholesome vegetarian meal on the waterfront deck under the shade of the mature carob trees.

What’s Included…

  • Guided walk
  • Evening Meal: covert + main meal + dessert
  • Wine
  • Tea/coffee  

Walking Schedule

  • Guided walk at 18h00
  • Followed by evening meal
  • Depart 21h30

Walking Date

12 July 2021

Additional dates to be confirmed, contact Cheryl to register your interest at

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Walking Rate

€20 per person, includes a meal
Minimum 4 persons

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COVID-19 Policy

Additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in place to avoid the spreading of infections. Walkers attending will be asked to adhere to our coronavirus protocols, see details regarding our coronavirus policy