Tourist Guide of the traveler in the Algarve, Viewpoints, Natural parks and places of interest in the Algarve
Ribeira da Foupana (Foupana Steam)
The Ribeira da Foupana, is a river over 60 km long, part of the Via Algarviana. Born in the hills of the place of Cortiçada and Pero d'Elvas, inside Serra do Caldeirão Mountais (NorthEast of Querença), is nearby Corte Serrano, Mestras, Barrada, Pero Dias, Santa Justa, Alcaria Queimada, Vaqueiros, Soudres, Palmeira and Tenência (among other mountain villages) and flows into the valley of Odeleite, The Ribeira da Foupana, is part of the landscape of the Guadiana River and adjacent Streams. This water line of exceptional landscape value, is a landscape where we can observe an open valley, with several curves that the steam does during is course,until its end. The Foupana steam divide the Municipalities of Alcoutim and Castro Marim and is one of the main steams of the Guadiana river.
In ancient times, the banks of the steam was used for the water mills, since it was necessary to transform the grain into flour. Tis is part of the other Algarve, less known and much quiet and deserves to be visited.
Nearby (between 40mn to 60mn drive): Silves, Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença
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