Driving Directions from Faro and Lisbon Airports to Vila Vida Nova in Monchique on very picturesque quiet roads.


Directions From Faro Airport to Villa Vida Nova Monchique

 

From Faro Airport, follow signs to Lisboa (Lisbon), Lagos, Portimao you will be on the EN125-10 continue for 3.5km take the exit marked Loule Lisboa Portimao Albufeira, stop and give way at the bottom of the ramp and continue west. Stick to the speed limit for 7kms and move to the left lane follow signs for Lisboa Portimao Loule. You are now on the IC4 . After a few Kms take the exit market Lisboa A22 Portimao Albufeira you are now on the A22 heading west stay on here for about 50kms so do not turn off. You will pass the turn off for Silves at about 40kms you will take the next turn off marked, Portimao and Monchique. At the roundabout take the first exit to Monchique.

You are now on the EN 124 traveling North. After a few kilometres you arrive at a roundabout at Porto de Lagos take the 2nd exit (straight on) and you continue northwards on the EN266, stay on this road and do not turn off. You will pass many hamlets and villages, namely, Rasmalho, Caldas de Monchique where there is a Spa, Nave where there is a granite quarry and Meia Vianna.

Continue on this road for 1km into the town of Monchique you will find a roundabout near the Intermarche Supermarket, take the 2nd exit (Straight on) and proceed into the centre of the village, follow signs for Foia. In the town the road splits turn left towards the towns square, keep bearing left and go up the steep hill to the roundabout. Take the second exit and follow signs for Foia. After about 2kms look for a restaurant on your left called “O Luar da Foia”, turn left immediately after this restaurant. Continue 200m and turn very sharp left into a steep tarred lane, we have a sign there “Villa Vida Nova” and it points in the direction of the villa. Continue right to the bottom of the lane and we are there on the right, again we have another sign next to the gate.

 

Directions From Lisbon

 

There are only two motorways South to the Algarve that leave Lisbon, both cross the River Tejo by bridge but both roads eventually join and become the toll road to the Algarve. One is the A2 and the other is the A12 it depends where you will be in Lisbon to decide which road to choose, if you are anywhere near the airport or East Lisbon then most certainly you will be taking the A12. Take advice in Lisbon at your hotel or tourist info, a tourist info map should be helpful. Whichever road you take they will merge then stay on this road until finally after some +- 280kms you will have to pay at the toll booth. A few kilometres further the motorway joins the A22 motorway follow the signs for Lagos/Portimao/West do not follow Faro/Spain

You are now on the A22 heading west stay on here for about 35kms so do not turn off. You will pass the turn off for Silves/Lagoa, pass this, you will take the next turn off marked, Portimao and Monchique. At the roundabout take the first exit to Monchique.

You are now on the EN 124 travelling North. After a few kilometres you arrive at a roundabout at Porto de Lagos take the 2nd exit (straight on) and you continue northwards on the EN266, stay on this road and do not turn off. You will pass many hamlets and villages, namely, Rasmalho, Caldas de Monchique where there is a Spa, Nave where there is a granite quarry and Meia Vianna.

Continue on this road for 1km into the town of Monchique you will find a roundabout near the Intermarche Supermarket, take the 2nd exit (Straight on) and proceed into the centre of the village, follow signs for Foia. In the town the road splits turn left towards the towns square, keep bearing left and go up the steep hill to the roundabout. Take the second exit and follow signs for Foia. After about 2kms look for a restaurant on your left called “O Luar da Foia”, turn left immediately after this restaurant. Continue 200m and turn very sharp left into a steep tarred lane, we have a sign there “Villa Vida Nova” and it points in the direction of the villa. Continue right to the bottom of the lane and we are there on the right, again we have another sign next to the gate.