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A nice travel to get a picnic area

The view from under the trees is offered to the people that get on picnic. You stay around your... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Yves187147
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Paris, France
Little/big Gem

Decided to go for a drive and walk yesterday morning. Came across this wonderful reservoir about 15... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
james w
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Only a short drive from Odiaxere along very quiet roads......even better if you cycle up there as we did. The last few miles are a bit strenuous but downhill all the way on the way back. Wonderful scenery across the reservoir, and great snacks at Hello Goodbye.
Well worth a visit. Lovely countryside and you get an impression of rural Portugal and the smallholding community.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank davidfyffe
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful and completely deserted visit to the Barragem da Bravura.

It is very beautiful and there is a trail you can walk along.

The routes are not well mapped/sign posted and so we walked for about 90 mins and then turned back and went back the way we came but it wasn't boring on the way back.

We didn't encounter any other people during our visit and it was a lovely change from the busy beaches of Lagos.

We parked at the Hello Goodbye restaurant (closed on Mondays) and headed down to the dam and reservoir from there.

Wear proper shoes as the paths are dusty and a bit uneven in places and bring plenty of water with you as without the coastal breeze it can get quite hot.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Viviane H
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

An unknown place, so quiet, impressive, visit the restaurant Hello Goodbey, swim and lunch at the lake! Take good shoes for walking around the lake.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

A trip through surprising farmland and hills and scattered settlements takes you up to the foothills of the Monchique range and the amazing reservoir and 300' high dam. You park beyond the Hello/Goodbye café (closed Mondays) great lunches at the weekend. You walk down to the dam, cross over and gather the path through the woods until you come to an inlet to the turquoise waters...................and have a swim!

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The Barragem da Bravura is absolutely stunning.
It is a great dam to swim in and in the summer gets quite warm, though at this time of the year it is also beautifully refreshing.
There is generally never anyone here so you are almost guaranteed to have the amazing view to yourself.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank newfoundgem
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