The new infrastructure in the Algarve mountains had been accessible since the end of July but had not yet been inaugurated.
The wooden walkway is part of a wider pedestrian route that connects the village of Alferce to Cerro do Castelo de Alferce, stretching for approximately one kilometre. The highlight of this tour, for many, is the suspension bridge, which is about 50 metres long, which crosses the gorge known as Barranco do Demo and provides an excellent view of the surrounding landscape.
According to Paulo Alves, president of the municipality, the objective of the structure developed by the Alferce Parish Council, with the support of the Monchique City Council, is to offer visitors “access to unique sites, to raw nature, to sites which had been inaccessible until now”.
The investment for the walkway represented around 400 thousand euros. The project integrates the future Cerro do Castelo do Alferce Interpretation Center (CICCA), which helps to explain the importance of the ruins of the Islamic castle.