Loulé has always been a land of abundant water. There was not a single "house that did not have a well for personal use" in the city, and this was the case a little all over the county, where you can find hundreds of springs and fountains, numerous wells, dozens of dams and many miles of man-made sluices and other hydraulic structures.
Today, about 98% of the population has access to piped water, but nevertheless, we should not forget nor take for granted the different methods that were engineered and built by the locals for harnessing water, that is the objective of this route.
The main idea was to come up with a Water Route in Loulé that covers the main watershed in this area, which can be completed a day. The route follows a path that provides an overview of most of the county of Loulé, both in terms of geography and landscape as well as natural and cultural values.
In addition, shorter optional Walking Paths are presented, allowing for the discovery of less accessible places, adding some variety to the actual route.