Cork & Olive Secrets

Cork & Olive Secrets

Description:

Departure to São Bras de Alportel, a village situated in the hills of the interior of the Algarve and one of the main centres of the cork industry in the country. Walk through a typical rural-estate and learn about the life cycle of the cork tree among other Mediterranean endemic fauna and flora. Proceed to visit the Ethnografic Museu, a private residence, from the 19th century, owned by a rich cork merchant.

Free time for lunch (lunch not included)

Visit a artisan producer of olive oil in the Eastern Algarve.
Guided tour through 20 hectares of olive grove planted with diferent varieties of olive trees.
The olives are hand picked in autumn and immediately taken to the press which dates back to the “roman times”. They are crushed into paste in a granite stone mill. The oil is then extracted with state of the art modern equipment and stored in stainless steel containers until filtered and bottled.
The result is an olive oil of the highest quality and awarded with serveral International medals: Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Seasons Available:

2020-01-31 to 2020-04-17
Operating Days:
  • Friday