The Cork Route Tour by Jeep

Outdoor Activities in Portugal
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Tour description

Located in the south of Portugal in S. Brás de Alportel, a village in the Algarve in the foothills of the Serra do Caldeirão, considered to be the best region of cork in the world.

In this cultural relaxed tour, you´ll be able to become familiar with one of the most amazing products that Portugal has to offer, The cork oak tree and the fantastic applications of its product. In the morning a visit to the famous village Alte and its famous traditional Algarve sweets, followed by an interesting market visit to one of the most emblematic Algarve´s market, the Loulé market, where you can some insights of how the Portuguese trade their products and their specialities, such as season fruit, tapestry, pottery, wines and namely, the wide assortment of fresh fish and other sea food such as clams, oysters, edible and spider crabs, lobsters and other types. Our tour also includes an amazing typical lunch at a traditional restaurant where you can taste genuine traditional food like roasted lamb or wild boar, and quality wine is served for your delight, and a wide variety of traditional homemade desserts to settle a memorable meal.  Join us and find out why you should choose the real cork stoppers, as well as a journey of discovery to the cork shop where you can find the latest uses of cork in fashion accessories, made of cork fabric and other incredible products, that you would never expect, right in the heart of the Algarve.

What's included

  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the central area of the Algarve (Faro | Armação de Pêra)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour available
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour if required
  • Transport by Jeep Land Rover Defender 110

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/from attractions outside the central area of the Algarve