Join us on a journey of discovery of the inland Algarve, specifically the area known as “Barrocal”, – a journey to delight your senses, awaken your curiosity and whet your appetite for more… Our first port of call is to the small town of São Brás de Alportel – quite typical of the Algarve in its architecture and activities. Here we visit a cork factory. The cork that is harvested in the surrounding area is brought to this factory, prepared, treated and then exported. We visit a local typical cake shop renowned for its traditional produce – carob bread, almond cakes and honey cakes. There is time also to visit the fascinating São Brás Ethnographic Museum. Onward we go to Salir- a bucolic village where you can see the remnants of the ancient castle and its walls. Our final destination is “Quinta do Freixo” – a large estate where biological agriculture is practiced. Here you can learn the secrets of their famous preserves and also sample some of the delicious produce. An excellent opportunity to sample the delights of this fascinating region.
A journey to discover the Algarve Traditions!
Unreveal the secrets of the cork production!
Visit a typical cake shop renowned for its traditional produce!
Discover the ancient costumes in the fascinating Ethnographic Museum of São Brás!
Visit Salir and its Castle!
Sample the famous biological preserves and licquers produced in Quinta do Freixo!
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Cancellations less than 24 hours before departure are not accepted.