Alentejo Cork Forest And Cork Farm With Lunch

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Winter Time - (from 1st October to 30th April) , 10am , 2pm , , Summer Time - (from 1st May to 30th September)  , 9am , 5pm ,
  • Departure Details :
    Museu do Vinho de Redondo
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Travel to the Alentejo and into the deepest part of a cork forest on this 2-hour guided tour from Redondo. Take a walk to explore the cork forest and learn about the harvesting of the cork at a farmhouse estate run by the same family for six generations. Enjoy personalized attention on this small group tour that is limited to twelve people, as well as a traditional cork-strippers' lunch, if chosen.

Highlights

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Lunch included

Know More about this tour

Having booked the morning or afternoon departure, meet your local driver at the Museu do Vinho de Redondoand travel to the farmhouse estate in the Alentejo. For six generations the Molletfamily has made a living on their 1,400 acre estate by sustainably managing cork forests, rearing sheep, and making fine wine.

Upon arrival, meet your guide, a localarchaeologist and conservationist. Start with a cup of tea, coffee, or a cool refreshment then head out on a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) walk into the deepest parts ofthe cork forest, across rolling hills and through cork forests, olive groves, and vineyards in a landscape occasionally broken by a medieval fortress or an abandoned chapel.

During your walk your guide explains everything you need to know about the cork trees and the cork cycle (cork stripping, storage, and manufacturing). Also learn about local fauna and flora, and all of the farm activities including honey production, vineyard wine production, Iberian pig fattening, and harvesting olive groves.

With luck, you might come across an Egyptian mongoose, bustards, wild boars, hoopoes, bee-eaters, and booted eagles.

Later, head to the farmhouse and visit the shop where you can find the finest products the estate has to offer (cork handicrafts, biologic olives and olive oil, honey and, of course, wine). Lastly, enjoy a traditional cork stripper's three-course meal in a quiet family run restaurant.

Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the Museu do Vinho de Redondo.

Inclusions

Local guide

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if selected the service has the cost of 15 per person and it is available in a range of 40km)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not wheelchair accessible

A maximum of twelve people per booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund