Guided tour

Alentejo Cork Forest Walk with Optional Lunch

4.9 / 5

10 reviews

Alentejo Cork Forest Walk with Optional Lunch

From US$ 50.94 per person

Enjoy this walk to explore the traditional cork forests of the Alentejo. Your local guide will give you full explanations during the tour, as you discover the in's out's of the cork world.

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Duration 2 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a peaceful walk
  • See a traditional Cork Farm
  • Learn the in's and out's of the cork world
Full description
The farm you will visit is a paradise for walkers, ramblers and wine lovers. Imagine exploring this world of rolling hills, cork forests, olive groves and vineyards in a landscape occasionally broken by a medieval fortress or an abandoned chapel. For six generations, the family owners have made a living on the 1,400 acre estate in the Alentejo by sustainably managing cork forests, rearing sheep and making fine wines. You're invited to join to share the joy of their lives and see the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Nature-lovers and birdwatchers will not be disappointed. With luck, you might see or come across an Egyptian mongoose, a bustard, a wild boar,  a hoopoe, a bee-eater, a booted eagle or many more species. On arrival you will be introduced to your guide, who is a local archaeologist and conservationist. Start with a nice cup of tea, coffee or cool refreshment. Then your guide will take you on a beautiful walking tour into the deepest parts of the cork forest. During your tour he will explain to you everything about the cork trees, cork cycle (cork stripping, cork storage, cork manufacturing). You will also learn about local fauna and flora, honey production, vineyards, Iberian pig fattening, olive groves and all the farm activities. When you return to the farmhouse and visit the shop where you can find the finest products it has to offer (cork handicraft, biologic olives and olive oil, honey and of course their wines). Later, have a cork stripper's traditional three-course meal in a quiet family-run restaurant. After this, it will be time to go home, but with the best memories of the Alentejo.
Includes
  • Local driver and guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Corktrekking, Herdade da Maroteira, Aldeia da Serra d'Ossa, Redondo.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Do a wine tasting for an additional €25 per group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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We walked through the cork forest with Andrew, who was very informative about all things to do with cork, as well as his family's history. We then had a fabulous wine tasting and finished off the experience with an amazing 3 course lunch at a local restaurant (the chef was so nice and the food absolutely delicious).

September 21, 2019

Top tour! A lot of information on cork, wine and other agricultural topics. We were alone with John. There were many interesting conversations. The tour is highly recommended. We are now cork fans ;-)

September 20, 2020

Everyone should take the opportunity for this tour.

Antonio our guide—so knowledgeable and fun. Answered our many questions. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.

October 2, 2019

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