The route of this tour takes us to the rurality of the Algarve, and shows us unknown aspects still very important to the economy of the region, such as the production of olive oil and the traditional clay Plants and Terracotta. Travel east, to visit an artisan producer of olive oil in the Eastern Algarve. There are 20 hectares of olive grove planted, the olives are picked by hand in autumn and immediately take them to the press which dates from “roman times”, where they are ground to 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 it is filtered and bottled. The result is an olive oil of the highest quality…Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
In the afternoon visit a small company dedicated to the production of genuine Portuguese and handmade terracotta tile, preserving the manufacturing process of the ancient craftsmen.
Products are made with a mixture of clays extracted from secular clay pits, thus achieving a warm atmosphere that inspires natural environments. In this region, is where it is produced the known “Santa Catarina tile”, the “Tijolo Burro” brick, the” Santa Catarina” roof tile, and other flooring and coverings, manual and traditional terracotta pottery.
On the return we will make a stop to visit a traditional arbutus (fruit) distillery for the production of medronho brandy (fire water).
FULL DAY Tour times
Each Full day tour includes 8 hours for visits and lunch + 2 hrs for pickup and drop off (minimum 10 hrs tour).
CHILDREN AGE on Minibus tours
Children age, between 3 and 10 years old (see prices). Children age, up to 2 years old, pay 50% of adult price, and are entitled to a seat on the minibus. On minibus tours, booster seats or baby carrycots are mandatory and are provided by the company.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (Tours not operating)
Please note that our tours will not operate and our Offices will be closed, during the following public holidays in Portugal... 25th December (Christmas Day) and 1st January (New Years Day)... In the event of an emergency for guests travelling in the country at that time please contact: Helpline 24 hrs 00351 934 702 732