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Monchique Hills & Flavors provided by Algarve Food Experience

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Monchique Hills & Flavors

Monchique Hills & Flavors
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Walk through Monchique cork and medronho forest, delve into its gastronomy and learn how local farmers create the best cured meat in Algarve. Start early in the morning on a hike to the most panoramic point in Monchique, through cork and medronho trees. Visit a black pigs factory, where producing Portugal’s most flavoursome meat is done by methods that have been passed on from generations. Learn how the sausages and the famous chouriços are produced at the farm. Taste the best chouriço and raw hams in Monchique paired with a fine glass of red wine. Visit a Medronho distillery, where local producers will show you the process of distillation and explain step by step how it is made
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 236869P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • A glass of wine and a liquor tasting session
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Serra da Picota
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Intermarché Monchique, R. Pé da Cruz, 8550-328 Monchique, Portugal We will meet at Intermarché Parking Area in Monchique
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children over 10 are welcome
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • A glass of wine and a liquor tasting session
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Serra da Picota
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Intermarché Monchique, R. Pé da Cruz, 8550-328 Monchique, Portugal We will meet at Intermarché Parking Area in Monchique
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children over 10 are welcome
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Intermarché Monchique
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Serra da Picota
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Monchique
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Marmelete
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kartik Patel
9 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Great way to spend a day.
You will learn all about the famous black pigs from which the famous hams come from. You will meet the family who run the pig farm and get to know them the pigs and the family dogs. You will then hike to the top of the hill upon which there farm is positioned for 360 degree views across to the west and south coasts. You will have a simple picnic up there before trekking back down and driving over for lunch at a local tavern serving food you won't find anywhere on the coast, a true gem. After this over to the village where Medronha, the local spirit it made before finishing up.

The guide Matteo speaks great English and is very knowledgeable.

A great day!
Written May 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vacation03398457229
Thanks a lot Kartik for your kind words. It was a pleasure to guide you through the hills and flavors of Monchique. Hope to meet you again whenever you want to take on your next hiking adventure. Matteo
Written May 29, 2021
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Holger G.
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Solo
A wonderful hike up to one of the highest points of the region combined with a lot of information about local food and landscape. Adorable guides combining Italian charme with portuguese sympathy. Thank you very much for this wonderful day Matteo and Glória
Written April 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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