It’s fun, informative and takes you to parts of the Algarve that you would never find on your own. We highly recommend it.
The interior of this beautiful region is dotted with winding earthen tracks and tiny villages that allow you glimpses of a style and pace of life that is fast disappearing. Travelling in a convoy of 4 X 4 jeeps, you leave the coastal resorts behind and explore the white-washed villages, orange and lemon orchards and eucalyptus groves. You learn of the local flora and fauna, of the old traditions and customs still practiced in this area, of the secrets of harvesting the cork trees of their precious bark. You visit a small farm, sample some local honey and see where the “medronho” is distilled. Medronho is a very potent local drink made from the berries of the arbutus tree. It will apparently cure whatever ails you! The day includes a tasty lunch of chicken piri-piri in a local restaurant.