Monchique Culinary Experience

Walk through Monchique cork forest, delve into its gastronomy and learn how the extra virgin olive oil tradition is kept alive



We start in the morning on 1 hour tour of the Old olive oil mill, where producing Algarve most flavoursome extra virgin olive oil is done by methods that have been passed on from generations. Learn by the family third generation the ancestral method of cold pressing and decanting, which allows to obtain an excellent olive oil. Enjoy a unique gastronomic experience, the tasting of two extra virgin olive oils conducted by an official olive oil taster will make you travel immersed in the flavors and aromas. Enjoy a 4 courses Menu to highlight the best produce of Monchique paired with a fine glass of red wine cooked at the house just for you by the family.


An early morning hike

An early morning hike

A one hour hike ,walking through cork and medronho trees with breath-taking views.

Visit an olive oil mill

Visit an olive oil mill

Where producing Algarve most flavoursome olive oil is done by methods that have been passed on from generations

Olive Oil Tasting and Lunch

Olive Oil Tasting and Lunch

Taste the olive oils on a professional session, followed by a 3 course Menu


Yes, it is possibile to book a private transfer from/to your hotel. Once you complete your booking you can ask a quote for this service and we will answer within 24 hours with our best quote, depending on the distance from the meeting point.

No, this tour will be postponed or refunded in case of severe bad weather.

This is something up to you. Be aware that there is a 1 hour and half hike to a panoramic point on the mountains. There is also a visit to a pigs factory where sausage making process can be not suitable for kids.

We suggest to join with children over 8 years old.

Yes, a glass of wine and a glass of Medronho Liquor are included.

Children are not allowed under 18 years old to drink any alchool, so an alternative will be offered.

A wind jacket, hiking shoes, and an hat for sunny days.  

Monchique Culinary Experience

Portugal· 4 hours