Delve into the world of Cork with this thrilling new 4x4 adventureVisitors can enjoy a brand new local experience in Southern Portugal with the Conrad Algarve ‘Cork Route Experience’. One of the most unusual local activities in the Algarve, guests now have the opportunity to understand the history and production of cork, developed in beautiful Portuguese surroundings.
Following on from the fantastic success of their family-friendly Clam Picking excursion, 5-star Conrad Algarve has introduced a tour of the Cork Route, tracing through the rugged Serra do Caldeirão. Families will explore fascinating Algarvian rural terrain as they drive amongst beautiful oak groves by 4x4, visiting local villages and learning about the cultural history of cork cultivation to the production of wine corks.
This authentic journey will start at the Sao Bras Museum, for a synopsis of the entire Cork Route, its history and the culture surrounding the infamous cork, providing a fun and educational experience for all the family. This is followed by a visit to the Serra do Caldeirao cork groves, a traditional cork processing factory, a specialised cork shop and a stop-off at the medronho brandy and liqueur distillery, where adults can enjoy a delicious tasting or two. During the day a stop will also be made at a local restaurant to indulge in some authentic recipes, seasoned with traditional Portuguese flavours.
A fascinating, family-friendly day out that will appeal to both adults and children, on this tour guests will develop an understanding of the traditions, landscapes and history of Portugal’s Algarve region.
Other local family-friendly experiences offered at the Conrad Algarve include the Jamanta Boat Trip, a guided tour in a catamaran exploring the biodiversity of the natural surroundings as well as a Bike Eco Tour or a Fishing Experience with Portuguese Water Dogs in the Ria Formosa.
Conrad Algarve is an exquisite hotel built in the style of an 18th Century Portuguese palace, with 154 guest rooms spread over six floors. Conrad Algarve offers unique, bespoke experiences for families, couples and the savvy traveller. In addition to this, the hotel is surrounded by some of the most famous golf courses in the world, overlooking panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea. Whilst Conrad’s gastronomy is a force to be reckoned with, housing six amazing dining experiences, including Michelin-star Chef Heinz Beck heading up the sleek and contemporary restaurant, GUSTO. The award-winning spa offers tailor-made treatments to leave guests feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with decadent intraceutical facials and personalised Aromatherapy Associates massages.
The Cork Route Experience costs £73.00 (€ 100.00) for a ½ Day Programme and £132.00 (€ 180.00) for the Full Day Programme.
Nightly rates at Conrad Algarve start from £121 (€164) based on two adults sharing a grand deluxe room on a B&B basis.