Algarve Rotas is an eco-tourism company that offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the cultural heritage of Portugal, and its biggest export – cork. Portuguese cork is exported all over the world and is used in many different ways; not only for wine bottles but for clothing, accessories and even in NASA space-crafts.
Algarve Rotas gives great importance to the biodiversity of the Algarve cork-oak forest, and plays a crucial role in promoting its native resources. The forest defines a vast ecosystem, very rich in fauna and flora dependent on it, forming a sheltered area with a dynamic that favours the development of numerous species that can be observed during the visits.
There are various places to visit on our tours:
The Algarve Costume Museum – Enjoy all the old costumes and then watch a film about the processing of cork, from the tree to the finished product.
The Traditional Cork Factory – Learn all about the processing and packing of the cork.
The Cork Shop – See the many ways in which cork is being used today, especially in fashion and accessories like umbrellas and belts.
A Cork Oak Plantation – Wander amongst the beautiful cork oak trees and learn all about their life cycle.
The chance to sample some of the delicious local sweets and liqueurs.
Tours duration: 1,5 hours to 3,5 hours
1. Algarve Costume Museum;
2. Surfboard Factory Visit;
3. Traditional Cork Factory Visit;
4. Cork Shop Visit;
5. Cork Oak Plantation Visit;
6. Traditional Liqueurs and Sweets Tasting.
From Monday till Saturday
– 10:00 a.m.
– 14:00 p.m.
Duration: 1,5 hours
Itinerary: Points 3 and 5
Duration: 2 hours
Itinerary: Points 1 and 3
Duration: 3 hours
Duration 3,5 hours
Itinerary: Full tour
Museu Etnográfico do Trajo Alentejano
Street: Dr. José Dias Sancho, nº61
São Brás de Alportel
GPS: 37.152660, -7.885880
PLEASE NOTE: When you book, we will only charge you a booking fee, while the remainder needs to be paid directly to the Activity Operator. Also, you will pay this booking fee only AFTER we have manually confirmed your experience with the operator.
Pick-Up Available: No
The operator company is located in S. Brás de Alportel and this activity can start at S. Brás de Alportel