Set off for a peaceful hike among friends and seize what nature provides along the trails: warm sun or cork tree shade
Follow inspiring tour leaders whose footsteps have been marking the Alentejo ground since they were children
Know the cork forest intimately by taking it in with your every awaken sense like you have never imagined
Collect each moment with the fauna, flora, water springs and overall scenery as a cherished memory to share
Hike up the hill for a 360º rewarding view over the farm boundaries, the beautiful Serra D'Ossa and your next trail
Reach the farmlands where our precious grapes mature before becoming internationally prized wines
Allowing yourself to spend some time as close to the Alentejo ground as you can get is a wonderful gift. Because a time off was long due. There is probably no better place than our farmlands to witness and experience the greatness of south Portugal nature and traditions.
Be one with your surroundings. Find your own hiking pace and break it whenever you come across something special. Pay attention to the sounds and smells of what encircles you. Reencounter Alentejo countryside at the dining table. Look above you after sunset and discover a distant shiny world.
Exploration of the Dolmens in Serra D'Ossa
Birdwatching in our beautiful cork forest ecosystem
Lunch at a typical Alentejo cuisine restaurant
Wine tasting experience
Picnic at the highest hill of the farm
Stargazing after the sunset shows a dark clean sky
We stayed in the wood cabin which was very comfortable and clean. The dogs visited us every morning. We went on the tour of the farm, walked the cork forest, saw the sheep, pigs, goats and dogs along the walk. We also visited the vineyards and learned about the award-winning wines, as well as met with Philip and Margarida and discussed farm life and the production of the wines. Had a marvelous time here before heading back to Canada.
A friend and I took a walking tour through this cork farm with the engaging and very informative David (Jeep tours are also available for those less mobile or less willing). He was a patient and knowledgeable teacher for our wide ranging questions not only about cork, but also about the olives grown on the estate, the honey and wine produced there and many other questions relating to local flora and fauna. After the hike, we enjoyed a tasty lunch at a local country restaurant. As an added extra to our tour, David showed us a megalithic tomb in the nearby area. It was a fabulous morning and I couldn't have enjoyed it more. The estate also offers rooms to rent.
We booked the trekking tour including a wine tasting and the traditional 3 course lunch menu! The tour with our local guide was great, interesting and funny! He knew everything about the farm and cork harvesting! The tasting and the food in the local restaurant were amazing!
Guide Zé offers fantastic tours of a family estate that includes a cork forest and vineyard. Learn the ins and outs of the cork tree cycle and the difference between Alicante Bouschet and Syrah grape varieties. Best of all, get to taste the prize-winning estate wines. A hidden gem in the Alentejo region.
Children: 0 to 6 – €5; 7 to 15 – 50% discount.
Shuttle transportation from your hotel to the farm: price upon request.
All prices shown per person except Iberian Black Pork and cheese tasting (25€ per pack, up to 4 people). Guided tours are only available if booked 1/2 days in advance.
Also check out the options to Sleep on the Farm.