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Algarve Rotas

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7 Mar 2018
“Excellent cork tour!”
12 Oct 2016
“Amazing experience”
Algarve Rotas, its a tourist and cultural product with a strong environmental component. We are a responsible tourism project that launched the product in the market in 2013. Its mission is based on the premise of promotion of the territory as a...more
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_Sitio da Mesquita Baixa | Eco-Cork Factory, Sao Bras de Alportel 8150-048, Portugal
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Booked via TripAdvisor but they had forgotten to check their e-mail for the last 3 work days, were surprised by my arrival, and didn't run the tour. Word of advice: don't rely on the e-mail confirmation, you have to call them to have any chance...More

1  Thank BrosOnTravel
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Came to Portugal from Canada and toured the cork factory and a cork tree orchard. Sofia was very knowledgeable and took time to explain the whole process. We were able to tour the factory, and get a hands on look at the different traditional manufacturing...More

1  Thank 168kylem
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Probably one of the most enthusiastic guides we have every had. The tour of the cork factory was really interesting, showing the types of cork and how it is prepared for different uses. We then visited the trees to see how the cork is harvested...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A most impressive experience i have had in long time. The guides and the landscape made my time most pleasurable. If you have the time, please try one of this tours, cork, carob, olive or clay. Thank you Sofia Carrusca and Patricia!!

1  Thank Joao_Sequeira
Reviewed 12 October 2016

From the cork oak plantation to the cork factory, so much to learn and to see. Really worth the visit.

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Sofia I, Proprietário at Algarve Rotas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you for your visit! We will be allways available!:)

Reviewed 16 June 2016

It is a very good, easy understandable overview over the cork industry. Shows also a video of the cork harvesting. Recommended is to book a trip to the cork factory and to the cork plantation.

Thank Sunseeker047
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We met up with our guide Sofia at the Sao Bras Costume Museum, where the tour starts. After an interesting intro to the history of cork since Roman times, we went out to see the factory and how the cork is selected and processed. We...More

Thank malenerosa
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Informative, interesting, fascinating. A wonderful day out, so good I have now been twice. Everything you ever wanted to know about cork and more. I would thoroughly recommend it. Excellent and well informed tour guide. Make sure you book in advance.

Thank janetyler2016
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Who knew you can make EVERYTHING out of cork?! :-D Excellent tour guide (Sofia). There are several tours available. Ours made a short start at the museum, then it brings you to a real factory with a great shop to buy some beautiful cork souvenirs,...More

1  Thank Nathalie C
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Great tour, took about an hour and a half and will never look at a wine cork in the same way again! We arrived not realising we needed to arrange the visit in advance but staff were very accommodating and just added us to the...More

1  Thank MarlinJ
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