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Algarve Mountain Flavours Tour

A Private trip to unveil the rich Flavours of the Algarve Mountains

Embark on a private journey to uncover the abundant nature and flavors of the Algarve highlands. Ride through the hills and valleys of Barrocal and the Monchique Mountains. Hike the new sensation in the Algarve: The Barranco do Demo boardwalks. Afterwards, experience the breathtaking views from the highest point of the Algarve, Fóia. Immerse yourself in local traditions and products in Monchique, followed by a scenic picnic lunch paired with local Algarvian wines at a nearby vineyard.

“Those who travel without savoring the local gastronomy depart without truly knowing the people they visited.”

  • Discover the nature of the Algarve mountains.
  • Hike the new sensation in the Algarve: The Barranco do Demo boardwalks.
  • Visit the highest point of the Algarve, Fóia.
  • Discover Monchique and savor its regional products.
  • Indulge in a picnic lunch in the vineyard featuring traditional mountain flavors paired with local wines.
  • Travel comfortably in our van from your hotel in various locations in the municipalities of Lagos, Portimão, Lagoa, Silves, Albufeira, and Loulé.
  • The tour is private, meaning you’ll have the full attention of your guide.

On the Happy Van Algarve Mountains Flavours Journey, immerse yourself in the essence of Algarvian highlands nature, heritage and local gastronomy, and indulge in a picturesque picnic that welcomes you to the heart of the Algarve!

After being picked up at your accommodation, embark on a tasty private tour lasting about 6 hours, exploring places that shape the history and customs of our enogastronomic tradition. Enriched with fascinating facts and local knowledge, get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way.

Start by traveling through the beautiful hills and valleys of Barrocal and the Monchique Mountains. You will get to walk on the new Algarve boardwalks with a suspended bridge and breathtaking scenery at Barranco do Demo (Devil’s Gulch).

Next, enjoy the views of the Highest point of the Algarve: Fóia. Here you can see almost all of the Algarve Region in all its splendor.

The next stop will be the picturesque village of Monchique. Hiding in the hills, this is a place of joyful people with traditions quite different from the ones on the seaside. Black pig sausages (chouriço) and ham are kings of gastronomy here, as well as medronho brandy and melosa liquer.

Your appetite is now open to experience the mountain’s food and drink, so you will head to one of the most famous wineries in the region where we will prepare a delightful outdoor picnic for you harmonized with the wine from this agricultural estate.

Meanwhile get to know the place with a guided visit to the winery.

At the end of the experience, you can purchase your wine and other typical products of the region in our store.

  • Travel to Monchique Mountain;
  • Walk in the Devil’s Gulch boardwalks;
  • Visit Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve;
  • Walk around the streets of Monchique, uncover its heritage and taste local products;
  • Guided tour of a winery in Lagoa;
  • Gourmet picnic in the vineyard with regional mountain products and wine harmonization
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or accommodation
  • Pickup available in various locations in the municipalities of Lagos, Portimão, Lagoa, Silves, Albufeira, and Loulé
  • Private trip in a modern and comfortable van
  • Tour in Portuguese, English, or Spanish.

Gratuities not included

It is possible that schedules and programs may have to be adjusted from time to time, aiming to maintain and improve the experience.

Duration:

Approximately 6 hours

Schedule:

From Mondays to Fridays

Morning: 8.30am

Meeting Points:

For people coming out of the pickup areas, the meeting point is at the main entrance of the AQUA Shopping Centre in Portimão.

The guide will be identified with signage or Happy Van clothing.

  • Vehicle Type: Van
  • Vehicle Capacity: Up to 8 passengers
  • Departure Pickup:
    • Portimão and Alvor: 08.00am
    • Ferragudo, Carvoeiro and Lagoa: 8.00am
    • Porches, Armação de Pêra, Galé and Salgados: 7.50am
    • Albufeira and Olhos D’Água: 7.40am
    • Vilamoura, Quarteira, Vale de Lobo, and Quinta do Lago: 7.30am
    • Lagos and Praia da Luz: 8.00am

The vehicle and guide will be identified with Happy Van signage or clothing.

Private Tour:

Pickup in the municipalities of Portimão and Lagoa (Alvor, Portimão, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, and Lagoa): 1-4 pax: 750€ |  5 pax: 913€ | 6 pax: 1065€ | 7 pax: 1207€ | 8 pax: 1340€

Pickup in the municipalities of Lagos, Silves, and Albufeira (Praia da Luz, Lagos, Porches, Armação de Pêra, Galé, Salgados, Albufeira, and Olhos D’Água): 1-4 pax: 770€ |  5 pax: 937€ | 6 pax: 1095€ | 7 pax: 1243€ | 8 pax: 1380€

Pickup in the municipality of Loulé (Vilamoura, Quarteira, Vale de Lobo, and Quinta do Lago): 1-4 pax: 810€ |  5 pax: 987€ | 6 pax: 1155€ | 7 pax: 1313€ | 8 pax: 1460€

  • Electronic or printed ticket;
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes, and
  • A hearty appetite! 🙂
  • Dietary Needs: If you do not consume wine or have any dietary restrictions or intolerances, please inform us when booking.
  • Accessibility: If you have reduced mobility, please inform us when booking.

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Algarve Mountain Flavours Tour

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Reviews

February 2023

Paola is “the man” with “the van”. From first introduction, we knew we were going to enjoy our wine excursion with Paolo. He is an excellent tour guide with a lot of knowledge and a passion for his country, which offers a very personal insight into the history and culture of the Algarve. I would highly recommend any tour with Paolo as your guide. We learned so much about the Odelouca River Valley and the making of wine varietals and blends at the Quinta do Francês vineyards. Thank you Fatima for an informative wine tasting, and thank you Paolo for a most enjoyable excursion.
Sincerely, Laura & Mark

October 2022

Super great tour, interesting and fun with great impressions. With pleasure again any time

Departures and Arrivals

- Albufeira and Olhos de Água
- Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Quarteira and Vilamoura
- Portimão and Alvor
- Ferragudo, Lagoa and Carvoeiro
- Lagos and Praia da Luz
From Mondays to Saturdays:
Morning: 8am to 1pm
Afternoon: 2pm to 6pm

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