Alentejo olives and olive oil

CORK&OLIVE is a nature experience that provides the opportunity to discover the Alentejo’s olive groves, olives and olive oil, exemplifying the natural splendour and gastronomy of the region. Start the day with a guided tour around the Alentejo olive groves, then take part in the “From the Olive to Olive Oil” activity, which enables you to accompany the entire olive oil production process and taste the best olive oils of the region, followed by an opportunity to experience the culinary delights of the Alentejo, and ending with a wine-tasting session in a local cellar.

You can enrich this journey of discovery of the regional products with the Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) leisure activity, making for an unforgetting Alentejo adventure.

Location

Évora and Avis

Departure point

Lisbon or the Alentejo

Goal

To get in close contact with nature and to learn about the importance of olives and olive oil in the region, with the opportunity to accompany the production process from the origin to the end product

Timetable

8.30am-7.30pm – flexible allowing for changes

Route

Route with SUP:

Departure – hotel in Lisbon or the Alentejo
Guided tour on foot of an olive grove and the “From Olive to Olive Oil” activity
SUP activity in the Barragem do Maranhão reservoir
Regional lunch in a high-quality restaurant
Car tour to Avis Castle, Order of Avis Convent Church
Wine and regional products tasting session in local cellar
Return – hotel in Lisbon or the Alentejo

Without SUP:

Departure – hotel in Lisbon or the Alentejo
Guided tour on foot of an olive grove and the “From Olive to Olive Oil” activity
Regional lunch in a high-quality restaurant
Visit to Avis Castle, Order of Avis Convent Church
Wine and regional products tasting session in local cellar
Return – hotel in Lisbon or the Alentejo

The Tour may include:

Door-to-door return transport, for up to 6 people

Guided tour of olive grove

“From Olive to Olive Oil” activity

Regional lunch at a high-quality restaurant

Car tour or visit to the monuments of the destination city

Wine and regional products tasting session

The Stand-Up Paddle (1h30 minutes) option may be added to your experience, with a certified instructor and equipment included.

Prices per person

 includes4 to 6 peopleTotal time of the tour
1 dayall included with / without SUP€18011h

Alentejo Olive Oil

Alentejo Olive Oil is oil extracted between the months of October and February from traditional varieties of olives – mainly Galega, Cordovil de Serpa, Verdeal or Cobrançosa – grown in the olive groves of the Alentejo region. The olives are harvested when perfectly ripe to obtain fruity and smooth olive oils, which are processed using mechanical methods. The “Alentejo Olive Oil” has the following organoleptic qualities: Olive oils of a fruity aroma, with little or no bitterness, and little or no spiciness, with dominant flavours of apple, nuts, tomato, herbs or leaves.