• Duration: 10 hours
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Description

Stop in the city of Loulé where you can visit the local market, you will find the most diverse regional products

Visit to the village of Querença, one of the most picturesque in the Algarve. (visit to Nossa Sra. Da Assunção Church).

Salir, visit the village and the archaeological museum.

Stop at Barranco do Velho to visit a Distillery with a tasting of Arbutus Brandy.

Stop for Meal in Alte.

Visit Alte, one of the most typical and best preserved villages in the Algarve (stop at Ribeira to visit Fontes).

Itinerary

With the valuable contribution of archaeology, it is known today that the presence of man in the municipality of Loulé dates back to the Ancient Paleolithic. In the following millennia, in the period of the Age of Metals, the incursion of the peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean intensified, which progressively penetrated the Southwest Peninsula, culminating with the arrival of the Phoenicians and Carthaginians. These founded the first factories on the seafront of the territory of the current municipality, promoting fishing, metallurgy prospecting and commercial activity.

Querença is located on a hill that gives its name to the village, which can already be characterized by the transition between the Barrocal and the Serra. The houses go down the slope in all directions, with the Nossa Senhora da Assunção Church, also known as the Mother Church, at the top. The village is known for its distillation of arbutus and chorizo, in addition to other typical.

The history of this village goes on for many years. It was once inhabited by the Celts, but later it was the Arabs who gave it greater importance, having in the period of the Almohad Caliphate, in the twelfth century, built in it the castle of Salir, of which today only ruins remain and which is believed to have been burned down. and rebuilt twice. From then on, Salir became an important and strategic point in the conquest of the Algarve, which was only finished, standardized and legalized in 1297.

Barranco do Velho is a small and rural place located in the fantastic Serra do Caldeirão, in the Barrocal Algarve, very close to the border with the Alentejo region, where the Algarve shows a mountain facet, quite different from the tourist facet of golden beaches with crystal clear water, known of all. This is an area of great and ancient cork tradition, with the landscape dominated by cork oaks, holm oaks and strawberry trees as far as the eye can see, also constituting the main activity of the people of the region. At the top of the hill is the rustic Church, built in 1944, with typical Algarve features, from which you have a panorama of extraordinary beauty.

1h00 Lunch Time 1h00 Free time to discover the place Away from the tourist coast, it is considered one of the most typical and preserved villages in the Algarve (and even in all of Portugal), with its houses painted in the current colors of the region (ochre, almagre, blue, anthracite, standing out against a background white), the roof terraces, the traditional chimneys and the alleys paved in Portuguese stone.

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Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Upon your booking please let us know where you are staying, so we can inform you where the exact pick-up location point will be.

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  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled

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  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR

Guided Language

  • English
  • Francaise
  • Portuguese

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