Monchique Hills & Flavors

Duration: 10:00 to 16:00

Location: Monchique hills and town center


69 €

over 18 years old


30 €

under 18 years old



under 8 years

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Walk through Monchique cork and medronho forest, delve into its gastronomy and learn how local farmers create the best cured meat in Algarve

  • Start early in the morning on a hike to the most panoramic point in Monchique, through cork and medronho trees
  • Visit a black pigs factory, where producing Portugal’s most flavoursome meat is done by methods that have been passed on from generations
  • Learn how the sausages and the famous chouriços are produced at the farm
  • Taste the best chouriço and raw hams in Monchique paired with a fine glass of red wine
  • Visit a Medronho distillery, where local producers will show you the process of distillation and explain step by step how it is made

Children over 12 are welcome

A glass of wine and liquors included

Transportation to Monchique is not included. It is available on request for an extra 10 euros p.p.

Your tour guide will greet you at Monchique Petrol Station.

The meeting time is 10:00 in the morning.

By car we reach the black pigs factory in the hills surrounding Monchique, where we start the tour with a rewarding walk up to a wonderful panoramic point.

On the way back we stop at one of the few remaining factory in Portugal growing and feeding pigs in a sustainable way.

By car, we go back to the old town center, where we are going to have lunch in a typical “Tasca” of Monchique, where meet dishes are cooked with special care and wisdom.

After lunch we visit a Medronho liquor shops, where local producers will explain step by step how this incredible liquor is made and where you will taste several varietes of spirits.


Enjoy a day in the unspoiled nature of Monchique, meet a farm character and his black pork pigs. Taste the best meet in Algarve

Monchique Hills

A regenerating 2 hours hike in the unspoiled nature of Monchique

Black pigs factory

Look at black pigs of different ages rolling in the mud, chasing each other in the grass, and playing with hay in the adjacent stables


Savour the authentic ham and chouriço in a local taberna, paired with a glass of wine

Visit the old town center

Walk the cobble streets of Monchique and taste delicious firewater produced form locally sourced medronho and honey.

We meet at 9:30 in the morning in Monchique at the Petrol Station just after the welcome sign.

If you need a pick-up and drop off at your B&B or hotel, please send us an email before reservation or call our help desk. Private transportation is subjet to availability.

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Are children allowed?

Generally Yes. IDs will be checked. Please refer to our Compare Page in order to check if the tour is Family Friendly or not.

The Lunch at the Vineyard experience and Sunset Picnic in Tavira are adults only.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.

On the Orange Farm and Silves Food Tour we can accommodate vegetarians, gluten or dairy intolerances, but not vegans.

On the Moncqhique Hills & Flavor, Portimao Evening Food&Wine Stroll and Sunset Picnic in Tavira, we are unable to accommodate vegetarians, vegans, gluten or dairy intolerance.

Does the tour come in other languages?

Yes! Our tour is in English, but we can do Portuguese, German, Italian or French for private groups of at least 4 people.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

Most of the tours are held rain or shine. That’s how much we love the food! We ask you to check the weather before hand and dress appropriately. And don’t worry, tasting will occur indoors if needed as things don’t taste as good soggy.

The only experience that could be rescheduled in case of severe bad weather conditions are the E-Bikes Tour of Rural Algarve and the Sunset Picnic in Tavira.

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My husband and I had the pleasure of spending our morning with our guide, Mateus, as he accompanied us to ham, liquors and honey producers. What a treat each one was! The raw ham process was fascinating & the tasting delicious. Truly a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you, Mateus!

Tricia, Vancouver, Canada
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