Portuguese cuisine is amongst the best in the world, and it’s in the heart of the Monchique mountains that you will find some of the finest local products from local farmers.

With this in mind, we welcome you to take one of our Gastronomic Tours, during which you will meet with local producers, learning about their products and how they are made.

The main products in Monchique are Honey, Medronho (local firewater made from the arbutus berry), Mushrooms, Chestnuts, Chouriço and a wide variety of Pork products. 

Our Serra also hosts a wide variety of wildlife and flora, perfect for nature lovers.  

So, what better than to combine all these qualities to present you a selection of Tours, that show you all we have to offer!

Please note: Foodie tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

The Honey Tour

Visit a Beekeeper.

Learn how honey is made.

Honey tasting.

Transport to and from Monchique centre.

The Medronho Experience

Visit a local Medronho distillery.

Meet a local producer and learn how Medronho is made.

Medronho tasting.

Visit the Monchique Medronho shop (where you will find a wide variety of our Medronho).

Transport to and from Monchique centre.

The Bread Making Challenge!

Start by preparing your dough in the morning! Then leave to prove while you go and explore a local village and its surroundings…

Time to light the Alferce communal oven, and now knead your dough and make your bread…

Then relax, have a glass of wine and your bread will be ready for your picnic! (Pizza, olive bread, Rosemary bread, Chouriço bread, cumin seed, depending on the season).


This tour includes:

Bread making workshop step 1.

Visit to the small village of Alferce.

Walking tour of Alferce and its Moorish ruins.

Bread making workshop step 2.

Picnic Lunch (includes water, wine and soft drinks).

Transport to and from Monchique centre.


Discover Monchique

Our Discover Monchique tour is one of the best ways to learn about the true essence and history of our picturesque town from local guides.


We will take you on a 1,5 hour-long walking tour of the town, through our cobbled streets you will be able to visit the main Church, the Convent of Nossa Senhora do Desterro whilst learning all about the town’s history and tales.