Time for another fun day out from Isla Canela. Discover a different Algarve in 4×4 all terrain vehicles with lunch included. Showing a different Portugal in various areas of the Algarve.
Our journey starts with a briefing in Vila Real de Santo Antonio or Castro Marim. We have a panoramic view of the Sapal Natural Reserve of Castro Marim Salinas which is the salt evaporation pond, salt extraction and Flor de Sal, fauna and flora. Tasting of flor de sal and medronho or fig liquors, depending on the time of the year.
We stop at local basket maker for explanation and exhibition of art, bread oven and honey tasting it is not always possible to taste the bread or see it in the oven it does depend on the time we arrive on baking day. There is also a wonderful explanation on cork.
Lunch in a typical village of the region at Foz de Odeleite or Odeleite. This consists of local bread, fresh cheese from the village, mountain vegetable soup with special spices from Quinta do Rio, algarvian mixed salad, grilled chicken with or without our own piri-piri, steamed potatoes with natural salt, fruit of the season, mineral water, red and white local wine.
Our next stop is in Castro Marim within the castle or the fort, with a great explanation overlooking the River Guadiana, Ayamonte and VRSA.