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Hand picking and cooking the Medronho

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Experience hosted by Mario

4 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

First, we will go in the farm jeep into the wild forest and hand pick the Medronho berries, up in the mountain hills with amazing views over the ocean and the vast Monchique Mountain.
Mario will tell you the story of this amazing fruit, called Medronho, explain the techniques to pick the berries and guide you through the entire experience.

After this introduction, we will start this "meditActive" experience of hand picking and tasting the berries in the mountain, surrounded by nothing but forest, birds and small wild animals.
The picking will take 2 hours. After this tour we will come back down.

Down in the base camp, we will have a break to try a super powerful Medronho Smoothie. After this, we will cook Medronho Jam and Mario will explain other ways to preserve and enjoy the berries.
This will take around 1 hour.

We will finish cooking and you will take the jam with you and half a kilo of fresh medronho berries.
You can also buy the Medronho Liquor and other delicatessens made with this super fruit.
First, we will go in the farm jeep into the wild forest and hand pick the Medronho berries, up in the mountain hills with amazing views over the ocean and the vast Monchique Mountain.
Mario will tell you the story of this amazing fruit, called Medronho, explain the techniques to pick the berries and guide you through the entire experience.

After this introduction, we will start this "meditActive" experience of hand picking and tas…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Medronho Smoothie
    Medronho Liquor
    Water from the Mountain
  • Equipment
    Bucket and stick to pick the berries.
From £17
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mario

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Me and my wife, we run an ecological retreat called Quinta Alma - the result of our passion and vision for an inspiring and relaxing experience in the nature.
Quinta Alma is a magical place, totally off grid and hidden in the mountains of Monchique but right next to Aljezur, in Algarve’s Atlantic coast. Quinta Alma is located in a 50 hectare land of wild and beautiful nature, but just 10 minutes driving from some of the most amazing beaches in Europe. In this blessed land, we are eager to try and share permaculture and syntropic agro forest management techniques.

In Quinta Alma we grow a first class Medronho berry, a super fruit that grows naturally and wild in the forest.
Me and my wife, we run an ecological retreat called Quinta Alma - the result of our passion and vision for an inspiring and relaxing experience in the nature.
Quinta Alma is a magical place, totally off grid and hidden in the mountains of Monchique but right next to Aljezur, in Algarve’s Atlantic coast. Quinta Alma is located in a 50 hectare land of wild and beautiful nature, but just 10 minutes driving from some of the most amazing beaches in Europe. In this blessed land, we are eager to…
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Where you'll be

We will be in a magical forest, up in the mountain, surrounded by Medronho trees.
The view is amazing, eagle style, looking at the ocean and the Monchique Mountain.

We will cook the Medronho Jam in our Food Temple, in the base camp. This is an amazing outdoor kitchen space with a view to the valley where we have the farm.

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Be prepared to walk in rocky and steep soil with bushes and some spikes. Long pants and nice mountain shoes are important. Sunscreen and a hat are also strongly advisable.

What to bring

Outdoor mountain boots, long pants and a raincoat.