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Hand picking and cooking the Medronho

farm visit

Hand picking and cooking the Medronho

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
farm visit

Hand picking and cooking the Medronho

farm visit

Hand picking and cooking the Medronho

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
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.

Your host

Learn more about Mario

Mario

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.

What's included

Drinks
Medronho Smoothie Medronho Liquor Water from the Mountain
Equipment
Bucket and stick to pick the berries.

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.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

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.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Mario
Hand picking and cooking the Medronho
New experience
$21/person
New experience
$21/person