Visit a traditional cork eco-cork factory to learn more about cork production. You'll also learn how to make a cork bag with an experienced artisan, and can shop for cork at the on-site store.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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English, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a traditional cork factory
  • Shop for cork
  • Produce a cork bag with an artisan
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Visit a cork traditional eco-cork factory, where you will learn more about the processes involved in selecting, preparing, and packing cork. The cork tree its a noble tree with very special characteristics that grows in Mediterranean, most particularly in Portugal. There you will discover more than 720,000 hectares of cork forests, as well as a cork industry of considerable economic importance.

It is an astonishing tree, very long-lived and with an enormous capacity for regeneration. It can live on average 150 to 200 years, despite its bark being stripped around 16 times during its lifetime at 9-year intervals.

Whilst at the factory you can visit the cork shop, and will also be welcome to join a cork bag workshop throughout which you will learn how to produce an original cork bag.
Includes
  • Entrance
  • Visit to the factory
  • Bag-making workshop

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Meeting point

Eco-Fábrica de Cortiça, Sítio da, 8150-048 São Brás de Alportel.

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From £125.87 per person

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