The Salt Route

Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Difficult to handle a wheel chair throughout the salt pans;not entirely impossible if you decide to stay out of the car and watch it .Ok for olhão and possible in Tavira ,however without the chance of visiting the castle in the upper part of the town.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (advanced)

Eastern Algarve

The salt. It is difficult to live without it. In the right amount, some pinches enhance the flavor of food. It is not by heart that it has always been named the main spice in our life, a magical product, which began to be exploited intensively by the Romans.
Salt reservoirs, here and there, show its use over time, also in food preservation. Together with olive oil and garlic, this is one of the essences of Mediterranean cuisine. Come and discover its story in the most quiet and preserved region of the Algarve, the Sotavento.
The discovery begins with a tour of the salt pans located in the heart of Ria Formosa. The production of Hand Harvested Sea Salt and Flor de Sal is made with a unique methodology that combines centuries-old tradition to modernity of quality processes, management and innovation to achieve product excellence. Opportunity to buy salt and flor de sal 100% natural.
The market of Olhão, famous for its colorful mornings, is an obligatory stop. Tavira, the city of 21 churches will be a MUST!


This tour takes place in the eastern part of the province.
Walk along the salt pans and watch the activity beeing done( between May and September).
Visit one of the most picturesque fisherman's villages, Olhão, so called the cubiste village, the market, the streets and enjoy a superb fish or seafood lunch.
Once in Tavira be delighted with the peace of a town that despite small, has 21 churches confirming the importance of the past.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at the place and time you will decide always in the area of Albufeira or Vilamoura.Should you need to be picked up elsewhere and we'll discuss the cost for the transfer.

End location: Drop of can be arranged at a different place on your request,as far as it is included on the 8 hours journey.

Duration: 8 hours


My vehicle is an 8 seater van,Citroen Jumpy Elegante,Air Conditioned ,always clean and well presented for our clients, as well as respecting all security standards for passenger transportation (inc. children and infants). I am fully insured for all passengers.
You can be assured that you are in safe hands.

What’s Included

Other: Guided visit to the salt reservoirs.
Visit to a fish,fruit & vegetables market in Olhão.
Free time for shopping.
Escorted tour throughout Tavira.
Map and a bottle of water.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euros - There are no entrance fees requested by joining this tour.
The cash money will be only needed for lunch and drinks.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch

Private tour guide Rosemary S.

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