Cork and Cattle

  • Port

    Gibraltar

  • Activity level

    TBC

  • Activity type

    TBC

  • Wheelchair accessible

    NO

  • Price per adult

    from

    USD80 per person

  • Minimum age

    12

  • Duration

    3.5 Hours

  • Meals included

    Yes

Leaving the pier you�ll take a 20 minute scenic drive around the Bay of Gibraltar to the edge of a natural Cork Forest. En route you�ll have a brief photo stop allowing you dramatic views of the 'Rock' framed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.Tucked away in the forest, you�ll visit a typical Andalucian Farmhouse dating from 1797 with a patio and traditional old barns. This building is part of a family-run cork and cattle farm.Your guide will show you how the cork bark is harvested from the oak trees, a centuries-old method to create the perfect cork bottle-stopper. Andalucia produces half of the world�s cork and this area boasts a special high quality cork sold to the international wine trade market.Whilst you are at the farm, you�ll have the opportunity to view the deep red local Retinto breed of cattle, one of Spain's purest breeds, and sample some local tapas.