Are you a "foodie" looking for an authentic adventure this Summer? If so, Oh! My Cod Tours' specially curated journey to the Azorean island of Pico, a hidden gem in the Portuguese archipelago, is not to be missed!
Oh! My Cod Tours is a wonderful company offering ethnographic food tours and culinary trips in Lisbon and other regions of Portugal. Their tours are designed to give visitors an authentic and memorable insight into Portugal through their fun and immersive shared experiences of local food, culture and most importantly, people.
The Pico trip spotlights the local gastronomy of the Azores, its unique volcanic Pico wines, and the people who make it all possible, all thrown in with a dash of adventure in an incredible natural setting! You will be far from the crowds but still intertwined with the local communities.
According to Forbes Pico belongs on everyone's travel bucket list and not just because of its rugged volcanic geography. One major reason to visit Pico is to sample some of the unusual wines produced with grapes that only grow in Pico, in a traditional manner. In 2004, UNESCO declared the island’s man-made rock labyrinths and walls which protect the vines from strong wind and salt, a World Heritage Site. They’re unique in the world - they protect the vines which lie flat on the ground and keep them warm.
AUTHENTIC, SUSTAINABLE DESTINATION
The Azores islands are an internationally certified sustainable destination and the remote island of Pico is yet to know the effects of mass tourism, welcoming each visitor to its black and green landscape in a distinctive and slow paced way. So, if you are looking to get "back in the saddle" of international tourism but still feel cautious, this tour could be the perfect compromise.
- 18th to 25th June
- 2nd to 9th July
- 21st to 28th August
- 3rd to 10th September
- 1st to 8th October
For an example of the trip itinerary please click here. During the August trips guests also have the opportunity of harvesting with the locals or you can just choose to taste and discover about Picos wines with the local producers!
If you are a wine buff and would like some more precise wine information Jancis Robinson's website has some detailed information - click here!
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