Picking Tours

The Flying Pickers offers a wide range of guided and self-guided tours for your next picking nature experience. In our tours we allow you to discover home grown food, wild food and provide you with tips when foraging in Europe. Each itinerary is designed to suit beginners. In Ireland we explore the landscape, taste the food and discover the history. In Spain we learn about the various wine regions and sample the freshest produce. We have put together some of the best foraging tours for you and your friends. Check out some of our foraging tours below:

FRUIT PICKING IN IRELAND

Home to some of the most delicious berries and wild fruits, Ireland is the perfect place to get a taste of foraging. On this tour you will explore the green forests of Ireland. Blackberries, wild garlic, rosehips and sloes are just a few of the many wild grown foods you will discover along the way.

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WHEN: Our tours take place between the months of April – October each year.

WHERE: Our day trips and longer itineraries start in the capital of Dublin. Fruits are plentiful in many counties of Ireland and at different times of the year.

HOW LONG: Day tours last between 3 – 5 hours, longer tours last 3 – 5 days

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SEA FORAGING IN IRELAND

Mussels, clam, winkles and seaweed are just a few of the many treasures you will find along the seashore. On this tour you will follow the trails along the Wild Atlantic Way. Get a glimpse of old Ireland and a taste of fresh Irish seafood.

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WHEN: Our sea foraging tours take place between the months of May – September each year.

WHERE: Our day trips take place in Co.Clare and Co.Dublin, taking in the beautiful Atlantic coast. Longer itineraries start in the capital of Dublin.

HOW LONG: Day tours last between 3 – 5 hours, longer tours last 3 – 5 days

 

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OLIVE PICKING IN PORTUGAL

Starting your trip in the beautiful town on Porto, this is a tour to remember. For a unique escape at a unique time of the year why not try out our olive picking tour that runs in November and December. On this adventure you will have the chance to pick local olives and meet some of the renowned producers. Walking through the Duoro Valley is made even more magical when you have the opportunity to meet the farmers on the way.

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WHEN: Our picking tours in Portugal take place between the months of May – September each year.

HOW LONG: Our tours in Portugal are up to 1 week depending on the time of the year

DAY 1 – Arrive

DAY 2 – Transfer to farm and picking + special tasting

DAY 3 – Transfer to farm for picking + evening meal with local family

DAY 4 – Transfer to farm + stay in local area

DAY 5 – Rest day + transfer to Porto

DAY 6 – Tour of Porto with local guy

DAY 7 – Fly out

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WINE HARVEST TOUR IN PORTUGAL

Northern Portugal has an abundance of fruity grapes. In Autumn the vines come alive and you can sample the recently ripened fruit. At this time of the year you can discover some of Portugal’s freshest white wines and enjoy all of the festivities around the harvest season. Staying in charming country farms all of our tours include local guides and a unique taste of Portuguese culture.

WHEN: Our wine harvest tours take place between the months of June – September each year.

WHERE: Our day trips start in the beautiful town of Porto. Longer itineraries start in the capital of Lisbon.

HOW LONG: Day tours last between 3 – 5 hours, longer tours last 3 – 5 days

WINE HARVEST TOUR IN SPAIN

Grapes ripen in Northern Spain from September onwards. This is the perfect time of year to discover some of Spains most celebrated wine regions, including: the rich red wines of La Rioja region and the famous Albarino white grape in the Riax Baixes area.

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FLAVOURS OF TUSCANY TOUR

In the months between August – November the region of Tuscany is bursting with fresh fruit, produce, mushrooms and much more. During this period you will find the streets of Lucca, San Miniato and Siena come alive with harvest activity. Our tailored itinerary is built around this magical time.

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DAY 1 – Arrive in Lucca

DAY 2 – Foraging + tours of Lucca’s walled city

DAY 3 – Transfer to San Miniato for Truffle hunting experience

DAY 4 – Walk along the vineyards + tasting

DAY 5 – Transfer to Siena + walking tour of the City

DAY 6 – Morning market tour + meet with locals

DAY 7 – Free day

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To learn more about the various tours we offer and find upcoming dates for any of our tours please contact theflyingpickers@gmail.com

 

 

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