Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour
- 2 hours
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Amazing experience! This is a must see hidden gem in the Algarve. You descend the equivalent to 80 floors into the underground on an old, smooth, well maintained, industrial elevator. This is a working mine so, not only you can see old machines from back in the day, you can also see current technology at work. The mine is huge and the terrain is flat so it’s very suited for all ages (no babies though). Our guide was very knowledgeable and you could see he has passion for what he does, he was super nice and fun. If you find yourself in the Algarve, give your skin a break from the sun and go enjoy this experience, don’t take your coat though, everyone thinks it’ll be cold down there but it’s actually a warm 23 degrees.
We had a really interesting and enjoyable trip to the Loule Salt Mine. The descent in the cage down a 240m shaft was thrilling and we were amazed at the enormity of the mines we explored. Our guides were excellent, providing loads of fascinating information and answering all our questions. We were unaware of the existence of the mines until we heard the advertising on KISS FM, despite having holidayed in the area for over 11 years!
Very informative! Lots of walking on pretty flat path 230m down. Small tour group, interesting guide. The ride down to the mine (and back up) is in a real work elevator for the miners- so a small cage. I thought that was very cool!! I'll never look at rock salt the same way again!
I had a great time in the salt mine. Alex was a very good guide and knowledgeable on the history of the mine, its current uses today and took some good pictures. I hope this salt mine becomes even more popular as it has a great number of uses.
Only 2 of us on the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and his English was very good. Almost like a private tour. Very interesting looking round and would recommend the short tour.