This day tour is a multi-sensory, sustainable and gastronomical visit that offers a unique experience in which olive oil is the protagonist. Through an itinerary full of surprises, you will discover the history, the elaboration process and the benefits of the king product of the spanish gastronomy.
· Guided visit
· Mini museum
· Educational film projection
· Olive oil tasting
· Itinerary through variety of organic olive groves, amongst other surprises you can visit the following:
o The Green House: the itinerary commences in the Green House, a 500 square meter space incorporating various activities, including an artisanal olive oil production mill, a film regarding the history of olive oil and the process of olive oil elaboration.
o Organic Vegetable Garden: the visit continues to our splendid organic vegetable garden displaying a grand variety of seasonal crops used in our restaurant such as tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, carrots, eggplant, artichokes, melons, strawberries, etc.
o Organic Vineyard: following the organic and sustainable agricultural tradition, the visit continues to the vineyard of 100% Pinot Noir variety, during which you will learn about the history of wine production in Andalusia, dating back to Roman Times.
o “Los Azules” Country House: you can also see the traditional Andalusian country house, where you can pause to enjoy the beautiful views of the valley and Sierra de Grazalema, a natural reserve. You will also be served traditional appetizers from the area, including artisanal bread and fresh olive oil.
o Fruit Orchard: After a brief rest and observation, we have the opportunity to continue the walk through the organic fruit orchard where you will find all sorts of trees (Orange, Quince, Peach, Plum, Lemon, Grapefruit, Cherry, Apple, Figs)
o Doña Lola´s Chapel: After the walk through the Fruit Orchard, we will visit a small chapel from the end of the 19th Century that was recently reformed. It used to belong to a local doctor, and when he passed away, his widow donated it to the Christian religious order of the Salesians.
o Olive tree variety promenade: One of the most important contents of the itinerary is the olive trees variety walk, where you can enjoy a promenade surrounded by olive groves containing over 20 varieties of olive trees from Spain, Greece, Portugal and other countries. You will also learn about the type of oil that is produced.
o Plaza de la Carlota: After the olive tree variety promenade, you will encounter Plaza de la Carlota, a rectangular structure with century old olive trees surrounded by aromatic plants such as Rosemary and lavender: a sensory explosion for sight and smell.
o Traditional Olive Grove: Last but not least, before returning to the Green House, you will walk through the traditional olive grove, learning about the difference between organic and conventional agricultural methods, the treatment of the olive, the harvest and process it goes through until it becomes olive oil.
The next part of the tour takes you to the city of Ronda where you will have approximately an hour to tour the city on your own. Ronda is one of the most beautiful and historic towns in Andalusia. Ronda is a mountain top city nestled on the dramatic El Tajo Gorge, which separates the old and new parts of the city. Ronda is one of Spain´s oldest towns dating back to Islamic times when it was an important cultural city. Hemingway described Ronda as the most romantic town in Spain. Cross the impressive Puente Nuevo bridge, Ronda´s most famous landmark, which straddles the deep Gorge and connects the Moorish part of Ronda with the modern part of the city.
Ronda offers the visitor a variety of monuments well worth seeing. The Arab Baths, built at the end of the 13th century, are the best preserved in Spain. The old wall and gate to the city give a unique glimpse into Ronda´s Islamic past. The Palacio de Mondragon houses the municipal museum and has some spectacular gardens. It was built by and the residence of the Moorish King Abomelik and used later as a residence for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabelle after the reconquest. The city also has some impressive churches including the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor. The Jardines de Cuenca (Cuenca Gardens) should not be missed as they are located on ledges over the Tajo and offer spectacular views of the countryside and city.
Ronda is home of modern bullfighting so a visit to its famous bullring cannot be missed. The El Maestranza bullring is one of the oldest and most impressive in Spain. There is a museum and guided audio tour of the bullring.
After visiting Ronda, we will drive you back to your hotel or cruise ship terminal.
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