Olive Oil in Andalusia
Any good chef appreciates the rich and robust flavors that cooking with olive oil can inspire. Spain is known to produce some of the healthiest olive oils in the world. On this six-day excursion through the Andalusian countryside, you will tour olive groves, visit olive oil museums, and spend time at local farms and mills to see first-hand the skill and artistry that goes into making world class olive oils. Accompanied by a local olive expert, this tour will take you from Seville to Cordova, visiting small mountain towns along the way. You will have time to hike through the countryside, sight see and soak up the local flavors, food and wine.
A Taste of Spain Travels, S.L.
C/Alonso Cano 8 11010 CÃ¡diz SPAIN
Phone: +34 856 079 626 / +34 956 232 880
Priorat Walking Tour
You wouldn't think high quality wine could come out of hard, slate soil where water is scarce, yet the Priorat region produces grapes with an unusual flavorful character due to these harsh conditions. On a seven-day, self-guided walking tour you will walk along well-marked and comfortable trails half of the day, as you visit local vineyards and wineries in each village. At night you will lodge in select hotels and inns where you will dine on local gourmet cuisine.
507 Nottingham Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Toll free 866-642-2917
Phone +34 951-190-478
Saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, is produced in La Mancha, Spain. Partake in a culinary adventure as you participate in the saffron harvest. Guided by experts, you will learn how to peel the flowers, and toast and dry the spice, culminating in bottling and packaging. After the harvest and production, you will get to take home your own bottled saffron. During the weekend, you will enjoy local dishes that feature saffron at restaurants in local villages.
EATour Specialist, S.L.
Velazquez Moreno, 9
4th Floor, Office 409
Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia
Telephone: +34 986 22 13 99
Article Written By Lisa Brei
Lisa Brei is a freelance writer who has written for "Los Angeles Family" magazine, "L.A. Parenting" magazine and various nonprofit newsletters and blogs. She frequently covers education, family travel, gardening, children's health and infertility. Brei holds a Master of Arts in education from University of California, Los Angeles.