- 3 hours
- Included Tickets
DISCOVERING LA ALCARRIA
La Alcarria of Cuenca is a land of flavors, smells, and undulating landscapes that hide stories, such as the amazing Crystal of Hispania in its Roman mines. Land of traditional producers such as beekeepers, oil mill masters, cattle-raisers... people who have known how to pamper the natural resources that this land offers from the beginning.
If you want to know this land for real, you should visit its most relevant towns, such as the monumental Huete, the famous Buendía, or the artisan Priego, without a doubt a land that will surprise you.
ORIGIN ALCARRIA EXPERIENCE
10.30 La Cueva del Sanabrio Roman Mine
11.30 Visit to the oil mill and Olivares de Altomira oil-tasting
17.00 Visit the Vinos Artesanos Altomira winery and wine tasting
HUETE – ROMAN MINES
Delve into the heart of Roman Civilization and discover how the cities like Segóbriga emerged. Tour throughout the galleries of Cueva del Sanabrio on a guided tour with our archaeologist.
In Cuenca province, we find a series of mining complexes from the Roman Period of "Lapis Specularis" (a crystallized mineral), which possibly constitute one of the largest sets of mines of Antiquity in the whole world and one of the best preserved these days. One of these mines is the so-called Cueva del Sanabrio between Saceda del Río and Huete which you can discover in this route.
OIL TASTING – OLIVARES DE ALTOMIRA
Visit to the Olivares de Altomira oil mill, where they will show us the origin of liquid gold. We will visit the facilities of the mill where they will reveal all the secrets to make a unique virgin olive oil. Having known about the entire production process, from the olive trees to the table, we will sit down for a guided tasting to initiate us into this sensitive world of oil tasting. We will taste various types of oil to learn to distinguish its characteristics while enjoying it. No doubt, we will go through an experience that captivates our senses.
WINE TASTING – ALTOMIRA ARTISAN WINES
Visit the traditional Altomira Artisan Wine Cellar-Cave. This experience begins with a visit through the historic center of Mazarulleque, through its streets excavated in the rock and through the neighborhood of the cellars-cave, where we will visit two of its traditional buildings. We will enter the Altomira winery, of modest dimensions and very close to the concept of "garage wines" where we can learn about the winemaking tradition of the area. After the visit there will be a commented tasting of Altomira wines with 3 wines and 3 appetizers.
Tour duration3 hours
We started the tour...
10.30 Roman Mines "Cueva del Sanabrio" CM 310 km 111
Included in this tour
- Guided tour of the Lapis Specularis Mine
- Visit to oil mill
- EVOO tasting in "Olivares de Altomira"
- Historical walk in Mazarulleque
- Visit to two cave-cellars
- Visit the micro-winery "Vinos Artesanos Altomira"
- Tasting of 3 wines and 3 appetizers
Not included in this tour
Any service not included in the "Included" section