Learn more about the elaboration of the authentic virgin extra olive oil.
A Mediterranean product with a lot of history.
Little products are linked to Andalusian lands as the olive and its coveted olive oil. The so called “green gold” has reached, due to its very high quality, the designation of origin in many places of our region.
After this experience, you will know the reasons and understand why.
THE OIL MILL
Our journey begins, as could not be otherwise, in the olive grove. Guided by an specialist we will know the olive oil farming and collection process apart from learning all the related processes of olive growing and the olive tree vegetative cycle.
Furthermore, we will visit a contemporary factory where all the virgin extra olive oil elaboration process is explained. A complete experience where you can also bottle your own virgin extra olive oil and bring it home as a memory.
We would like you to finish the experience visiting an old oil mill nowadays restructured into a museum. There, it is easy to feel that time slows down and stops. A place where we will discover how the olive oil, with a big effort, was made in a traditional way, a comeback to its origins.
In the oil mill, we will make a tasting of the different olive oils in order to differentiate the flavours, colours, characteristics followed by another tasting of the best quality olive oils.
From the olive oil we will go to a Spanish ham master class, where we will learn the varieties, cutting techniques and different curing processes. We will savour Spanish ham together with olive oil, the perfect mix for pleasing our taste.
AN ENCHANTING TOWN
In order to complete our tour, we will visit Mijas, a charming white village that offers spectacular views of Costa del sol from its hermitage. Through its streets we will see the colourful “donkey taxis” and enjoy the numerous gardens. Before finishing the tour, you can savour the local gastronomy in the shape of a refreshing “Mijeña” salad or a sweet craving with its olive cakes.
A different experience which brings together two of the most popular
products of our land.
When the tour is over, we are able to understand that behind the intense olive oil flavour and the olive oil, there is work, effort and, above all, know-how.
- Availability: All year.
- Departure time: 8:30h. – 9:30h.
- Duration: Approx 9 hours.
- Language: Spanish, English, French, German and Russian (other languages on request).
- Price: from 120 €/person (indicative price for group of 15 people).
*Do you prefer a private tour? If you would like a private tour with your own group, then please enquire about our prices for groups. For private tours, there is not limit as to the number of places.
WHAT´S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- Pick up and return to the hotel.
- Round trip in air-conditioned vehicle.
- Entrance to the Almazara + Guided Visit + Olive oil tasting + Bottle of Olive oil.
- Masterclass and Spanish ham tasting.
- Guided tour of Mijas.
- Insurance included.
Lunch not included in tour.
However, we will recommend the most traditional places nearby where you can enjoy the most authentic gourmet experience.