Travel Pack: The culture of Olive Tree

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PACK 1 “THE CULTURE ON THE OLIVE TREE” ROUTE

The olive tree is, undoubtedly, the symbol of our province, Jaén. Its landscapes, its traditions, ways of life, the harvesting, production and commercialization of the Olive Oil, are part of the culture of the villages in Jaén. If you want to learn about the essence of this culture, since its ancient roots, come and let our specialised take you to the Olive World.

PRENSA ALORI

 

Morning schedule

TOUR OVER AN OLIVE FARM (HARVESTING INCLUDED IN SEASON)

                We will visit a traditional olive farm in order to know how it was developed traditionally, as well as the professional and modern farming. To learn about the different options of fields, the different ways of harvesting and the modern techniques compared to those from the c. XIX.

During the season of harvesting (November to January), we can take an active part on this process, picking olives in some farms near the city of Baeza, from different varieties of trees: Picual, Arbequino, Frantoio, Royal, etc  — Out of season, we will learn about different tasks —

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TOUR OVER THE MUSEUM ON THE OLIVE CULTURE, HACIENDA LA LAGUNA

                There is no better place to deepen into the culture of the olive tree than this museum, located just 8 kms. away from Baeza, in the heart of the valley of the river Guadalquivir, surrounded by millions of olive trees.

Learning about the Olive since the distant roman domination through old pressing machineries from the c.XIX, analyzing a beautiful garden of different olive varieties coming from all over the Mediterranean area, and getting amazed by a magnificent oil cellar, known as the Olive Oil Cathedral, will be some activities to enjoy in the ancient olive farm of Hacienda la Laguna, where the museum is.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE TASTING OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL (EVOO) –WORKSHOP–

After the tour through the Museum, based in the old oil mil on the same farm Hacienda la Laguna, we will take part in an interesting workshop around an introductory tasting of EVOO, where different varieties from these fields are displayed in order to appreciate their bouquets, flavors and the special features of some of the finest oils worldwide.

“LA LIGÁ”.

By the end of the workshop, we will enjoy a popular tradition: LA LIGÁ (tapas) in origin, a short break during the long working sessions of harvesting, just to have a snack. Nowadays, la ligá refers to the tradition of meeting up with friends and family, enjoying the gastronomy, in bars and restaurants, around the same table. In this case, the snacks will display some typical tapas from the province of Jaén: “Ochíos” orange breads made with sweet pepper, dressed olives and some fine drink.

Visitando Olivares. www.rutasdelolivo.com

 TOUR OVER A MODERN OIL MILL.

                In this case, we will approach to the current production of the olive oil and the appliance of the most innovative technologies in order to understand how a modern oil mill works, producing the finest olive oils within a few hours.

 

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Guide service
  • Tickets for the museum of the olive oil, Hacienda la Laguna
  • Tour in prívate farms
  • Tour in modern mill or cooperative
  • Introduction to the tasting of EVOO workshop

 

TOUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • The duration of the pack, usually takes from 4 to 5 hours.
  • Comfy clothing and footwear recommended, during Winter season, please bring warm clothing.

Usually the tour goes on a border of 30 kms around Baeza

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