Enjoy with a scenery tour that gives you the opportunity to discover the South of Alicante province. This trip combines a beautiful landscape, with local traditions, bird-watching, local food… We will visit an Olive-oil Mill and the salt works in Santa Pola.
Bread with salt and olive oil is a popular breakfast all over Spain and it is elaborated with two products very important for our current society; olive oil and salt.
Long time ago, they were considered very valuable goods, like gold itself. The history of salt and olive oil is somehow a key to understand a little bit more our ancestors.
On this day trip we will get to know two places where we still elaborate these products; an olive oil mill and the salt works in Santa Pola.
To get to the olive oil mill we will drive through a beautiful landscape called Campo de Elche, a place where you can see many beautiful fields with orange, pomegranate, olive and almond trees and also part of the spectacular Palm Groves of Elche, declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
In our visit to the olive oil mill we have the opportunity to taste a sample of the Spanish Breakfast and visit all the facilities of this old mill, the only one in Alicante that still presses the olives with mechanical machinery, like in the old days.
Afterwards we will travel towards the salt works of Santa Pola, where we will admire this incredible scenery of salt lagoons and white mountains and also we might be able to see some peculiar birds like some lovely flamingos and other uncommon birds.
Lunch is optional and could be arranged for you in one of the local restaurants recommended by us.
Finally we will go back to the starting point in the afternoon.
What is included:
Bus transport in & out.
Local tour leader (*), leading in English and Spanish (* see TL note at the end)
Guided tour at olive oil mill.
Spanish breakfast tasting.
Salt works in Santa Pola.
What is not included:
Note : We do not want you to miss out on the local food specialities of the area, so although lunch is not included in this visit, our tour leader (TL) will ask at the beginning of the day if you want to join the group for lunch and will suggest good quality restaurants in the area. It is completely optional. The TL will also offer to give you different options for different prices/types of food.
Dates & Prices:
Please contact us to check for available dates and prices for this tour.
Specific health conditions not required.
What to bring & wear:
Comfortable clothes and shoes.
Recommendable to bring water and sun-cream.
Note for TL: Our tour leaders are available for you 100% of the time in these trips, so if you have any questions, you need advice or any suggestions, please do not hesitate in asking them.