OliveOilTour 3 Hours

Tour price Regular tour

€43

Per person

A complete, amusing and informative guided introduction to the world of olive oil! You will visit centuries-old olive trees immersed in a beautiful natural scenery  and a modern family estate producing the best quality olive oil in a state of the art mill! Our educational tasting  includes  premium extra virgin oils, flavoured olive oils, different table olives, vinegar, fine salts and more! Groups are of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 16 people.

Tour price + Wine Tasting

€58

Per person

Pick up/drop off meeting point in the center of Granada

There are two tours per day.  For the morning tours, the pickup time is 10:00 AM and the drop-off time between 1:15PM – 1:45PM. For the afternoon tours, the pickup time is 4:00 PM and the drop-off time between 7:15 PM – 7:45 PM. In just a 25-minute drive you will leave the city to get immersed into a beautiful countryside and natural scenery at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, near the village of Dilar and Otura.


Stop at a traditional Olive Grove

Admire the beautiful countryside composed of ancient groves with the mountains and hills of Sierra Nevada behind, covered with snow around nine months of the year. The Olive trees have been there for centuries! You will learn how they are a vital part of Spain’s heritage and culture, where about half of the worlds olive oil is produced. This is a great place to take landscape pictures.

Explore a modern family Olive Farm

The real factory of olive oil is the olive tree. You will see the cares needed to obtain the best fruit in a modern production system applying the latest technology and experience of many generations aiming the sustainability and protection of this precious environment. You will learn about the olive varieties, their seasonality, life cycle , harvesting and how table olives are prepared. Depending on the time of the year you will harvest, pick or eat olives directly from the tree!


Visit a modern state of the art Mill

We will visit a modern olive oil mill run by a five-generation family of farmers. They are keen to extracting the best quality oil, including premium and organic extra virgin olive oils. You will understand the extraction process using the ultimate technology and how to preserve this precious liquid gold in the cellar. Special care is taken for recycling subproducts and preserving the environment. You will even crush some olives!


Learn all about bottled Olive Oil

Now is time to focus on the final product. Before the tasting you will learn how to understand labels used around the world. Understand important terms like extra virgin, virgin, unfiltered, acidity and designations of origin. This will help you to make the correct choice while purchasing your bottles back home. You will also learn about the many benefits of olive oil for your health and beauty, and how to use it while cooking.


Taste the best Olive Oils

It is time to recognize the best quality olive oils with your senses. Discover new flavours, aromas and sensations such as fruitiness, bitterness and pepperiness! Experience a fun and delicious tasting of five excellent extra virgin olive oils from Spain. One of them, our favorite, is from the mill we just visited. Two, from the others, are flavoured oils. They will be accompanied with bread, apples and 3 types of delicious table olives. You will prepare a salad dressing with cherry vinegar, fine salts and your favorite oil. We will also try a traditional Andalusian dessert made out of olive oil, sugar and bread. You will learn many other culinary tips on how to use olive oil during this part.


Shopping

At our gourmet store you will find a selection of the best spanish and andalusian extra virgin olive oils including the whole variety of olive oils produced at the mill and the ones you tasted. You will also find other products such as table olives, safran, great spanish wines, and an extensive range of cosmetics, most of them made of organic extra virgin olive oil. If you purchase any bottle we will bubble rap it for secure transport. We also ship abroad.

Extra wine tasting

Optional Wine and Tapas tasting. This tasting will allow you to discover 4 unique awarded wines: an aromatic, fruity and dry Verdejo PDO of Rueda, an easy-drinking Cabernet-Merlot PDO Somontano, an excellent local Syrah wine from the Alpujarra Almeriense and a Pedro Ximenez (Sweet sophisticated dessert Sherry) from Montilla-Moriles. These will be served with mouth-watering tapas (typical Spanish appetizers) such as outstanding hand-cut Serrano ham and delicious goat cheese from the Alpujarras. Please note that this tasting costs an additional 15 euros.


Tour price Regular tour

€43

Per person

A complete, amusing and informative guided introduction to the world of olive oil! You will visit centuries-old olive trees immersed in a beautiful natural scenery and a modern family estate producing the best quality olive oil in a state of the art mill! Our educational tasting includes premium extra virgin oils, flavoured olive oils, different table olives, vinegar, fine salts and more! Groups are of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 16 people.

Tour price + Wine Tasting

€58

Per person

There are no age restrictions and no especial equipment is needed to take the tour. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes. The walking trails are nearly flat with a small slope (altitude range from 980 to 1020 mts). We will provide umbrellas in case of rain. The ambient temperature is usually 1 or 2 degrees Celsius less than Granada City’s temperature.

You will be accompanied by professional and experienced tour guides.

OliveOilTour ® is registered in the Tourism and Commerce Delegation of Granada (registration number AT / GR / 00184); This means that we meet all legal obligations and our professionals have the required training to conduct all activities meeting security standards and protecting the environment.
This activity is covered by accident and civil responsibility insurance.