Tourism at Salamanca (Spain): Cámbrico winery - Soleae olive micro-mill
NATURAL PARK OF SIERRA DE FRANCIA (SALAMANCA, SPAIN)QUALITY NATURAL AND GASTRONOMIC TOURISM
SITUATION: The Natural Park of Batuecas – Sierra de Francia, declared Biosphere Reserve byUNESCO, Special Birds Protection Area (ZEPA) and European Community Place of Interest(LIC), is placed at the South of Salamanca province, 1 hour by car from Salamanca, 2 hoursfrom Valladolid and 3 hours from Madrid.
NATURAL AND ORNITHOLOGICAL TURISM: Flora and fauna watching (126 catalogued birdspecies, among them, the black vulture and some in extinction danger, like the blackstork), hiking routes, bike tourism...Views from Peña de Francia Meanders of Alagón RiverRoad to San Martín del Castañar Black stork Route to El Chorro of Batuecas river
CULTURE: Villages declared Goods of Cultural Interest, with category of Historic-ArtisticEnsemble.San Martín del Castañar: One of the oldest bullringsof Spain Mogarraz: Typical architecture Medieval castle of Miranda del CastañarLa Alberca: City Hall square Typical pig of the streets of La Alberca
FARMING: At the Sierra, we meet the ideal conditions for cultivating vines and olivetrees. Cámbrico winery and Soleae olive micro-mill are the best examples: Both have asimilar philosophy of environment respect (organic farming), both recover nativevarieties and produce limited productions of high quality wines and extra virgin oliveoil, respectively.
GUIDED TOURS: At Cámbrico and Soleae, our visitors learn and enjoy a very specialexperience. Each visit takes around 2 hours.
The VISIT TO CÁMBRICO (Villanueva del Conde), begins at the vineyard, watching the nativevarieties that we cultivate: Tempranillo, Rufete and Calabrés. We explain the Rufeterecovering project (it was about to become extinct), as well as the way we cultivateorganically and harvest the vineyard, planted on terraces...
...Once at the winery, we show the careful process that is followed to obtain each wine,just using the gravity for its movements, without pumps and we finish the visit with awine tasting, accompanied by some iberian ham of the region.
The VISIT TO SOLEAE (Herguijuela de la Sierra) begins at the field, where we explain thenative olive varieties we cultivate: Ocal and Manzanilla Cacereña. As well, we see thecares that our olive trees, of several hundreds of years old, need to be cultivatedorganically...
...Once at the small mill, placed in the middle of the village, after watching how theextra virgin olive oil (AOVE) is obtained, just by mechanical methods, we explain thedifferences with the rest kinds of oil, that will be appreciated later in the tasting.
RESTAURANTS: We recommend, at San Martín del Castañar, “El Mesón de San Martín” (menu: 15€), “La Posada de San Martín” (15 €) and “Porta Coeli” (special menu: 28 €); and atMiranda del Castañar, “Posada Miranda” (12 €) and “El Molino” (à la carte).
ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation for all tastes and at prices to suit every pocket can bechosen: The thermal hotel “Abadía de los Templarios” (4* SUP), at La Alberca...
...the rural hotel “Porta Coeli” and “La Posada de San Martín” (San Martín delCastañar)...RURAL TOURISM CENTER “PORTA COELI”
...Posada Miranda (Miranda del Castañar), declared building of architectonicalinterest...
...the rural house “Los Cerezos de Mogarraz” (Mogarraz) and the rural houses “La Fuente”and “El Caño Chico” (Villanueva del Conde).
CámbricoSoleaeAbadía de los TemplariosLa Posada de San MartínMesón de San MartínPorta CoeliPosada MirandaEl MolinoLos Cerezosde MogarrazCasas rurales“La Fuente” & “El Caño Chico”Hotel / Casa RuralHotel + RestauranteRestauranteSoleae & CámbricoPlaces of tourist interestMAP OFSIERRA DE FRANCIA
LODGING DESCRIPTIONHOTEL TERMAL ABADÍA DE LOS TEMPLARIOS (4* SUP): http://www.abadiadelostemplarios.com- Capacity: 61 rooms (attic style, suite, imperial with swimming pool...) and 47 villas (standard or luxe, for 2, 4or 8 people). Bathroom in room.- Restaurant, spa, swimming pool, garden, tennis and paddle tennis courts, WiFi. Conference / congress auditoriumfor 300 people.HOTEL RURAL PORTA COELI: http://ruralportacoeli.com- Capacity: 40 people (19 twin rooms and 2 single rooms). Bathroom in room.- “Slow food” restaurant with natural product, own vegetable garden, lounge bar, swimming pool, balcony, WiFi.POSADA MIRANDA: http://www.posadamiranda.es- Capacity: 21 people (8 twin rooms, 2 luxe twin rooms and 1 songle room). Bathroom in room.- Restaurant, balcony, WiFi, training room, social room.- Accesible building, catalogued of architectonic interest by the Junta de Castilla y León.LA POSADA DE SAN MARTÍN: http://www.posadadesanmartin.es- Capacity: 24 people (12 twin rooms). Bathroom in room..- Restaurant with chimney, WiFi.- Restored rustic property, from the 16th century.CASA RURAL “LOS CEREZOS DE MOGARRAZ”: http://www.loscerezosdemogarraz.es- Capacity: 14 people (7 twin rooms). Bathroom in room. Posibility of renting by rooms.- Big house, open kitchen, leisure room - cellar, chimeney at the living room, vegetble garden, barbecue.CASAS RURALES “LA FUENTE” Y “EL CAÑO CHICO”: http://www.casasierrasalamanca.com- Capacity: 11 people (one house with 2 twin rooms and the other one with 2 twin rooms and 1 triple). Mínimum stay:2 nights. Only full house renting.- Organic vegetable garden, barbecue, swings for children... Activities of astronomic observation.
SOME USEFUL LINKS- Soleae: http://www.soleae.com- Viñas del Cámbrico: http://www.cambrico.com- Ibéricos Calama: Discounts on ham-cutting courses and shop for visiting us: http://www.ibericoscalama.es- Guide of Touristic Services of the Natural Park of Batuecas - Sierra de Francia: http://turismosierradefrancia.com- Park House of Batuecas – Sierra de Francia: http://www.patrimonionatural.org/casas.php?id_casa=10- Castilla y León hiking trails: http://www.patrimonionatural.org/rutas_de_senderismo.php - Stone wine presses (roman times) trail: http://www.sanestebanrutalagares.com- El Chorro de las Batuecas trail: http://www.planetazul.es/DESCRIPCION_RUTAS/batuecas.html- Complejo Riomalo: Activities at Las Hurdes and Sierra de Francia: http://riomalo.com/turismo_rural/- Satur Juanela Museum-House (La Alberca): http://www.casamuseosaturjuanela.com- “Las Cavenes” Roman Gold Mining Interpretation Centre: http://cavenes.blogspot.com.es- “Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia” Sanctuary: http://www.dominicos.org/pdefrancia/- “La Covatilla” ski resort (40 km away from Sierra de Francia): http://www.sierradebejar-lacovatilla.com
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