Gran Canaria
18/12/2018
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The summit 360º G2018-04-30T15:11:50+00:00

THE SUMMIT 360º

«Age only matters if you are cheese or wine»

This gastronomy experience is located at north and the summit of Gran Canaria. This is a great opportunity to see the varieties of landscapes in such a small territory as Gran Canaria is.

The summit of Gran Canaria is one of a kind place. To be more specific I could tell you about its pronounced volcanic erosion, its chasms and ravines that shape the winding roads on the slopes passing through multiple small villages. In one of those villages, Fontanales, is where we find the cheese maker. The farm is hidden within the mountains in a beautiful landscape. You can meet the shepherds while hand milking the flock. More than 400 ships, one by one!! From milking, we’ll follow the milk to the farm where the rest of the family is making the cheese and all made by hand.

And from there our tour will move to Tejeda village. The visit to the municipality cannot overlook either the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del Socorro, a temple dating from the year 1921, situated in the village or taste the typical hand-made pastry of the municipality, elaborated with almonds. As well as enjoy the magnificent views of the Roque Bentayga while having a coffee.

And not very far from Tejeda is located this particular wine cellar, surrounded by hectares of vineyards. Wines produced in high altitudes, which are the result of a rich land and a well done job. Here, and due to the altitude it is possible to distinguish both the “sea of clouds”, a mass of clouds shaped by the trade winds, and the Roque Nublo, the big monolith symbol of Gran Canaria.

The vineyards are located on the south side of the island, far away from industrial or populated centres, and up to 1,130 metres in height. Here, the seasons are well-defined with cold winters and warm summers where the contrasts of temperatures between night and day ensure a good ripening of the vine and its undoubted quality. The vine stock get an average of 11 hours of sunlight per day and if we put all these facts together, we can assure that these are the best conditions to grow vines of great quality.

This visit includes both personal tours at the winery and cheese farm as both tasting with aperitif.

  • This experience takes place every due to producer availability.

  • Minimum number of participants: 2 pax.

  • Maximum number of participants: No limit.

  • Pick-up time: Las Palmas 08,30 am

  • Pick-up point: At the main entrance of your accommodation in Las Palmas.

  • Pick-up and Drop-off from / to your accommodation

  • Duration: 7 hours approximately.

  • Languages: Spanish and English.

  • Accident and civil liability insurance of the vehicle and passengers.

  • After 10 minutes of the scheduled time of departure at the pick-up point, the customer absence will be considered as a cancellation of the contracted services, being this sufficient reason to apply the corresponding cancellation policy.

– Private tours include absolutely everything described in the itinerary but lunch.
– Please be awared prices slightly change by the number of participants and the address of your current location in  Gran Canaria.
– Starting price for two people: 115€ per person from Las Palmas city only.

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GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE

Meal in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy a tasting menu designed with local fresh products of Gran Canaria and cooked using traditional recipes.

LUNCH IS OPTIONAL ONLY FOR PRIVATE TOURS: + 45€ per person Taste menu

Wrinkle potatoes & mojo sauce,

smoked cheese with mermelade,

Ropa vieja (chickpeas with pork meat and vegetables),

croquettes,

fresh salad of avocado, fresh cheese,  and watercress,

goat meat stew

and desert.

  • Punctuality is recommended at the beginning of the experience to optimize the time of the itinerary.

  • After 10 minutes of the scheduled time of departure at the pick-up point, the customer absence will be considered as a cancellation of the contracted services, being this sufficient reason to apply the corresponding cancellation policy.

  • We recommended you to wear comfortable clothes and sport shoes, as well as, sun protection and warm clothes (remember that the summit is a high mountain area with large thermal contrasts and high solar radiation).

  • Using a small backpack can help you to control your personal belongings.

*Please notice that all our chosen products are seasonal,

and this is reflected in our tours, which naturally vary through the year.