Gran Canaria
16/11/2018
Intermittent clouds
20°C
 
The Palm Forest2018-06-05T22:25:02+00:00

THE PALM FOREST

«Today forecast: 99% chance of wine&cheese»

These marvelous flavours conduct us to Southeast towards the Summit of Gran Canaria.

Only a few people know about Gran Canaria large and strong cheese tradition. The varieties you can find in our territory are not only driven by the animal’s raw milk high quality but also our microclimate that helps to produce unimaginable textures and flavours. Our first gastronomy stop is at a local cheese farm. A tiny cheese family farm that has been producing cheese for three generations. You are going to find out all your questions about this delicious fresh homemade cheese while seeing them working and of course taste some samples.

From the cheese farm, there is a winding road, covered with colourful leaves in spring and ocher in summer that takes us to the Village of Santa Lucía. At this gorgeous village we are having our second gastronomy experience. A coffee break at a local bakery, where we can taste some homemade sweets. And as we have refilled our batteries we’ll continue to the vineyards located in La Caldera de Tirajana. You’ll understand the difficulty of growing grapes in the island and also the importance of the volcanic soil for the vines. Get the sense of the wine, be familiar with our endemic grapes. We’ll take a walk by the vines. From these vineyards we can see the view of the mountains in the summit, its cliffs brushing the clouds and the palm forest dotted with the white houses of the village of Santa Lucía. A unique landscape!

And last but not least the winery. We have to drive by Tirajana spectacular caldera to get there. In the winery you’ll have a personal tour and tasting with three wines + aperitif based on local products such as cheese, olive and their own delicious extra virgin olive oil.

  • Duration: 7 hours approximately.

  • Languages: Spanish and English.

  • Accident and civil liability insurance of the vehicle and passengers

  • PRIVATE experience takes place everyday concerning producer’s availability. 

  • PRIVATE TOURS: Include all described on the itinerary. NO Extra FEE.

GASTRONOMY EXPERIENCE / LUNCH

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: + 55€ per person Taste menu

Goat cheese with cactus fruit jam,

Local tomatoes with sea winkles and red onions,

Lamb,

Goat stew.

Butter beans in pork stew

Black pork baked and

Traditional desert.

  • Pick-up time: Las Palmas 08:00 am and Southern Gran Canaria 09:00 am. To be confirmed day before.

    ⊕ Pick-up point: At the main entrance of your accommodation. SEE DETAILS BELOW .

  • IMPORTANT!!! 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.

⊕ TRANSPORT IS NOT INCLUDED ONLY:
– From Meloneras to Mogán.
– Pick up stop Maspalomas lighthouse.
– Ask your hotel from transfer service to Maspalomas.

  • 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.

TOURS INCLUDES

PRIVATE TOURS

√   Cheese farm visit and tastings.
√   Coffee break & local pastries.
√   Vineyards & winery visit. Wine tastings (6 wines) with aperitif.
√   Pick-up and Drop-off from/to your accommodation.
√   Accident and civil liability insurance of the vehicle and passengers.
√   Every Tuesdays, Wednesday & Saturday.
√   From 1 traveler to families, Companies incentive trips

BOOKING AT:

WELCOME@HANDMADETOURS.ES

*Please notice that all our chosen products are seasonal,

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