The wine routes of Galician wines(4 Days 3 Nights)
Private visit touring Galicia
This private tour, offers one of the most complete wine routes in Galicia, exploring its gastronomy and wines, in depth. Staying in the historic and ever-rewarding Paradores, eating in representative restaurants of each area and visiting the main appellations of origin; Rías Baixas, with its famous Albariños. The Ribeiro, where the Treixadura grape, together with other varietals, produces great wines. The Ribeira Sacra, with the “heroic viticulture” and its canyons and impressive landscapes and finally Valdeorras, where Godello and Mencia grapes, delight the most demanding palates, and of course all this accompanied by the local gastronomy, including the magnificent fish and seafood so important in Galicia, that you cannot miss.
Day 1 Rías Baixas
Our route will begins with a visit to a representative winery of the Salnés valley area, with its most characteristic Albariños, getting to know its elaboration in detail. From there you will be transported to the harbour of El Grove to enjoy a catamaran visit by to the “bateas”, where the famous Galician mussels are farmed. They are served during the boat trip.
We will then go to Arosa Island, where we will enjoy a Galician lunch with great views of the estuary. In the afternoon we will visit another winery, and then go to Cambados for dinner. Accommodations will be at its Parador.
Day 2 the border with Portugal
This day we will travel along the southwest coast of Galicia to the Miño River, the natural border with Portugal, visiting a winery in the Rosal area and enjoying the landscapes, making stops at interesting places such as Bayona, Sta. María de Oia, where we will eat by the seaside and its monastery. After lunch, we will go to Monte Sta. Tecla, with its prehistoric Celtic settlements and its wonderful views towards Portugal and the Atlantic. We will make a small foray into Valença do Minho (Portugal) visiting its fortress and having typical Portuguese dishes for dinner. Later we will cross to Tuy to get a good rest at its Parador.
Day 3 Ribeiro & Ribeira Sacra
Today, we will first visit the Ribeiro area and one of its most important wineries, to then continue to the Ribeira Sacra. We will visit and eat in a small winery by the Miño river, while we enjoy its great wines. After lunch we will make a tour of its canyons to then visit another winery by the Sil river canyons and if the schedule allows it, get on a catamaran, to enjoy the canyons from the river. We will visit a viewpoint to later go to Monforte de Lemos for dinner and stay at its Parador.
Day 4 Valdeorras & the Romans
On our last day we will visit the Valdeorras denomination of origin, where the Godellos reach their maximum expression of freshness.
Following the course of the Sil river, we will arrive at the largest open-pit gold mine in the Roman Empire, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then we will go to Valdeorras, where we will visit a winery and share food and wines with the winemaker, after which we will start heading back, to finish our wonderful journey..
- Salnés Valley
- O Grove
- Arosa Island
- Sta. María de Oya
- La Guardia
- Valença do Minho
- Ribeira Sacra
- Monforte de Lemos
- El Barco de Valdeorras
- 4 Lunches
- 3 Dinners
- Accomodations at Paradores double room
- Winery visits & tastings
- Wifi in the car
- Private guide
- Photo album of the experience for download
- Phone charger
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