A Day in The Pedroches Dehesa
The Dehesa is a place like no other. A forest of more than 400.000 acres of ancient oaks where Iberian pigs roam and feed on the unique acorn that produces the best Jamón Ibérico de Bellota you could ever taste. This is none other than the ham from free-range acorn-fed Iberian pigs; a pleasure for your taste buds.
During the Jamón Ibérico de Bellota tour, you will experience the day-to-day life of the largest Dehesa in the World. It is a treat for all the senses where yoy will discover sights from traditional granite architecture to acorns falling from the oaks, a delight for all. With us, you'll escape the crowds and explore one of Andalucía's best kept secrets like no one else.
The tour is for small groups and is led by knowledgeable local guides that will not only make sure you are very well fed, but will also educte yoy with stories that giveyoy insights into our farming traditions and culture.
We will start with a stroll around the farm to the Cerro de Las Lagartosas, a gentle hill where the views are truly breathtaking. The locals say that we have a sea of oaks!
From this privileged location we often spot the majestic Iberian Imperial Eagle, the huge Griffon vultures, elegant storks, and many other indigenous birds. Our hundreds of miles of hand-built stone walls are inhabited by families of smal reptiles, including the Ocellated Lizard, a beautiful creature with blue "eyespots" on its back.
On our walk back to the traditional farmhouse "Cortijo" we will witness the Iberian pigs and Retinta cows grazing in the Dehesa, they shape the landscape. You will discover many answers just by being there yourself.
A brief description of itinerary:
-Guided walking tour of the Dehesa with a local guide
-Lunch at the Cortijo where mouth-watering cured, barbequed and grilled Ibérico products will be tasted
-Coffee, local sweets and time to relax will be enjoyed after lunch
Please note that transport is not included
We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes
- Price: €95 per person (including taxes)
- Activities available in the following languages: Spanish.English
Villanueva de Córdoba (Cordoba)
- Duration: 1 Day
- Date available from: 04/06/2015
- Date available to: 31/12/2018
- Additional information: Organized experience personalizes for the group requesting it.
- Category of the activity: Circuits and visits. The great outdoors. Gastronomy. Enjoying ham. Nature. Agrotourism. Ecotourism. Hiking
- Who is it for?: Young people. Families. Adults without children. Senior. LGBT
- Organising company: LAS LAGARTOSAS TURISMO EN LA DEHESA
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