What are the wines like?
They offer a wide variety of fine wines, to meet the needs of any menu. The red wines are deep, fruity and elegant, with predominance of Tempranillo, Cabernet, Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, and increasing presence of Syrah and Garnacha. The white wines are complex, expressive and persistent. The main varieties are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño, Riesling and Macabeu. In general, they are highly chromatic, full-bodied wines, that improve when stored in bottles for a certain period of time.
What I can find
Traditional fairs and festivals. Many of them are related to cuisine, such as the Quality Extra Virgin Oil Fair and Les Garrigues Fair (Les Borges Blanques, in January), Honey Festival – Balaguer Fair (May), l'Aplec del Caragol snail festival (Lleida, in May), Melon Fair (Artesa de Segre, in August), Wine Harvest Festival in Verdú (October), Wine Festival in Lleida (October) and the Quince Jelly Fair (Tremp, in October). Delicious, diverse cuisine. It includes the natural products raised and grown in the fields in the area: fruit, vegetables, cereals, oils, meat, etc.Heritage buildings, museums and visitor centres that are always worth visiting.Areas that are perfect for activities in nature: mountain biking routes, adventure sports, activities on the water, hiking, ornithology, etc.
How to get here
The route is situated in the province of Lleida, in Catalonia. There is an airport in the province and the AVE high-speed train can be taken from the city of Lleida. It is well connected with large cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza and Seville. Lleida is also conveniently connected with the different towns in the province by road. The main roads to get there are the Nordeste toll motorway (AP-2), the Lleida-Barcelona motorway (A-2) and the Eje Transversal (C-25).
The route covers the districts of Pallars Jussà, Segrià, Urgell, Garrigues, Noguera and Segarra. Here you'll find wineries, urban and rural accommodation, shops-cellars and restaurants. If you wish, you can take part in wine- and oil-tasting courses, and purchase gourmet products. And while you take a walk in these areas you'll discover remains of times gone by, the footprints of many people who have lived in these lands over the centuries.
Use the map on this page to see all the destinations that form part of the Lleida-Costers del Segre Wine Route and the photo gallery to view some pictures of the area.