Ruta Ernest Hemingway
160€ 1 day
160€ 1 day
Slow the world down for one day and soak up the stillness of the forest. Several of the reasons why Hemingway fell in love with Ronda await you in the Genal Valley: imaginary landscapes, romantic airs and gastronomy rich in nuances.
How does a day “Ernest Hemingway Style” go? Here’s what awaits you:
Our vehicle arrives punctually at your hotel and at every stop you get to meet your companions on this adventure.
Once at the meeting point, Sergio will wish you “good morning” and will introduce Isa. She will lead you in the yoga session which precedes your other activities.
After the energy boost, we head to Faraján in our private vehicle (BMW x3 or van). During the journey you can feel the embrace of the sea of chestnut trees, holm oaks and cork oaks that make up this valley.
First we visit the waterfall of Las Chorreras de Balastar. We’ll just tell you that Hemingway described it as “a white swan on a pool of hope.” And in its surroundings you will discover the well-cared-for orchards from the Arab period that the residents of Faraján tend with affection. The fruit trees, the arabic waterways and the leafy vegetation will leave you in no doubt that this landscape a real orchard.
The next stop is at the small Iberian pig farm of Jamones de Alto Genal. This visit gives you a clear vision of what life is like in the countryside and the love that these small entrepreneurs feel for their environment – a careful protection of their animals, concern for their well-being and their diet, which results in a delicious and surprising ham. You savour it calmly along with the rest of local products, among which the derivatives of the chestnut predominate, a crop ever-present in the area.
We eat at the Royal Tin Factory, in Júzcar. This old 17th century factory has been converted into an ecological winery. The wines and dishes are excellent, and the place… remote and magical. And since today is your lucky day, you have even seen the rare Iberian lynx.
After this short break, it’s time for some action. It is time to do the Ruta de los Riscos, also known as the Ruta de las Eras (“The Cliff Route”). It is a simple route between limestone rocks to which the action of the water and the wind has given the most curious shapes. You feel like you are in an open-air museum.
Back in the van once more, you take the opportunity to rest a bit while you think about what is left to enjoy.
And you have decided to end the day by giving yourself a tribute and enjoying a dinner in style. A dinner designed by none other than chef Benito Gómez, from the Bardal restaurant. Only that is not where you are going, it is to the small Mediterranean paradise of Finca La Algaba where you will live the experience.
It is the finishing touch to a dream day in the copper forest.
A combination of the culturally curious, rural enthusiasts and lovers of high-class gastronomy. We are talking about the woman who dares to do this route.
If you are fascinated by the anecdotes of the great names of culture, if you think that there is no better de-stressing than a day among centuries-old trees and you are clear that for there to be good cuisine there must be a good product, this tour will make you fall in love with Andalucía. Peace, nature and good food, for the body and for the soul. That’s the Ernest Hemingway route. Will you sign up?
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Here we give you all the information you need so that you come prepared and nothing catches you unexpectedly.
A guide who is an expert in this zone, and who speaks your language.
A woman who instructs you in yoga or meditation.
A private visit to Hams of the Upper Genal, with a tasting of their products.
A tasting of wines and local products in the Royal Tin Factory.
A full-day excursion.
You have the opportunity of customizing your route.
A hidden spot where magic still reigns.
Discover this Chestnut Sanctuary, also known as the Copper Valley, because of the beautiful leaf colours in the autumn.
Thanks to the special environment in which they are raised, the pigs of these meadows enrich their diet with the flavour of chestnut.
The taste of their meat bears witness to a ham production process so original that you will never have tried anything like it.
This is an expedition into a magic world, sculpted by Nature.
Allow yourself to be amazed by the varied landscapes which go from the terrain of olives and almonds to the eroded magnificence of the cliffs.
An avant-garde dinner with mountain roots from the hand of a chef with two Michelin stars.
Live a dream evening at Finca La Algaba with the good work of Benito Gómez
We pick you up at your hotel, and all trips will be done in our private vehicle. If you also choose to combine the Ernest Hemingway Tour with our Dinner Design experience, we will pick you up at your hotel and take you back when the event is over.
◆ Visit to the Chorreras de Balastar
◆ Personalized visit with tasting at Alto Genal Hams
◆ Lunch at the Royal Tin Factory of Júzcar
◆ Los Riscos hiking route.
◆ Return to the accommodation
✺✺ 2 Michelin star dinner at Finca La Algaba (Optional)
You will not find this tour cheaper anywhere on the web.
We pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in our private vehicle.
Because you’re dealing directly with us, you can include activities which are not in the formal plan.
● Duration: Pick up at 8:30 am and return to the hotel at 5:00 pm.
If you complete the day with the Dinner Design experience, the van will pick you up again at your hotel at 6:30 p.m. and will take you back at the end of the event.
● Distances from the hiking trails: 2.5 km, with a drop of 250 meters.
● Dates: This tour takes place on Wednesdays, throughout the year, although in the summer months, when it is extremely hot, we will do an alternative route that will not disappoint you.
● Hours: 8:30 am: Hotel pick-up – 9:00 am: Yoga / sun salutation – 10:00 am: Visit to the Balastar Chorreras – 12:00 pm: Visit to Alto Genal Hams – 1:00 pm: Lunch at the Royal Tin Factory – 15:00: Los Riscos hiking route – 17: 00: Return to the hotel
● Dinner Design schedule (optional activity): 7:00 p.m.: hotel pick-up – 7:30 p.m.: arrival at Finca La Algaba – 8:30 p.m.: Meditation – 9:00 p.m. Dinner Design Dinner by Benito Gómez —Transportation back to the accommodation.
● Cost of the Ernest Hemingway Route: € 200 (VAT included)
● Cost Dinner Design by Benito Gómez (optional): € 200 (VAT included)
– A guide who speaks your language
– Travel in our private vehicle
– Food based on local products
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And if you are one of those who are convinced and you are wanting to spend a day surrounded by lush nature and taste the delicacies of the place, booking with us is very easy from here and has all the advantages that we have explained to you.