SOMONTANO WINE ROUTE
WINERIES OF SOMONTANO, ALQUEZAR, TORRECIUDAD...
This is a wheelchair accessible tour in the Somontano región. This region produces one of the best wines in Spain. Somontano is located in the province of Huesca, more specically in Barbastro and its surroundings. Their crops are located at the foot of the mountain between the valleys of the Ebro River and the Pyrenees. It was the Romans who consolidated the cultivation of the vine in this area, which were thriving by the inuence of monasteries during the Middle Ages.
We will learn rst hand how the grapes are cultivated, the wine process, its environment and its philosophy. We will make wine tastings paired with the exceptional gastronomy of its territory. We will have the opportunity to learn how to dierentiate the wines through sensory experiences. At the end of this trip, you will come back home with a unique knowledge about this science. This wheelchair accessible private tour will take you to also visit the spectacular enclave of Torreciudad Monastery and the medieval village of Alquezar (cataloged as one of the most beautiful villages
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The Somontano Wine Route includes a wheelchair accessible tour to the facilities and places where wine, cheese and oil is produced. Somontano región produces high quality wines. Due to the quality of these wines, in 1984 the Somontano Denomination of Origin was created. The quality of these wines is supervised by the regulatory council. Almost 30 wineries supply the raw material of more than 500 wine growers in the región.
Alquezar gathers history and legend. The castle that gives its name to this town dates back to the 9th century, when it was built by the Muslims to resist against the Christian kingdoms. Nowadays its urban helmet is Historical-Artistic Set and the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria the Major (formerly a castle), is now National Monument. Its medieval past is still alive in its streets, in its houses, in the Gothic gateway to the square and in its 17th century museum. You can also find samples of rock art in the caves of the Rio Vero Cultural Park.
Sanctuary of Torreciudad
In the province of Huesca, 24 km. of Barbastro, is the sanctuary of Torreciudad. This magnicent sanctuary is located on the left bank of the Cinca river next to the reservoir of El Grado, in a place of great natural beauty. Since the XI century, the old hermitage is the origin of the devotion to Our
Lady of the Angels of Torreciudad. The name comes from an old watchtower from the Arab period, whose ruins are located a few meters from the chapel.
DAY BY DAY
Departure from the hotel in Madrid at 10.00am heading Barbastro to start this wonderful Somontano wine route wheelchair accessible tour. Upon arrival we will have an initiation to wine tasting and sensory games with one of the most recognized sommeliers of the Aragonese community.
Dinner in El Trasiego restaurant in Barbastro (barrier free). Night in Barbastro in a wheelchair accessible hotel.
Different wine tasting visiting dierent wheelchair accessible wineries in the Somontano región. We will pay special attention to the wine elaboration process. At lunch time, we will have a fabulous tasting menu in one of the wineries we visit. In the afternoon, transfer to the la Sonrisa del Viento viewpoint to see the Medieval Villa of Alquezar (panoramic way). Alquezar is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Town visit. Transfer to the Sanctuary of Torreciudad in El Grado for a wheelchair accessible guided tour. Dinner at El Portillo restaurant in Barbastro (barrier free). Night in a wheelchair accessible hotel in Barbastro
Wheelchair accessible tours in renowned wineries as Enate and Viñas del Vero. We will enjoy new sensory experiences that will continue to bring us closer to this interesting world of wines. We can either make a wine tasting right in vineyards or enjoy the pairing of a red wine with different styles of music such as Wagner’s Valkyries. In the afternoon return to Madrid. Transfer to the hotel/airport/ train station and end of our services.
2.610 EUR for 1-2 people
3.190 EUR for 3-4 people
4.095 EUR for 5-6 people
Ask for price for more than 6 people
2 nights at 4* hotel (breakfast included)
Transfers in private Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
Gastronomic experience with local products
Full board with tasting menus
Tickets for selected attractions