Olive Oil Route
Les Garrigues are the Mediterranean cuisine flavour. Its extra virgin olive oil with Arbequina olives is thought to be one of the best olive oils in the world, due to its low acidity rate (0.2°).
In winter time, from the beginning of December to well into February, outings to les Garrigues village cooperatives have become more and more usual in search of the new olive oil.
The olive oil produced yearly is a natural product, well appreciated for is handmade elaboration, which is marketed with the Denominació d’Origen les Garrigues (Les Garrigues origin label).
Come to les Garrigues to enjoy yourselves on the olive oil route, to check the special features of the best olive oil in the world and to know about its elaboration procedure, while discovering the attractions of this area.
Don’t miss the chance of visiting, apart from some of the cooperatives that there are in every village, the castles in la Floresta and in l’Espluga Calba, the Romanesque church in Vinaixa, the villages with beautiful cobblestone alleys (in el Vilosell, la Pobla de Cérvoles,.), la Pobla de Cérvoles Ecomuseum, Castelldans Museu de l’Oli i del Món Rural (olive oil and rural world museum), Borges Blanques Parc Temàtic de l’Oli (olive oil theme park), La Floresta Museu de la Pedra (museum), the Iberian settlement in Vilars d’Arbeca or the cave paintings in Cogul, which are just some of the attractions in les Garrigues.