OLIVE OIL TOURISM

THE TASTE OF THE TERRITORY

In the Lands of Lleida, the landscapes taste of olive oil. From the Lands of Western Catalonia to the Pyrenees, the landscapes speak to us of hard work, sacrifice, origins and history, but – above all – of the quality of this golden elixir. This is the home of the world-famous arbequina olive, which has enamoured chefs and gourmets throughout the world and which was behind the creation of Spain’s first olive oil with a denomination of origin: DOP Les Garrigues. This is a territory with an extraordinary product: extra virgin olive oil from the Lands of Lleida, which is internationally recognised and applauded. Following the olive oil trail, through relaxing landscapes and attractive olive oil tourism experiences, is akin to allowing yourself be captivated by the most authentic parts of rural Catalonia. Come and discover the olive oil of Lleida and its experiences; discover the taste of the territory.

OLIVE OIL TOURISM DESTINATIONS FROM THE LANDS OF LLEIDA

LES GARRIGUES: the land and legend of the arbequina olive

Les Garrigues is the epicentre of olive oil in Catalonia. The land from which the arbequina olive originated has won over gourmets from all over the world, thanks to its exceptional organoleptic and culinary properties, and this was the force behind the creation of Spain’s first denomination of origin olive oil: DOP Les Garrigues. This denomination was created to guarantee consumers a point of origin and quality for extra virgin arbequina olive oil. They are pioneers. 

EL SEGRIÀ: dry-stone olive oils

El Segrià is proud to boast a genuinely rural landscape, which has been shaped by smallholder farmers. It is based on acres of land growing olive trees and people patiently erecting the dry-stone constructions that can be seen throughout the territory of Lleida and which have gained worldwide recognition via UNESCO.

LA NOGUERA: the olive oil of the stars

La Noguera is a diverse and extensive comarca (local district), which is old and attractive, in which the olive tree has played an important role in moulding the landscape. It is on the way to the Pyrenees and a place where agriculture is in balance with a wild and imposing natural environment which invites us to observe it both by day and at night, under what is considered “the best sky in Catalonia”.

PALLARS JUSSÀ: high-level olive oils

The Pyrenees are always evocative and comarques (local districts) like El Pallars Jussà are easily associated with a thousand and one enticing images, which often make us forget that, historically speaking, many parts of the Pyrenees have been, and indeed still are, cultivated, agricultural and man-modified mountain areas.

L'URGELL: the land of olive oil and ancient echoes

The comarca of L’Urgell forms part of The Cistercian Route, which is part of Catalonia’s legacy of Gothic architecture and reminds us of a period in which olive oil was already a product of primary need, and a much sought-after golden elixir, which has helped to shape landscapes of balanced beauty.

LES GARRIGUES: the land and legend of the arbequina olive

Les Garrigues is the epicentre of olive oil in Catalonia. The land from which the arbequina olive originated has won over gourmets from all over the world, thanks to its exceptional organoleptic and culinary properties, and this was the force behind the creation of Spain’s first denomination of origin olive oil: DOP Les Garrigues. This denomination was created to guarantee consumers a point of origin and quality for extra virgin arbequina olive oil. They are pioneers. 

EL SEGRIÀ: dry-stone olive oils

El Segrià is proud to boast a genuinely rural landscape, which has been shaped by smallholder farmers. It is based on acres of land growing olive trees and people patiently erecting the dry-stone constructions that can be seen throughout the territory of Lleida and which have gained worldwide recognition via UNESCO.

LA NOGUERA: the olive oil of the stars

La Noguera is a diverse and extensive comarca (local district), which is old and attractive, in which the olive tree has played an important role in moulding the landscape. It is on the way to the Pyrenees and a place where agriculture is in balance with a wild and imposing natural environment which invites us to observe it both by day and at night, under what is considered “the best sky in Catalonia”.

PALLARS JUSSÀ: high-level olive oils

The Pyrenees are always evocative and comarques (local districts) like El Pallars Jussà are easily associated with a thousand and one enticing images, which often make us forget that, historically speaking, many parts of the Pyrenees have been, and indeed still are, cultivated, agricultural and man-modified mountain areas.

L'URGELL: the land of olive oil and ancient echoes

The comarca of L’Urgell forms part of The Cistercian Route, which is part of Catalonia’s legacy of Gothic architecture and reminds us of a period in which olive oil was already a product of primary need, and a much sought-after golden elixir, which has helped to shape landscapes of balanced beauty.

OLIVE OIL TOURISM EXPERIENCES TO ENJOY IN THE LANDS OF LLEIDA

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