Royal Tin Factory trip

DIFFICULTY

Low

DURATION

4-4,5 hours

245

Officially declared as a Historic Industrial Monument

This beautiful tour takes us to the XVIII century Royal Tin Factory in the heart of the Genal Valley, driving along different scenarios and narrow steep tracks, climbing from our base (830mts) upto 1060 mts to descend down to the 430 mts where the winery is located, passing along a natural natural monument called Los Riscos de Cartajima, and the Blue Adventure (Smurf) town of Júzcar, where Sony Pictures presented the smurf films.

Prices

Stunning views all the way; on a clear day we can even see Gibraltar on the skyline.

Driving right through the territory of century old oak and Chestnut trees we reach the ancient San Miguel Royal Tin Factory dating from year 1725. The Real Fabrica de Hojalata as its called in spanish is officially declared as a Historic Industrial Monument with cultural interest. It still maintains the original buildings; the first blast furnace of Spain, and where the laminates of tin sheets were processed. The San Miguel church has also been restored, as the workers' village.

Completely restored by its current owner it has been converted into a beautiful ecological winery, and the complete production of wine (from grape to the bottle) is done all on the winery itself.

Optional lunch is possible and can be decided on the spot.

Great historic explanation of the full property will be given and ofcourse also about the production of its wine, which we get to taste in its different states of elaboration, before we have get the chance to have a great glass of the final 100% ecological product with a small local "tapa" snack.

Wines can aso be purchased directy from the winery.

On the way back we stop for a coffee in Alpandeire, the born place of the famous capuchin priest Fray Leopoldo, before we get back to base.

Difficulty

Low

% Paved/tracks

60/40

Duration

4-4,5 hours

Departure time

11:30 AM (Other times normally available upon request)

Includes

 Fuel

 Stops for photos

 Insurances

 Downloadable photo footage

 Go-Pro cameras available upon request

 Drink

 Tin Factory winery guided visit with tour, wine tasting and tapa

Prices

Buggy 2 seater - 245€
RZR 4 seater - 295€
A maximum of 24 pax can be hosted: (6 x 2 seater buggies + 3 x 4 seater buggies RZR)

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