Raisin Tour from Nerja to discover this unique culture

Discover a thousand-year-old culture

Discover the Raisin Route from Nerja, dedicated to the discovery of the famous raisins


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On the Raisin Route

Here is all the information about the Raisin Tour from Nerja :


  • How does this day tour work?
  • The details of this tour on the Ruta de la Pasa (Raisin Route)
  • Information, prices and online booking of this excursion
  • Other ideas for day trips from Nerja, Torrox and Torre del Mar

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Vineyards on the Ruta de la Pasa

The Ruta de la Pasa (Raisin Route) will show you all the secrets of this ancestral and unique crop.


Good to know: this crop was declared by the FAO (UN) in 2017 as SIPAM: System of Ingenious World Agricultural Heritage. Only 7 crops in Europe are recognised as SIPAM.


How does this day tour work?


This tour is carried out in semi-private groups (2 to 8 people maximum) departing from Nerja, Torre del Mar and Torrox.


The guide Cipriano – pictured below – will pick you up in the morning at your place of stay in a Mercedes Vito and drive you to the Raisin Route.


local guide andalucia
Cipriano

The details of this excursion on the Ruta de la Pasa


Your local guide, Cipriano, will introduce you to a unique tradition and culture in the world based on the Muscat of Alexandria grape. This grape variety was brought from Egypt by the Phoenicians more than 2000 years ago.


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The day trip


The day will be devoted to discovering how the dried grapes are made.


el borge y la pasa en Axarquia

You’ll enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Below, for your information, is a photo of one of the many families who make a living from this production:


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The paseros where the raisins are dried :


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Visit to the pasa moscatel interpretation centre



In this house (the pasa moscatel interpretation centre), you can get up close and personal with the entire production process, from harvesting in the vineyards to tasting the dried grapes. Sweet wines are also produced after the grapes have been dried for 10 days.


This tour will continue through three of the five villages that make up the Ruta de la Pasa.


Visit to the village of Almachar


This village is known as the capital of Muscatel. In this village, we will visit the small raisin museum where we will see the tools, especially old ones, used for the harvesting and production of raisins.


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Almachar

Visit to the white village of El Borge (5km from Almachar)


We will take a walk through its typical streets.


We will also have lunch in a very good local restaurant which is very emblematic of the history of this village. You will understand the very special origin of the place.


El Borge centro
El Borge

Walk in Moclinejo


This village, some ten kilometres away, is renowned for the production of Moscatel wines and vermouths.


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in Moclinejo

At the end of the tour, Cipriano will drop you off at your accommodation.


Information, prices and online booking of this tour


  • Language: English, Spanish or German
  • Semi-private group: 2 to 8 people maximum
  • Times: 08H30 – 16H30
  • Duration: 8H00 hours
  • Visit to the Pasa Moscatel interpretation centre: included
  • Guided tour of Almachar: included
  • Visit to the Raisin Museum: included
  • Guided tour of El Borge: included
  • Guided tour of Moclinejo: included
  • Typical lunch in El Borge: included (drink not included)
  • Round trip transport : included
  • Price: €58 / person

For the booking :


Here is the link to book online :

The Raisin Route Tour


NB: This guided tour is only available 2 months of the year, during the harvest, from mid-August to mid-October


Other ideas for day trips from Nerja, Torrox and Torre del Mar


Cipriano offers several thematic and seasonal excursions from Nerja, Torrox or Torre del Mar.


In the link below you will find the other tours he offers (Frigiliana, the Wine Route, Comares, the Tropical Fruit Route, the Mudejar White Villages Route, the Almond Blossom Route, Olive oil Tour,…)


See all Tours from Nerja


Canillas de Albaida plaza centro en Axarquia
On the Mudejar White Villages Route

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