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
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
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.
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.
The first stop will be in an Andalusian cortijo
We will discover the process of making dried grapes, with a family that lives from this activity.
From this cortijo, you will also have magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Below is a photo of one of the many families who make a living from this production:
In the cortijo, you will discover the whole process from the harvest in the vineyards to the raisins that you can taste. Note that sweet wines are also produced after the grapes are dried for 15 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.
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.
Walk in Moclinejo
This village, some ten kilometres away, is renowned for the production of Moscatel wines and vermouths.
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 a cortijo that produces raisins: 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 :
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,…)