Summer 2020 may be one of the most atypical and complex summers in history, but it should be no less of a summer. After few months quarantined and teleworking (or watching the days pass philosophically) we deserve a holiday. And not just any old ones: ones that serve to disconnect completely.
Under this premise, and with the aim of making it easier for you to choose your holiday destination, from the QvExtra blog we have transformed ourselves into a travel guide for a day, armed with a map and the desire to savour the best EVOO of our land.
Take note of these recommendations and start packing your suitcase with optimism. The most atypical summer in history will be the summer you discovered the wonders of SiqevOleotourism.
Beach or mountain? Let your favourite Siqev decide!
With more than 33 partners spread across the length and breadth of the peninsula (some outside it, such as Tunisia), there are more than 30 fantastic destinations to savour a well-deserved break. Whether near the beach or in the mountains, the Siqev olive oil mills are surrounded by outstanding natural surroundings worthy of a visit.
The Siqev seal does not only guarantee the differential quality of the EVOO, but also a careful and demanding production process. Ecosystems which are respected and closely monitored to extract the best olive juice in the world.
That said, which Siqev destination appeals to you?
SIQEV destinations in the South of the peninsula
The South is one of the most visited destinations during the summer holidays. Next to the beach and the mountains, with reasonable prices and a welcoming philosophy that tastes great.
Cordoba, Seville, Malaga, Murcia, Almeria… only with these 5 provinces we have holidays and rest for a while. But the best thing about these destinations is not only their cultural and leisure offer (already known to all), but also the fact that they are lands that boast such special Siqev partners as these:
Cordoba: Finca Duernas (Córdoba), Almazara de la Subbética (Carcabuey), Almazara de Muela (Priego de Córdoba), Luque Ecológico (Castro del Río), Oleum Hispania (Carcabuey) y Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Baena).
Almeria: Oro del Desierto (Tabernas) y La Solana2 (Almería).
Granada: Venchipa – OMED (Acula)
Jaen: Soler Romero (Alcaudete)
Seville: Molino de Genil (Écija), Oleoestepa (Estepa) y Aceite 1881 (Osuna).
Murcia: Deortegas (Yecia).
South of Portugal: Olivais do Sul (Portel) y Herdade do Sobrado (Ferreira do Alentejo)
SIQEV destinations in the centre of the peninsula
We climb from the south to the central strip of the peninsula. A space full of idyllic destinations, with holiday corners tailor-made for a summer like this and with the largest number of Siqev producers in the world.
Oleotourism 2020 can start in one of these magical natural paradises:
Caceres: Jacoliva y El Lagar del Soto (Pozuelo de Zarzón).
Madrid: Suerte Alta.
Toledo: La Pontezuela (Comarca de Montes de Toledo) Oleo Quirós (Mascaraque), García de la Cruz (Madrilejos) y Casas de Hualdo (El Carpio de Tajo).
Cuenca: Almenara (Puebla de Almenara).
Ciudad Real: Olivar del Valle (Baños de Calatrava) y Palacio de los Olivos (Baños de Calatrava).
Alicante: Almazara L’Alquería (Muro d’Alcoi).
Albacete: Olivar del Azaraque (Agramón/Hellin).
SIQEV destinations in the North of the peninsula
Running away from the warmer parts of our country is synonymous with the north. Of green spaces, summers with mackintoshes and the best gastronomy. Yes, good food is lived with passion in the north. This goes hand in hand with both the Siqev Seal and the natural sites where our partners work:
Tarragona: Olis Solé (Mont-roig del Camp), Olealsa (Ruidoms) y Cooperativa Cambrils (Cambrils).
Navarra: La Maja (Mendevia).
Valladolid: Valdecuevas (Medina de Rioseco).
Enjoy Oleotourism with QvExtra partners
Now that you have the full list of Siqev destinations, you face the hardest part: choosing. However, wherever you go, you’re sure to get it right. Holidays should be the engine that invites us to live new adventures, that invites us to discover our roots, that invites us to celebrate our customs and, above all, that makes us disconnect to connect with what is most important.
Pack your suitcase and treat yourself to the Siqev summer you deserve.