Through this proposal we offer a tour on the locations of Don Quixote that are in the vicinity of the house, some of them as well known as the Cave of Montesinos or Rochafrida Castle.
In the Cave of Montesinos we will have the opportunity to live back the adventure of Don Quixote, through a dramatization (on high season) with the characters of the novel. Also we will have the opportunity to learn about the history and geology of the cave, along with its flora and fauna.
Then we will visit the ruined castle of Rochafrida, located in a bucolic setting, to evoke this enclave quoted in the old Castilian romances. Then, following Don Quixote and Sancho, we will head to the hermit and the house of the hermit caretaker. We will also know the details of the adventure of the altarpiece of Maese Pedro, that took place in this environment.
In this offer we propose a complete tour of the natural park of the lakes of Ruidera in a 4×4 vehicle with the assistance of specialized guides, who will explain in detail all the characteristics and singularities of the park, its origin and formation, its hydraulic regime, its fauna and its flora. The route will start in the village of Ruidera, making several stops in the most beautiful natural places of the park, such as waterfalls and natural barriers that interconnect the lakes, enjoying an overview of the park from its most spectacular viewpoints. It is also possible to complete the excursion in 4 × 4 with hiking in places where access is not possible with motorized vehicle.
The world famous Manchego cheese is made exclusively with Manchega sheep’s milk. Its texture and depth of flavors is unmistakable and is a real delicacy. We offer you the possibility to know in detail the process of elaboration of this product, through the visit to an artisanal cheese factory in the area, known for the quality of its products. You will be able to see in situ the transformation of sheep’s milk into cheese. The experience will be culminated by a tasting of various cheese specialties. As part of the tour, we will visit a well known winery in the area, which has its own certificate of origin. We will be able to discover the process of elaboration of the wines, from the collection of the grape during the grape harvest until its conversion into wine. Also here we will crown the experience with a tasting of the different products of the winery.