On this tour you learn all you need to know about Horchata, a traditional beverage. Visit the tigernut fields and join a workshop before you enjoy a Horchata tasting.
What to Expect
L’Horta Nord of Valencia landscape is drawn by an incredible irrigation system inherited from the Arabs, centenary traditional farmhouses, and little gardens plenty of crops. In this tour you will discover this folkloric countryside and their native plantations, like the tigernut. Tigernut is a small tuber. In Europe it only grows in the north of Valencia city (Alboraya town), and it holds the Valencia Qualified Designation of Origin.
The Horchata is a natural, healthy, refreshing and nutritious drink made with the tigernut, exclusive product of L’Horta of Valencia. The Valencian people loves it, and it is one of the most widely consumed drink, especially in the summer time.
First you will visit the the tigernut fields, and hear how it is sowed and cultivated. Then, visit an authentic tigernut drying building, situated in a singular horchatería surrounded by the crops, that maintains its original structure and the different machinery for the horchata cultivation, over several generations.
You will then be taken to a Horchata Workshop, where you will learn to make homemade horchata yourself. To finish, you are invited to a freshly handmade horchata with fartón (Valencian typical sweet), where you can enjoy the beauty of surroundings.
- Local and professional guide
- Horchata Workshop
- Tasting of Horchata and fartóns (typical sweet)
What's Not Included
- Transportation to/from attractions
Know Before You Go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
• Guided tours are available in Spanish, English and French