The Oratava Wine Valley is home to over 1,000 hectares of vineyards, cultivated in the valley standing at the foot of the imposing Mount Teide. The bountiful beauty of the valley stretches from the foot of the extinct volcano extending out to the ocean making this one of the most scenic spots on the island.
No trip to a valley boasting this number of vineyards would be complete without a little wine tasting and the Oratava Valley will not disappoint. If you want to visit one of the many vineyards for a traditional wine tasting experience this is of course available to you, whereas often the best way to really sample the delicious wines produced in this region is with a visit to the guachinches. These are makeshift rural bars which are open seasonally to sell the latest harvest of country wine. Not only will you be able to sample the grape, delicious local delicacies like home-made goats cheese and rabbit stew will also be served providing you with the perfect complement to the wine.
Visit the old town La Oratava where some of the best views in the islands can be enjoyed. The fertile land of forested hills and fruit plantations stand in complete contrast to the barren hills and distant Mount Teide providing the backdrop to the town. It is the ideal place to appreciate the abundant contrasts found in Tenerife. The old town itself is home to some traditional Spanish architecture with wide streets opening into picturesque squares where quant churches and houses of nobility can be found. For a real taster of authentic Canary Island life a stroll found the old town of La Oratava is a must for Tenerife Holidays.
Hiking is also a popular activity in the Oratava valley as this enables holidaymakers to appreciate the rich beauty or the area at their own pace. With the option of viewing bananas growing in their natural environment or the bountiful vineyards in season, it is truly the ideal place to really appreciate the distinct climate and natural surroundings of the island. If you fancy pushing yourself for a steep walk up to the Oratava Mountains there are many tracks and trails for hikers leading from the old town. This is the perfect way to enjoy the most sumptuous view over the valley. A memory that will stay with you forever.
With so much to do in Tenerife it is often difficult to venture away from the tourist designed areas. If you wish to really appreciate the beauty of this magical island then a trip to the Oratava Valley is a must for your holiday.
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