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Asturias Cider Route

The province of Asturias in the north of the country is the Spanish region where most cider is produced and consumed. This beverage is such an inseparable part of Asturian culture and society that Asturian cider, along with the cultural framework that surrounds it, has been proposed to UNESCO as a candidate to be recognised as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humankind.

In Asturias cider is ubiquitous and is present in every social event or festivity. There are three types of cider, natural or flat cider, newly pressed or table cider and sparkling cider any of which may be found in social gatherings of family or friends. A single cider glass is passed around and shared by all, a small amount of cider being poured out for each person from a bottle held at arms-length overhead into the glass held at waist height, a technique which aerates the cider. This serving method distinguishes Asturian cider from that of all other producing regions and makes it unique.

Thanks to the Cider Route, visitors can immerse themselves in the culture of Asturian cider, visiting orchards, lagares where cider is pressed and fermented, join in traditional activities like apple-picking or learning to pour cider and of course tasting cider in all its many forms and varieties and sharing it with the locals accompanied by Asturias’ rich gastronomy.

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Love on a Bicycle

Are you and the love of your life in need of some time together, sharing great experiences? ‘Love on a bicycle’ is a romantic mini-break in one of the most cultural and scenic parts of Denmark. Stay at the beautiful seaside hotels, hostels and Bed & Breakfasts, where you are gently woken by the sea air, and cycle to the local farm shops producing everything from grapes in bottles to chocolates in boxes. In Royal North Zealand, you have the peace and quiet you need to rediscover one another, and as the many experiences are linked by short bike rides, we guarantee romance, rosy cheeks, and big smiles!

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Wine Growing Region of the Vipava Valley

In addition to the well-known wine grape varieties which grow in the Primorska region, in the Vipava Valley you can also find several indigenous grapes – the harmonious and refreshing Pinela with a delicate bouquet; the wonderfully rich, slightly acidic Klarnica from the sun-drenched vineyards, and Zelén, the sun-kissed ‘king of the Vipava Valley wines’, which local winemakers always offer towards the end of wine tastings as it is indeed a very special wine.