also tasting routes between wine, rum and coffee

Due to its geographical location, on

Archipelago

of the Canary Islands

there are several tropical plant species; the climate helps then

development of widespread agriculture

with years of tradition and history behind it. For this reason, today the islands are committed to promoting a cultural model and a lifestyle that tourists can discover by visiting vineyards, coffee and sugar cane plantations.

The wine

– The Canary Islands have a long tradition in wine production and viticulture. The wine, still produced locally today, originally came from

explorer

who passed through here on their way to the New World. Producers have since perfected the art of growing wine for centuries and more recently growers have started using organic production methods, such as in the vineyards of Gáldar (Gran Canaria), and in La Villa de La Orotava and Güimar (Tenerife). The Canary Islands have ten wines with designation of origin, of which five are in

Tenerife

(

Abona, La Orotava, Tacoronte-Acentejo, Valle de Güímar and Ycoden-Daute-Isora

) and five others a

Gran Canaria, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma and Lanzarote

.

Epic viticulture

– viticulture requires a

Lanzarote

epic connotations: here the farmers have challenged nature, the wind and the earth to create some of the best wines on the islands and among the most awarded in Europe. They modeled the soil with special holes where they would grow the vines and retain the little moisture needed to produce incredible grapes. The vineyards in the area of ​​the natural park of La Geria, which also includes those in the municipalities

Yaiza, Tías, Tinajo, San Bartolomé and Teguise

in fact occurs on a predominantly volcanic soil and the growth of plants is favored by cultivation techniques that take advantage of the humidity of the trade winds.

Brown sugar and rum

– In the territories of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, you can see kilometers long stretches of sugar cane, cultivated according to traditions that go back more than four hundred years and harvested only once a year to distill

tasty rum

of the Canary Islands. Here, in the shadow of

Teide National Park or the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria

(recognized together with Risco Caído as a World Heritage Site of

UNESCO

), tourists come from all over the world to discover how sugarcane is processed using methods that promote ethics and environmental sustainability.

Fire flowers

– Then there is also the cultivation of

Proteins

one of the most beautiful and sought after exotic flowers belonging to a genus very widespread in South Africa and Australia .. They are also known by the name

“Flowers of Fire”

because they occur when fires rid the soil of the leaves that hide and suffocate the seeds. Protea plantations that can be visited appear right next to the road that leads visitors to

Caldera de Taburiente National Park

. The strategic location has made the place a mandatory stop for visitors passing through

El Paso

.

For more information: www.ciaoisolecanarie.com

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