Fruity, dense, with an intense fragrance and spicy touches. This is the extra-virgin olive oil elaborated in the natural parks of Las Arribes and the Sierras de Francia and of Béjar, which adds singular notes to the prized olive juice. This great environmental value has been proved by declaring the southern mountains as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Of great interest are the olive groves, cultivated on hillside terraces, which show the great care and effort made by farmers. After harvest, the elaboration is done in some of the six olive mills with a limited but very proper production.
In the south, the most abundant variety is the camomile of Cáceres, good for fresh forage, and basically intended for table. There are also local varieties such as the zorzal of Las Arribes and the cornicabra, slightly different from the toledana. And in the Sierra de Francia there is an attempt to recover the ocal.
Oriented testing, routes, visits to olive groves...are the different experiences offered by oleoturism to introduce the visitor into the culture of oil.