Ancient Route - Minateda
Our most definitional route. It has been more than 10 years showing you the historical footprint of Campos de Hellin.
The Levantine Cave Paintings set of Abrigo Grande of Minateda was declared Humanity Heritage by UNESCO in 1998.
The April 30th of 2012 El Tolmo of Minateda was declared Regional Archeological Park, unique in the province of Albacete.
El Tolmo offers a restrospective view of differents residents of this region: Prehistory, Metals Age, Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, Jewish and Christians. This legacy is unknown for many, but definitely worth the experience.
Routes and Workshops:
-Minateda's Cave Paintings -Humanity Heritage by UNESCO- Visit
-"Agramon's Valley Landscape" Cultural Route
-Prehistoric painting workshop
-Young archeologist workshop
Quixote's Route - Albacete, Cervantine Land
"Everyone is the architecht of his own fortune"
Our most international book, and the most translated in History after the bible. In it we found scenarios located in Albacete in great chapters of the Cervantes' creation like the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of the second part of Don Quixote of La Mancha.
We enjoy this route every time we do it, recommended for childrens and adults, in where the chapters listed above are read on that exact locations of the region. Besides we make different workshops and activities related with the adventures of the Ingenious Hidalgo and his companion Sancho.
The visits, activites and routes are the next ones:
-El Bonillo Visit
-Ossa de Montiel Visit
-Lagunas de Ruidera National Park Visit
-Competitions and murals
Gastronomy Route - Flavours with values
Our cooking philosophy is about ingredients genuinely originated in this region, some of them are the rice, the olive oil, the 'segureño' lamb, rabbit, vegetables, beans, the serrano snail, autochthonous variety of olives, fruits like the moniquí apricot and monastrell wines.
Our goal is to tell something through our menu, we're using the same methods and ingredients used by our ascendants, in an ecological way as they did. We want to preserve the history of our cooking methods and traditional recipes. And, at the same time, to teach and to learn from them.
To socialize our routes and activities with the population of Campos de Hellín has always been a priority in La Escarihuela, and obviously, we don't forget the tireless hands that worked a land which has given so much to us but we sometimes forgot to give something in return.
Our activities are the following:
-Breeding Route "Segureño Lamb" -the last pasturage breeds-
-Mundo and Segura's Ricefield Visit
-Agramon's Olive Oil Press San Joaquín Route
-Oenology Route "Monastrell, the wine of Rome in Tolmo de Minateda" with Ntra. Sra. De la Encarnación of Tobarra Co-op support.
-Ecological farming workshop
-Young Sepherds workshop
-Olive oil extraction workshop
-Olive seasoning workshop
Energy Route - Sustainable development
We live a historical moment in which technological progress and scientific advances trascends borders of what one time was perceived as impossible, increasing our horizons. But everything has its cost, and in our case the great demand of energy is the cost, which in many situations, have a direct impact in our health and environment.
Because of that, with this route we want to show you the different ways to produce energy in an efficient, safe and clean way and to teach the concept of ecological footprint. From La Escarihuela we bet since the beginning for photovoltaic solar power generators and we encourage you to know how it works.
The visits are the following:
-Region's photovoltaic solar power generating plants visit
-Wind power generators park visit
-Hydroelectric power station visit
-Energy efficiency workshop
-Renewable energies workshop
Heritage Route - Living History
Albatana, Ontur, Fuentealamo, Tobarra and Hellín are the municipalities of Campos de Hellin and whose historical, artistic, architectural and cultural heritage is as vast as interesting.
So we made a route pack adapted to your cultural tourism perspectives, in which religion has strong influences in our ancestors lives and traditions.
The visits are listed below:
-Sacred Art Route for Churches in Campos de Hellín
-Passion Week Route
-Drum Museum Visit
-Old Town of Hellin Visit
-Visita al acueducto de Albatana Albatana's Aqueduct Visit
-Ontur's Aerodrome Visit
-Fuentealamo's Oenology Visit
-Hellin's Regional Museum Visit
Geological Route - Journey to the Center of the Earth
To understand how the residents of a region lived you have to know the misteries and treasures hidden underground.
La Escarihuela want to guide you through a funny and didactic experience; where you can know the Earth Genesis; the evolution of Pangea before the constitution of continents; it's geological periods, canyons, geological faults and volcanos. All this scenarios are located here, in Albacete.
Besides there's activities and workshops related, perfect for adults and childrens in a scientific perspective.
This route includes:
-Cancarix's Volcanic Piton Visit
-Almadenes' Canyon Visit
-Cenajo's Fault Visit
-Salmeron's Volcano Visit
-Agramon's Salting Visit
-Hellin's Gypsum Visit
-Cordovilla's Salting Visit
-Geosphere, Volcano and Fault Modeling Workshop
Mediterranean Route - Sea of sensations
“Cartagena, Port of Cultures”
Mediterranean sea is a conjuction of different cultures, flavours and traditions; and a proof of that is it's tasty diet; which it's healthy aswell; declared Intangible Humanity Heritage by Unesco.
Our destination could not be any other than Cartagena, because Tolmo of Minateda was stablished as a passing place for traders and other peoples who had this port as their goal, between the centuries I-II b.C.
Our route includes:
-Mar Menor Visit
-Calblanque Natural Park Visit
-Arqueologic Museum Visit
-Catamaran -or tematic ship- Ride