Gathering Gourmet Food in the Wilds of Spain

Natureand local food on all our trips

Deep in a dark,thick mountain pine forest you get that sort of silence that only nature can produce. The pine needle carpet  and the closely growing pine trees prevent light and sound from invading the depths of the silent pinewooded … Continue reading

The Idea of Moving Sheep in Spain

Traditional way of life in Spain

The idea of moving  sheep(or cows) to greener pastures for better grazing is a concept that has  been among shepherds the world over for thousands of years but  here in Spain the “transhumancia”(the moving of sheep from one pasture grazing … Continue reading

Three Bottles of Maduresa

Food and Wine tours in Spain

Want to win some  great Spanish wine from Valencia? At The Spanish Thyme Traveller we visit some of the most interesting wineries in Valencia on our food and wine tours. Our tours are about experiencing local food and coming in … Continue reading

Discovering the interior of Spain: The Iberos and their Ipads.

Mountains and history

The vast majority of the  fifty five million visitors who come to Spain each year  come to visit the country for the sun and sea  or to  visit one or  more of the big cities. Very few actually go inland … Continue reading

The Traditional Bodega was Something Different in Spain before “the Wine Tour”.

Not far from  the inland town of Utiel, in Valencia, there is a large  basin for treading grapes which has a canal connecting it to  a holding tank.  Oooh! Wow!  So? Well, the interesting thing about this ‘production unit’ is … Continue reading