The Tabernas Desert stretches out for over 100 miles across the Almeria region, and today starts with a drive through it. Despite the name, this isn’t your average mass of sand dunes. Instead, it’s all rugged hilltops and plains dotted with hardy plants. It’s no wonder many a spaghetti western has been filmed here over the years - it’s a dead ringer for the Wild West. We’ll stop at Castillo de Tabernas, which is where some of the best olive oil in Spain is made. During a tour of the factory, you’ll learn all the tricks of the trade and the different types of olives used. And at the end, there’s a tasting session, where you get to dip chunks of bread into the different oils. Finally, we’ll make our way to Sorbas. This little village is known for its pottery. As you make your way through the streets, you’ll see rows of terracotta pots neatly lined up outside workshops, plus, you’ll get to watch a demonstration from one of the craftsmen before having the chance to do some souvenir shopping, too.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.