The Olive Press Route is circular and enables us to discover a number of former olive presses, traditionally known as beam presses. We begin in Almaceda, close to the first beam press, following the Almaceda brook until we reach the second beam press on our route. Our next stop is the press in the village of Rochas de Cima from where we continue in the direction of the village of Violeiro, where we should not miss seeing the dipping well. We then continue to Almaceda and the end of this route.
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Tips and hintsThe cultivation of olive trees, the harvesting of olives, and their transformation into olive oil is an ancestral activity that is quite evident along this route that passes by the pole presses in Almaceda and Rochas de Cima. Passing by the bathing fountain in the village of Violeiro, the route ends in Almaceda, where you can enjoy the riverside garden and beach during the hot months. The riverbanks are rich in flora and fauna. The land is covered by pines, cork oaks, holm oaks, olive trees, Carqueja (Genista tridentata), rosemary, gorse, and broom, a refuge for foxes, rabbits or hares, partridges, thrushes, chaffinches, goldfinches, quails, cuckoos and mockingbirds.
- Roast kid
- Queijo à cabreira (cured goat’s or ewe’s milk cheese)
- Maranho (Goat stomach filled with goat meat mixture)
- Filhós (deep fried dough balls)
- Tigelada (Baked custard pudding - eggs, sugar, wheat flour, milk and cinnamon)
- Olive oil
- Regional smoked sausages