The cider all the year

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Any time of year is perfect for experiencing a meal in any of the 70 cider bars in Gipuzkoa. The cider season takes place from January to May, but more and more cider bars are extending their offer and open their doors the rest of the year, offering the visitor the chance to taste apple wine in its maturity, once it has been bottled, and in a calmer atmosphere.



When do this activity?

All year

Recommended for

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Associated experiences

Cider and the Sea
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On this occasion we offer you a full day experience: find out about the cider culture in Basque Country by visiting a cider house during the day and the sea in the afternoon, to learn how the cider and the sea are connected. Our meeting point will be at the Sagardoetxea Museum in the town of Astigarraga. The best place to learn everything about the cider, its past, present, future and how it plays an important role in Basque culture. You definitely won´t miss out on trying a delicious cider menu that you will enjoy in the company of a person that will humorously tell you stories about the most attractive and important aspects of this world. In the afternoon, the sea awaits you for a sail around a beautiful town; and to end this experience, you well enter a museum.
Markets in Ordizia and Tolosa
Marketsare a pleasure for the senses and the best showcases for local quality in Gipuzkoa. Ordizia’s Wednesday market is the most important in the province and its prices are the reference for the rest of the territory. The other outstanding weekly event takes place every Saturday in Tolosa. Ordizia fair The origin of this market goes back to the 11th-12th centuries, around the hermitage of San Bartolomé –a meeting point for Ordiziain habitants and for the producers of the surroundings. Nowadays, the fair takes place in the town centre, in the Plaza Mayor (Main Square). Every Wednesday, the fair gathers buyers and sellers of agricultural and livestock products coming from the whole Goierri region, in a very lively and colourful atmosphere. Tolosa Market Every Saturday, El Tinglado market witnesses the sale of local products, such as the highly esteemed Tolosa bean, the black pudding, the ‘mondejus’ –avariety of white pudding–, and the green chili peppers typical ofthe neighbouring village of Ibarra.
Interpretation Centre and Cheese Tasting
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The shepherd`s hut: A reproduction of a traditional shepherd hut shows the furnishings and tools that were formerly used to prepare cheese. Two touchscreens are also set up to expand on the information and functioning of some of the tools. The Latxa and Carranzana sheep breeds: Apart from the green mountain pastures and the shepherds´ expertise, the sheep breed it one of the particular factors of the Idiazabal Denomination of Origin cheese. Their special typology and their relation to shepherds in the Basque Country dating back thousands of years, make them a symbol of the Basque countryside. Idiazabal Cheese: A thousand-year old tradition. Pastureland in Aralar and Aizkorri: Within the borders of the current Natural Parks of Aralar and Aizkorri-Aratz shepherding has been extremely important since Pre-history and at the present time around 65 shepherding families, with their corresponding flocks of latxa sheep, exploit the grazing resources in a traditional shepherding system.
Festes Basques
The municipality has a special interest during the month of September when take place the Basque Festival ant the Agricultural Fair.

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