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Saffron season trip

It is interesting to travel along the roads that cross Castilla de la Mancha, enjoying the route that Quixote de la Mancha made in the literary work of Cervantes, where the memories written on their pages are lived when they see those huge windmills, which actually resemble giants of long spears, passing by ancient hermitages and visiting small towns that recall ancient medieval regions.

Saffron

But undoubtedly an aspect of the natural landscape of Castile that captures with greater attention our view of the roads in the months of September to November, are the extensive and flat plains of the region where there are aggressive changes of color between bright purple vivid and pale shades of brown, where vineyards and saffron productions take place with greater boom than anywhere else … a trade that keeps traditions alive, and definitely occupied the inhabitants of regions such as the Manchuela de Cuenca, Motilla del Palancar , through gentle undulations in the landscape still dominated by the fields of saffron by Tarazona heading west through the Roda until we reach Camuñas where we can take a few days to rest and take advantage of knowing the saffron process. Where thousands of saffron flowers are necessary to obtain small kilograms of intense and red stigmas, separated one by one with special delicacy, placing them inside soft silk baskets, then to roast them over low heat, which gives the vivacious red-hot tone, to pass them through cooking water which will give them the final and characteristic touch of pale pink.

Saffron

It is undoubtedly a recreation that attracts a lot of ecological tourists and characters from the world of nurseries in the western area and from around the world.

Saffron

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