La Mancha is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) for wines, the largest continuous vine-growing area in the world.
The long hours of sunshine make for very well ripened grapes and hence even though production is not high, the health of the vines and a good ripening cycle make for a very high quality produce. This region is located in the autonomous region of Castile-La Mancha in central Spain and Madrid, the country’s capital city, is situated just north of this province.
A Madrid day tour is an excellent way to discover the wine region of La Mancha. Day tours from Madrid will take you on an incredible journey through the heart of the city at the Puerta del Sol square from where you can head to the magnificent Royal Palace of Madrid as well as the largest cathedral of the city.
Hop on one of the Madrid day tours to La Mancha and you will see yourself heading to this legendary region of fine wine, incredible food and, of course, the birthplace of Don Quixote. On this tour you can visit the various wineries and vineyards of this acclaimed region. You will get to taste some incredible wines and find yourself pairing these with even better gastronomic delights. A small detour could see you exploring the Mota del Cuevo’s famous windmills that once witnessed Don Quixote battle imaginary giants. Once back in the city of Madrid, you can unwind in one of the many tapas bars of the city, get your adrenaline rushing with some good ol’ bullfighting spectacles or enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the classic flamenco dancers sway gracefully.
Just an hour away from the bustling city of Madrid is the quaint capital city of the Castile-La Mancha region, Toledo. It is an iconic city and is known for its cultural diversity. It has even been labelled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monuments of this city speak of the co-habitation of the multiple religions and cultures in this city with the Synagogue of El Transito, Mosque of Cristo de la Luz and the church of San Sebastián all gracing the Toledo skyline. A Madrid day tour to Toledo could see you make your way through the old alleyways, gothic cathedrals and grand gates of Toledo as you stop at some beautiful wineries and taste some of the best wines of the La Mancha region.
So get in touch with our local travel expert for the best tours in Madrid and head over the incredible wine region of La Mancha or hop on one of the day tours from Madrid and try some crisp Viuras, hearty Tempranillos and silky Garnachas to satiate your wine appetite. ¡Salud!
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