La Era De Aracena
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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For our last full day in the Sierra Aracena the day dawned bright despite a few more torrential downpours through the night. We started with a short drive to the nearby village of Fuenteheridos from which the walk was started through a broad valley populated by gentleman estate owners from the cities and their preferred versions of agriculture – horses, cattle, sheep, and a few orchards instead of pigs. We progressed over a ...
... Jamon Serrano has a somewhat slimy, greasy
texture and over-salted flavor, but the Iberico and de Bellota I’ve had has
been really delicious. Therefore, it carries a major price premium in
restaurants and tapas bars.
Well, it was another long slog in the rain down into the
valley and then up to Castano del Robledo. Dinner again did not commence until
9:00 at Bar Robles with big platters of mixed salad, Croquetas (croquettes),
... is part of a mineral-rich pyritic belt that extends into far southern Portugal. The Rio Tinto (Red River) gets its name from its natural very red color that results from the red algae that thrive in its highly acidic waters from the sulfurous mineral deposits that support little other life. Early man figured out around 5,000 years ago in what’s called the copper age that there were useful mineral deposits here and begin mining. The mining ...
Tuesday dawned clearer and warmer, good news for the long
hike planned for the day mostly along the ridge tops of the highest peaks in
the Sierra. I should point out that this was somewhat less dramatic than it
might sound. The peaks in the area are only about 900 meters (3,000 feet) and
the walk along the ridge was through woods and farms with only occasional good
vistas across the mountains. The last part of the hike ...
... Serrano Ham, Marinated Red Pepper Salad, and Marinated Chargrilled Cuttlefish
and Onion Salad. The main course was local Lomo de Cerdo Iberico en Salsa de
Queso de Cabra (Loin of Iberian Pig in Goat Cheese Sauce). The local produced
cheese in the Sierra de Aracena is made mostly from goat milk but more closely
resembles the better known Manchego cheese which is usually made from sheep
milk. It was a somewhat unusually flavored dish.