Hiking & Food tours in Vejer de la Frontera and Cadiz
Hello, If you are looking at this post is because you are interested in experiencing a full day tour for sightseeing Cadiz province or Vejer de la Frontera. My name is John Carlos Milburn Rodríguez and I live in Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz. I founded Explore la Tierra, here in Vejer, and am the main guide!
I studied an MSc in Environment and have worked in the environmental field for 5 years between Canada and UK. After working and travelling outside of Spain for several years, I realised how amazing it is that many of Spain’s resources, including pork, and Bluefin tuna are sustainably harvested. When I recognised that many friends and people who I met outside Spain knew little about the varied and wonderful products and places that Spain has to offer. I decided to do something about it by creating Explore la Tierra in Vejer de la Frontera. Being a wine lover I studied wine courses. I earned a Level2 certificate with Distinction from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), a globally recognised program.
I am lucky to live in Vejer de la Frontera, which is one of the famous white towns of Cadiz. In 1978 it received the prize of the most beautiful town / village in Spain. Since 2014, Vejer is in the list of the most beautiful villages/ towns in Spain. A great place for Explore la Tierra and show our local culture and gastronomy to the rest of the world.
Explore la Tierra
Explore la Tierra is a top private tour agency based in Vejer de la frontera. It focuses on private and customized tours and tries to offer a unique experience with a full culinary and cultural immersion, as well as hiking tours through Cadiz province. I will be your host and your guide. I will explain the culture, tradition and gastronomy of the area from the perspective of a local guide.
Full day tours in Cadiz and Vejer de la Frontera
Hello all! If you are interested in finding tours in Vejer de la Frontera and Cadiz province, please keep reading. Be seduced by full day tours and immerse yourself in the local culture and food of Vejer and Cadiz province.
We provide small group and private tours so you can enjoy an intimate experience exploring the many sites in Cadiz. We want you to be mesmerized by sightseeing Cadiz province like a local. I try to provide an excellent tour with great unique culinary experiences. You are one-of-a-kind and your tour should be too! Customize any day tour to fullfil your Cadiz experience.
Explore la Tierra is fully insured and your guide, me, is first aid certified to ensure the safety of our guests. We have liability insurance for the normal activities of the company. However we are also an active tourism company, so we have an insurance for driving people to do hiking tours through the Mediterranean forest, and for recreation activities and an insurance that will cover any accidents.
Hiking tours Cadiz province
Cadiz province is one of the most biodiverse provinces in mainland Spain. Habitats range from dense forest reminiscent of cloud forest to Mediterranean forest, dune systems, and more. Moreover, you will be seduced with views of magical landscapes in Cadiz and the Strait of Gibraltar. Cadiz has over a third of its surface protected, while its climate and sunlight hours are similar to Canary Islands.
In this guided nature tour we will discover more about Cadiz and learn about our location, our history, and to the many culinary, medicinal and traditional use of Mediterranean plants found within Cadiz province.
Sherry wine tours
Are you visiting Cadiz and would you like to learn more about Spanish Sherry and immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions? If you want to learn and experience it with the company of a local guide and turn your visit to Cadiz into an exciting gastronomic adventure, book with us. Being a sherry lover is very contagious, surely you will also become one!
If you have your own transport we can accompany you while learning about Spanish Sherry wine. Enjoy the best Spanish Sherry bodega tours, local culture and traditions and the local gastronomy. In case you do not have your own transport we can arrange transport, restaurant and the rest of your trip for you.
If you would like to learn all about Jerez-Sherry-Xeres D.O. then join us for our Ultimate Sherry Tasting tour. We can design a private tour just for you and your family.
If you are staying in Vejer de la Frontera or within Cadiz province we can organise a private Sherry tasting with gourmet local tapas for your group. We will go to your place and do a Sherry or Andalusian wine tasting for you privately. We focus on premium Sherries, VORS and premium Sherries, or Andalusian wines in case you do not like Sherry wine.
If you are thinking of travelling to other parts of Cadiz, we are based in Vejer de la Frontera. Officially, Vejer is one of the most beautiful villages of Spain, you should come and meet us!
Cultural and culinary food tours
If you want to learn more about Vejer de la Frontera, its traditions and gastronomy book our Sherry & Tapas tour! Learn about Spanish sherry, wine tastings, and how to pair it with gourmet traditional food from the area. Taste different types of Sherry wines and local gourmet food like bluefin tuna, bull meat, salmorejo, eggplant with honey and pinenuts, etc. The tour includes 5 tapas and 5 wine/Sherries .
We also have a bluefin tuna tour that focuses on getting to know the tuna culture in Cadiz. You will learn the history of Bluefin tuna in this full day tour, since Phoenician times by going in a private boat ride to visit the Almadraba; visit a local food market; and taste different parts of bluefin tuna in all ways, salt-dried, grilled, raw.
If you would like to visit other beautiful white villages like Vejer, we can do a tour of the white villages in Cadiz province. On the other hand we can mix a visit to a beautiful white village with a visit to an olive-oil mill. Or you can choose to do a private tour that we can design especially for you and recommend places to visit based on your interests. Come and join Explore la Tierra in Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain!
Our latest addition is our “Become an artisan for one day” tour. Make your own cheese and your own leather souvenir in Ubrique and enjoy its great history and panoramic views. This white village is famous worldwide for the importance of its high quality leather to international fashion companies.