Group trips to the Almanzora Valley, from different provinces, continue to take place every year. The Almanzora Valley association of tourism entrepreneurs coordinates and manages numerous excursions every year with groups of 40-50 people interested in getting to know the villages of the region and their history.
One of the main strategic pillars of the Almanzora Tourism project is to work with more than two hundred travel agencies in Almeria, Murcia, Alicante and Granada to facilitate these excursions to the Almanzora Valley and to promote its treasures and gastronomy, thus helping local small businesses and self-employed people.
Among the towns visited in recent months are Chercos, Líjar, Cantoria, Partaloa, Urrácal and Olula del Río. In these excursions, the last of which took place last weekend, they visited such interesting places as Chercos Viejo, the Piedra Labrá, the castle quarter of Líjar, the square commemorating Líjar’s war with France, the fabulous Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Cantoria, the slumps of Partaloa, the beautiful church of Urrácal, the two churches of Olula del Río and the strait of Urrácal. In all the excursions we count on the help of the respective town councils who provide all kinds of facilities so that visitors can have a good experience in their municipalities.
Two other agencies, one from Almeria and the other from Murcia, are planning other excursions to Serón and Albox in the near future. On the excursions, as well as visiting the most important points of each village, there is also a tasting of sweets and sausages, and as a culmination to all the excursions, a generous and tasty meal in some of the best bars or restaurants in the area is a must.
The tourism entrepreneurs, who continue to boost the sector and bring wealth to the area, work with the town councils of Albox, Arboleas, Bacares, Cantoria, Chercos, Laroya, Líjar, Macael, Olula del Río, Oria, Partaloa, Purchena, Serón, Sierro, Suflí, Taberno, Tíjola, Urrácal and Zurgena to promote the region and support local accommodation, bars, restaurants and producers.