Ancient holm oaks and noble pig breeds: The ham route of Badajoz

33 rewarding stops in 130 kilometres: the Iberian Ham Route in Badajoz is rich in places of interest and places to visit. Every four kilometres, the traveller encounters a ham museum, a drying room or a natural wonder such as the 800-year-old holm oak La Terrona near Montánchez.
The road leads through seemingly endless meadows where the noble Cerdo Ibérico pig breeds graze under oak and cork trees. But there are also impressive cultural monuments, such as the Roman theatre of Mérida or the cathedral San Juan of Badajoz.

Olive grove near Alcaudete

Andalusia's green gold: The olive route

Phoenicians brought the first olive cuttings to Andalusia - almost 3000 years ago. Today, millions of trees characterize the landscape in the north of the region. A well-signposted path leads through them: The Route of the Olives west of Jaen.
Those who follow it will meet olive farmers who invite you to oil tastings in their mills. There are museums and ancient sites that show how oil was extracted here in the past. A rich flora and fauna in the olive groves or in spa temples specialising in olive oil treatments.

Saarschleife in morning fog

Applemania: The Viez-Road in the Saargau

In the Moselle-Franconian language area, Viez refers to a usually strongly acidic wine made from apples or pears. It is mainly pressed in Trier and around Merzig. There it runs along the Viez Road - past orchards, small villages and Roman villas.
The path leads in several loops along the border triangle of France, Germany, Luxembourg. Evidence of Roman rule such as the Igeler Column or the Villa Nenning can be admired. But also grandiose landscapes like the Saar Bend. And everywhere fruit growers and distillers open their doors to visitors.