Echarse el día / off road experience


LANDSCAPEDIVE / olfactory experience

Why. Along with discovering one of the most oddly beautiful and best-kept corners of the Alt Empordà, dotted with menhirs, dolmens and megalithic constructions, you will learn about the surprising uses and properties of the plants that give the region its olfactory personality. While there you will use them to prepare your own, personal off-road fragrance. All this guided by the creator of BRAVANARIZ, who will be your host during the day, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. A unique way to learn more about the landscape and people-scape of our region, and find out in first person how we do what we do at BRAVANARIZ.

Who for. For all those who are seeking a transformative experience where they will see (and smell) life in a different way. Yet without rushing, with all the time you need to savour the moment, in an immensely pleasant and enjoyable way.For those who appreciate the details and look for the exclusive.

Includes. We begin with a lovely walk to gather plants lasting two hours in the reserve of La Albera, in Els Vilars d’Espolla. Upon arriving at the camp, in the same vineyards, we will do a wine tasking with products naturally produced on the domain, hosted by the owners (Celler Carriel dels Vilars) and accompanied by fine cheeses and other delicious local products as aperitifs. Through them you will see the landscape from another point of view, enriching your general conception and going down a few meters more in your immersion.

While the plants we have collected are distilled in our mobile distillation device, we will have lunch or dinner in a charming natural setting, enjoying traditional recipes and quality ingredients all proceeding from local production.

When it’s time for coffee, in a relaxed ambience, you will prepare tinctures, infusions and hydrolates. You will learn about the traditional processes and techniques we employ while we share stories and other oddities related to the brand’s creation and our products themselves. Right there, with the distilled fragrances obtained, you will bottle your day’s experience in a flask, heading home transformed, with the fragrance corresponding to your walk and a gift pack of our products in hand.

Where. Finca Carriel dels Vilars, in Els Vilars d’Espolla (Alt Empordà-Girona).

Duration. 7h

Route. Circular route arriving to one of the most beautiful megalithic remains on the area. Low difficulty. First 15-20 minutes of ascent but then the rest is downhill.

Meeting Point. We meet directly at the route’s starting point, in the Carriel dels Vilars vineyards.

When we start. At 10.30 am, distribution of material and brief explanation. At 11 am we get on our way (in the hot, summer months we will begin at 6 pm).

What you need. Curiosity and a good attitude, along with a sun hat, sunscreen and comfortable footwear. The rest is on us: a basket and pruning shears, gloves, fresh water, homemade lemonade, wine, food, coffees and other delights. Oh, and an important recommendation: don’t come wearing perfume or cologne. This may seem obvious, but it is worth reminding you. Keep in mind that some shampoos, conditioners and deodorants that have been synthetically scented are so ‘effective’ that the cloud of falsely-derived pleasant scent surrounding you will not let you and the others truly enjoy the experience.

Group size. From 8 to 12 people.