On their holidays, our guests deserve to enjoy themselves and that’s why we have launched new activities to turn their stay into an unforgettable experience. We invite visitors to stimulate their senses: gaze at the stars, breathe the scent of lavender and feel the surrounding scenery like never before.
Although these activities are intended for the guests of the hotel, we have also created an experience for anyone who is exploring the Duero region with family or friends. The only requirement is that you sharpen your senses.
Looking at the sky. It is getting harder and harder to gaze at the stars in cities. Light pollution prevents us from the pleasure of looking at the sky. But given its size and location, Abadía Retuerta boasts a perfect firmament for the observation of planets and constellations.
We invite guests staying at Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine to discover the fascinating world of stars with a Celestron CPC 1100 GPS Telescope installed in a very special place: the Garden of the Monks, outside the Romanesque apse of our church and next to a chill-out area. The experience is free of charge, except in the case of groups staying at the hotel that would like to arrange it privately.
Lavender fields. As well as the autumn, the flowering season presents us with one of the most spectacular sceneries in Abadía Retuerta. One of the colours that defines the landscape at this time of year is the intense lilac of the lavender that grows in different parts of the estate. This idea is aimed at groups and they don’t necessarily have to be staying at the hotel.
The experience begins with a long walk that introduces visitors to the natural heritage of the estate and allows them to smell the distinctive fragrance of this plant while its flowers are being harvested. Anyone visiting in September will also be able to try different grape varieties directly from the vine.
Afterwards, visitors tour the winery and gather their strength with a selection of local products and three of the estate’s wines: the iconic Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial and two of our top-of-the-range single-vineyard wines. Will visitors perhaps notice in them some of the aromas smelled during their morning walk on the countryside? The aromatic circle concludes with the lavender essence experience —the essential oils extracted during the harvest and distilled in a traditional still.
Driving a convertible Mini alongside the Duero. Are you staying at the hotel, have an afternoon off and would like to do something special? We offer you the chance to drive the latest Mini Cooper Cabrio model and enjoy a ride with your companion on the Duero roads. The car is fitted with everything you might need to enjoy your jaunt among pine trees, flower fields and vineyards: a map of Ribera del Duero, fresh water, wet towels, an Evian facial spray and of course, a picnic basket with a snack to enjoy wherever you fancy.