Gastronomic tourism in Spain

Gastronomy is a complementary motivation when traveling, although more and more it is becoming the main reason for deciding the destination of a trip.

Nowadays, when planning a trip we choose where to eat well.

Let's see how gastronomic tourism in Spain moves, in figures. In our country, gastronomic activity represents 33% of GDP and accounts for 20% of employment.

In this context, according to official data, 20% of tourists (more than 12 million) come to Spain motivated by gastronomy for three reasons: our products, the way of eating (or cooking) and our hospitality.

In our country there are numerous gastronomic routes to cider houses, meat or fish grills, pintxos and tapas bars. But also, cooking classes, tastings, visits to farms, cheese factories, wineries or markets.


The geographical situation, the climate and a rich history and mixture of cultures make our country one of the most appealing to travel, especially when it comes to food.

The great variety and quality of fish, shellfish, meat, agricultural products, wines or oils that we find make Spain a unique destination for gastronomic tourism.

Gastronomic tourism in Spain represents an opportunity to revitalize tourism and promote local economic development.

Therefore, gastronomic tourism contributes to promoting local destinations, maintaining traditions and taking advantage of the wonders of our products.

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The preferred season to travel to Spain, eat and taste our wines is summer.

Throughout the centuries, wine has been an integral part of the cultural, historical and traditional heritage of our region.

Whites, rosés, reds, cavas, sparkling... Wine tourism is a powerful tool to improve and preserve the cultural heritage of our region.

Doing wine tourism in Spain does not refer only to “tasting wines”. It goes much further. It is an experience that takes us to sleep in hotels and rural houses among vineyards, visit centenary or avant-garde wineries or receive classes by expert sommeliers.

This traveling experience aims to guide tourists who come to our region, along different gastronomic routes, well prepared and defined by the local LazyPedals experts to savor the typical dishes and wines of the region.


Your travel and walking holidays experience will be multiplied in a positive way, since, in each place, at each stage of your route, you will be able to get the most out of gastronomy.

These routes focus on the product and raw material from each area of ??our region, contributing to the knowledge of local production, a local and sustainable gastronomic objective.

Gastronomy becomes the starting point, the main reason for learning about the culture of a country or a place. To a certain extent, it will show you throughout your trip, from a cultural point of view, what is eaten in that place.

Gastronomic tourism in Spain seeks to enjoy food while we travel and discover unknown places.

The gastronomy of the Valencian Community has long shown its value.

In our region there is a large set of culinary traditions and great products that, thanks to the work of excellent professionals, have made us a gastronomic destination of international relevance.

Our region is characterized by the gastronomic variety of the different areas through which our tours pass.

Almost every town has its own popular dishes, which in some cases, are different from those of neighboring towns. This explains why gastronomic traditions in rural areas are so extraordinarily rich.

Our tours are characterized by the great variety of landscapes that they cover and their gastronomic variety is closely related to the landscape of each of these areas.

For example, in terms of gastronomic tourism in Spain, in inland areas you can enjoy Valencian rice dishes and stews following traditional, environmentally friendly techniques. Here, they are masters of stews and rice dishes with exceptional flavor, such as chicken and rabbit paella, a typical Valencian dish.

But, if you visit the coastal areas you can enjoy fresh fish and shellfish, fish rice dishes and a multitude of recipes with seafood.

As for wine tourism in Spain, the routes that pass through vineyard areas offer the possibility of visiting wineries that produce excellent wines, especially reds.

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Get to know a region through the senses and the palate. Sounds good right?

Enjoying a gastronomic route in Spain will bring you great benefits such as:

  • You will live an unrepeatable experience enjoying a good dish in a restaurant.

  • Our culinary heritage is based on natural and quality products. The Mediterranean diet is one of the attractions of our region.

  • Gastronomic tourism in Spain can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Thanks to the wonderful climate that we have in this region, you can organize a gastronomic trip whenever you want, as well as cycling holidays.

  • You will enjoy unique experiences individually, without stress, queues, or rush. Here we avoid the large masses of people.

  • Gastronomic trips are on the rise. The kitchen has become an attraction for tourism and there are wonderful hotels and rural houses throughout our tours.

  • Gastronomic tourism in Spain promotes the consumption of the typical products of each region. In addition, it generates employment and contributes to stimulating the wealth of the area.

Gastronomic tourism in Spain through the mediterranean means total success.

Enjoy the gastronomic offer that you will find in all our tours!

From Lazypedals we recommend the most delicious gastronomic routes in Spain for your senses.