Oiling the Wheels of History

Oiling the Wheels of History

The olive oil contains several phenolic compounds and a ton of history! This tour has been designed for people who are eager to learn some of it while having fun. During our hike through the grove and back in time, the food, the fuel, the medicine, the light, the heat, the pigment carrier, will all come into one, as we will unfold the millennia-old relationship of our species with the ‘liquid gold’.

Theory will then come into life with a hands-on experiment session regarding the usages of the olive oil and its ancient production process. Somewhere under the trees the reward both for the hike and the work will be waiting for you, in the form of an olive oil tasting and a picnic with local seasonal goodies! Later we will head back to Biolea to see the stone mill and the presses of the factory and connect them to what we’ll have already learnt. Our tour will end there and you will hopefully have greasy hands paired with a satisfied mind!

Duration: approximately 3hrs
Total distance: approximately 3km (dirt road/cement/bits of trail, ‘easy’)
Participants: 2min – 6max
Cost: 100€/person
Meeting point: Biolea parking area
Necessary items: sunhat, hiking shoes, a bottle of water

The tour is available every Friday at 10:00am and 16:00pm if there is a request with the minimum (2) number of participants
Reservations for other days and/or groups bigger than 6 participants only upon request

* let us know in case of any food allergies/intolerances
** the tour will be accompanied by an archaeologist/licensed tourist guide
*** the tour is offered in English and Italian

100€ 3 hours



Hamburg, Germany

I had a very kind email contact with Chloe and we’ve visited biolea today. We had tour through the fabric, with a lot of information. It was very interesting and Chloe was very friendly! At the end of the tour you had the chance to try the different oils! Really good! We can recommend it!!!



Our guide was very interesting. The place is a little bit hard to find but it worth it! It’s a beautiful place to visit and the olive oil is very good!


North Carolina

Our experience at Biolea Olive Oil Estate was fantastic. Chloe, daughter of the owner, was friendly and knowledgeable about olive trees, olives, and of course the organic oil production for the family brand.


Manicelo Jumi


It was the first time we visited an olive farm and we could not have chosen better!
The road to the plant is spectacular, great views!!!




Great factory tour with lots of details about olive oil production. Learned so much about the differences in olive oil quality levels and production methods!



New York

We learned so much from visiting the Biolea farm — who knew there was so much to potentially learn about olive oil production? Our tour was fascinating and informative, and the olive oils are so delicious.