We offer the traditional Tour to discover the fascinating world of Leather, Footwear and Hat in the Bajío region, Gto.
Walking the PiCaSo® Route, you will know the historical origins of this industry that has given its letters of nobility to León and San Francisco del Rincón and you will discover the secrets of leather, footwear and hat manufacturing visiting avant-garde factories, traditional tanneries, workshops handicrafts, fur markets and specialized shopping areas. You will also be able to live unique handmade experiences such as learning to make your shoelaces in the style of the English dukes or carry out a stage of making the hat.
Ruta PiCaSo® represents an original option for learning about traditional and modern manufacturing techniques for various audiences (families, students, businessmen, tourists, congressmen and companions), in addition to raising the visitor’s awareness of the artisanal know-how of the Leather sector -Footwear-Hat from the Bajío.
Itinerary of the traditional Tour of the PiCaSo® Route
|9.oo||History of leather and footwear in León||Plazita Catedral, León|
|9.50||Visit of a traditional tannery to learn about the leather tanning processes||Tenería Santamaría Curtidos Corazón Mexicano|
|11.00||Visit a traditional leather goods workshop where you will observe the processes of manual making of leather bags, wallets and belts or a hat factory in San Francisco del Rincón, the national capital of footwear||Animal Exotic / Laredo Hat|
|12.30||Visit to a signature shoe workshop, recognized for its models of style, comfort and its artisanal hand-sewing techniques||Taller Atelier Amareto|
|13.30||Lunch in a typical restaurant (optional)|
NB: Our tours are subject to availability of the aforementioned companies and noticeable modifications at the customer’s convenience.
DURATION : 4 hours + time for lunch or shopping
INCLUDES : Private transportation, site visit, cultural guide and traveler’s insurance
MINIMUM GROUP : 2 People
MAXIMUM GROUP: 14 people
- All tours are scheduled to start at 9.10 am
- For logistical reasons, the tours should preferably be scheduled 3 days in advance to verify the availability of the sites to visit
- It must be booked with 50% of the total cost of the group and paid in full on the day of the tour.
- A minimum of 2 business days will be required for the cancellation and refund of the advance.
- Consult the available accommodation options recommended by PiCaSo Tours
- We handle special prices for students, consult us.