In Hard Hobbit To Break We will never tire of telling you that you don't have to travel thousands and thousands of kilometers to discover incredible spaces. And it is that those of us who live in Spain are lucky enough to be able to enjoy spectacular natural landscapes, dreamy beaches, museums with valuable works of art, important archaeological sites, buildings with history, cosmopolitan cities, a wide range of cultural and nightlife…
Today we want you to learn more about one of those places in our country that is truly worth knowing. We are referring to Jerte Valley, a region located in the north of Extremadura (Cáceres) made up of 11 municipalities that is considered one of the richest areas of vegetation in the country. And although it reaches its maximum splendor in spring, any time is good to enjoy this authentic haven of peace. Do you want to discover more details about this beautiful place? Well, do not miss anything we tell you below!
Located between the Sierra de Tromantos and the Montes de Traslasierra and Sierra de Béjar, the Valle del Jerte is the ideal place to enjoy nature and tranquility. Its name comes from the river that runs through it (the Jerte) and offers extensive forests, crystalline gorges and architecture traditional of great value. On the other hand, it is important to keep in mind that thanks to the mountains that protect the valley, there is a microclimate in which winters are not very cold and summers offer mild temperatures.
Of course, the true protagonists of this place are the cherry trees, which reach their maximum splendor during the spring thanks to the flowering period. In fact, during this time of year the valley is visited by thousands of people, something that is not surprising considering that the valley becomes a space for mantle white thanks to the more than 2 million cherry trees that are distributed in a wonderful way on the slopes and banks of the mountains. Without a doubt, a pleasure for all the senses.
The beauty of the valley is so great in the period from the end of March to the beginning of April, when the cherry blossoms take place, always depending on the climatology During winter, the Spring and Cherry Blossom Festivals are celebrated during these dates in the towns that form part of the valley, where you can enjoy numerous gastronomic, cultural and hiking activities.
The Throat of Hell
But don't think that you can only enjoy this haven of tranquility in spring. What's more, during the most joyous and colorful time of the year you may come across numerous tourists. Thus, a visit to this beautiful place is also highly recommended at other times of the year. For example, in summer you can enjoy the beauty of the Garganta de los Infiernos, a nature reserve that offers a hydrographic network full of natural pools, waterfalls, waterfalls, streams and pools, created by the erosion of the river. You will find more information about this place in our article “Natural pools in the middle of the forest in Cáceres”.
Many more things to offer
In addition to what we have just told you, in the Valle del Jerte you will find chestnut, oak and many other plant species. You will also discover here ancient strings of medieval lines, roads from the Roman era and Renaissance bridges. Then we leave you with our Gallery, where you will discover more images of this beautiful valley located in the province of Cáceres. Do not miss it!
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