A walk through trees
Autumn is the perfect season to contemplate the change in nature and to walk through the forests of the Peninsula. One of them is The Hayedo de Montejo in Madrid it is part of the Sierra del Rincón Biosphere Reserve. It is a unique and valuable forest, even though it only covers 250 hectares. In addition, visitors will be able to contemplate amanitas, lepiotas, wild mushrooms or knights’ mushrooms although in no case is it allowed to catch these mushrooms as it goes against the conservation regulations of this protected area.
Another option is The Hayedo de Tejera Negra, in Guadalajara is a natural park located in a valley between the Lillas and Zarzas rivers. The fauna is varied. We can observe foxes, wild cats, wild boars or majestic golden eagles.
For those who prefer the chestnut grove of El Tiemblo (Ávila) It is located in the Valle de Iruelas Natural Reserve and is probably the largest in the Central System. Walking in the autumn among the chestnut trees of El Tiemblo has become almost a tradition.
The Strawberry Train
The Strawberry Train will begin its fall season on Saturday 26 September on its traditional route between the Madrid Railway Museum and the city of Aranjuez, allowing travelers to discover this oldest train in railway tourism in Spain.
The Spanish Railways Foundation has implemented all the health prescriptions set by the competent authorities to make a train safer than ever, a Covid-free train.
The trips are made in this campaign on Saturdays September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, and additionally on Sunday October 11. The different travel packages in Aranjuez are maintained, ranging from the classic visit to the Royal Palace to tours of the Tagus by tourist boat, or by pneumatic train through the historic streets and gardens of the city.
Leana Spa in Fortuna (Murcia)
The Leana spa in Fortuna (Murcia) has offered the only thermal beach in Europe for a few months, in addition to its three thermal pools and its Roman spa. Your offer? Thermal dream ?? Includes for € 150 per person from Monday to Thursday two nights of accommodation in a double room and half board, entrance to the thermal beach and use of the pools, a massage, a parafango, a spa and a steam room. At the weekend the price is € 192 per person. /
Wine weekend in Rueda
When the harvest approaches it is the best time to discover some of the attractions of the Rueda Wine Route. One of its proposals includes a one night stay with breakfast, in the Olmedo Spa with unlimited entry to its thermal pool, visit of a winery with tasting and tasting of local products, lunch at La Botica de Matapozuelos restaurant with a Michelin star, romantic dinner at the Olmedo Spa.
Getaway to Ibiza
Aguas de Ibiza, the new concept of eco-luxury for a 5-star hotel in Ibiza is proposed as a refuge to reconnect with your energy and balance body and mind. In the perfect location to explore the wonders of Ibiza, its turquoise beaches and its green landscapes. The natural as a concept of exclusivity. This vision in Aguas de Ibiza has made it recognized as the most innovative and ambitious boutique hotel in the application of environmental values. Price from 250 euros double room, open until October.
Ferrol, a Galician city to discover
Ferrol, which has always known how to combine history and current affairs, this autumn offers a multitude of different plans for all audiences. The Coruña city, which takes great care of customs and traditions, stands out for its wide cultural offer throughout the year. The Modernist Route, the peculiar Meninas do Canido or the naval route that includes the Shipyard and the Royal Arsenal, among others, attract visitors from all corners. Another good idea is to go hiking or cycling along its coastline, declared a Site of Community Importance for its scenic and environmental values. To spend the night a good option in the city center is the Hotel Carrís Almirante. In addition, its Asador Gavia restaurant allows you to taste the most typical dishes of Ferrol cuisine.
La Palma: the Canary Island with the most contrasts
Despite its small size, The Palm, known as Isla Bonita, is located in the extreme north-west of the Canary Islands and has probably one of the most diverse landscapes that we can find and will surprise any visitor with its extreme contrasts.
Jurassic landscapes, cloud waterfalls, lava mountains or green paradises full of bananas that flood its landscapes. A destination that deserves to be traveled in its entirety in order to truly know it. Nature manifests itself in all its intensity and variety through 706 square kilometers of unique landscapes that range from the purest green of the Laurisilva forests to the pure blue of its highest point in the Roque de los Muchachos. Wild black sand beaches, sea salt flats, volcanic terrain, or huge banana trees fill this peculiar island with contrasts.
Roses and its megalithic routes
Roses, the town of the Costa Brava, proposes an exciting time travel to 3,000 years a. C. to discover its roots in the magical surroundings of the Natural Park of Cabo de Creus. An active way of complementing the “sun and beach” –which can still be enjoyed in the early autumn– with hiking through its nearby mountains, where the prehistoric remains of its Megalithic Complex can be found. Dolmens, menhirs, cists and inscultures protected as Cultural Asset of Natural Interest.
Douro Cruise from Porto
The CroisiEurope company proposes a tour through the heart of Portugal and the Douro Valley, where you can discover unusual places of unconventional beauty. Cities such as Lamego and Vila Real, rich in heritage and tradition, and Guimara is considered the cradle of Portugal; tour the gardens of the Casa de Mateus, visit Vila Nova de Gaia and the tram museum in Porto are other activities on this tour. All cruises from 6 to 8 days with 15% discount on all departures in September, October and November with everything included on board and free Wi-Fi, from 625 euros.