The Jerte Valley, where everything turns white in spring
Come to Spain in March and you will be amazed by the beauty of two million blossoming cherry trees in the Jerte Valley, Region of Extremadura.
Can you imagine looking out at beautiful mountains, covered in white, but with no snow to be seen? Then stop imagining and come to Spain. This wonder of nature exists, and it is called the Jerte Valley. With the arrival of spring, this area of the Extremadura Region is unique, with more than two million cherry trees coming into blossom - a stunning display. Start getting you trip ready now because the sight is well worthwhile.
If you want to welcome the spring in style, then head for the Jerte Valley, close to Cáceres (Extremadura). If you make it you will get to witness a real natural wonder. Each year, around the second fortnight in March, the cherry trees open their flowers, covering the mountainsides in impressive swathes of white. Take an unhurried stroll on the tracks and trails between the valley's villages. What better way to leave the winter behind and delight in the new season?
Plan your trip well, because this special flowering period only lasts around 10 days, while its start and duration can vary according to the previous winter's weather. Furthermore, if you are a sports enthusiast, then the Jerte Valley is ideal. Would you like to know why? On your visit you can go on biking routes, quad biking, horse riding, hiking, fishing... you can even go paragliding. Are you up for such a complete programme? You will find all the information you need at the Jerte Valley District Tourist Office.
At this time of year, not only will you see the beauty of the landscapes. If you wish, you can also attend the Cherry Blossom Fiesta held in the valley during the second fortnight in March to celebrate this spectacular event. During the fiesta there are exhibitions, tasting sessions for typical produce, music performances and guided routes exploring the Los Infiernos Nature Reserve and the Cherry Museum.
Now is the time to plan your visit because this is a unique opportunity to enjoy one of nature's most stunning gifts, visible in Spain just once a year.
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