Valle del Ambroz
The Ambroz Valley is a place of contrasts surrounded by mountains over 2,000 meters with proper names such as Pinajarro, as well as pasture lands at an altitude of only 500 meters.
This is the perfect place to practice sports in contact with nature: amazing hiking trails, cycling and all the possibilities offered by the new rail trail Vía Verde - Camino Natural de la Plata. The rail trail Vía de la Plata crosses the Ambroz Valley from South to North.
There are lots of charming accommodations, from luxury to traditional ones, as well as tasty cuisine, focused on local products, like roasted meat, ham, cheese, or vegetables.
There is plenty of water and meadows where peppers are grown for the production of the famous paprika of Aldeanueva del Camino by the Ambroz river, which gives the valley its name. This river offers incredible natural pools, such as the ones in Casas del Monte or Abadía, as well as waterfalls like La Chorrera.
The Vettones, Celts and Jews left their cultural imprint as they passed through the map of Spain shaped like a bull's skin. The Celtic Bull in Segura de Toro or the Jewish Quarter in Hervás are some of their legacies. Other legacies are the snow well and the wolf pen in La Garganta, or the Roman baths in Baños de Montemayor.
These mountains dominate a landscape with dense chestnut and oak tree forests hanging on their shady slopes, in addition to the terraces with cherry and plum trees in Gargantilla.
There are lush pasture lands dotted with holmoak and corkoak trees in the lower valley. In some cases the trees resemble a natural cathedral, which is the case of the Castaños del Temblar.
The Magic Autumn (Otoño Mágico) in the Ambroz Valley is a festival that has been declared of National Touristic Interest which since 1998 is celebrated during the month of November.