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Enjoy Spain's autumnal colours with these five easy hikes
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 @ 10:05 PM

Nature's colours are calling us! This is possibly the best time of year to dust off those hiking boots and get outside to enjoy the idyllic landscapes on offer. For the little ones, a carpet of freshly fallen, crisp autumn leaves that crunch underfoot adds another dimension of enjoyment.

big tree roots trail - river Batuecas - Salamanca


In the historic centre of La Alberca, one of the prettiest villages in the Sierra de Francia in the province of Castilla y León, and where this 8km circular trail through the Parque Natural de las Batuecas begins, the houses are huddled so closely together that their eaves practically touch one another. The trail takes us through a forest of oak and chestnut trees, past the Montón de Cantos cross, right to the door of the Majadas Viejas hermitage. It then continues towards a picturesque lagoon and on to the San Marcos hermitage, before heading across the Fuente Castaño recreation area back to our starting point. More information at

View of  Santalla de El Bierzo - photo credit -


Known by many as the 'clay cathedrals', the main attraction on this trail are the enormous outcrops of clay-rich earth, similar to Las Médulas in Ponferrada, El Bierzo, although these have been formed by natural erosion. This 10km circular trail starts and ends in Santalla del Bierzo and can be completed in around four hours, although if hiking with young children, there is an option to shorten the trail by turning back on arrival at the hanging bridge over the river Sil at Villaverde de la Abadía. Along the trail there are viewpoints, century-old oak and chestnut trees, water mills, hermitages and even a castle (Cornatel). More inforation at



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