Welcome to the land of cherry tree plantations! A natural region located in Extremadura, near Plasencia, in the north-east of the region. A place where the views stand out, especially in spring when the cherry blossom trees are in bloom, and where calm, silence and tradition are its most outstanding features.
Travelling to the Valle del Jerte valley region is to travel to one of the places that has been declared a Spanish Asset of Cultural Interest since 1973. It is made up of eleven municipalities that are lucky enough to enjoy one of the most charming natural spots in Spain.
When is the best time of year to visit? The decision is yours. Any time of year is a good time to discover this natural wonder, but if you do so during the second half of March, you will enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival, which is a Festival of National Tourist Interest and is particularly popular.
If you don't want the crowds, then summer is the perfect time because, as well as the warm temperatures, you can swim in the different natural pools. But don't worry if you were planning to travel in winter, because the views of the valley are equally impressive. In autumn you can enjoy the Autumn Festival of Valle del Jerte too.
The Jerte Valley has almost exclusively a climate that makes it ideal for the cultivation of the picota cheery variety, which is the Denomination of Origin of the local cherry from the Jerte region. A real delight not only for the eyes, but also for the taste as it is a product of excellent quality with which some of the most characteristic desserts here are prepared.
You will have already realised that this area stands out for its impressive natural surroundings, to which the beauty of the Garganta de los Infiernos Nature Reserve, one of the key tourist attractions in the area, adds to its beauty. There are numerous hiking routes where you will be accompanied by the sound of the water and its cascades.
Another of the options available in the Jerte Valley is the route of the ancient chestnut trees, a circular path of approximately 5 kilometres on which you will come across chestnut trees that are over 700 years old, which is why they are known as Singular Trees.
There are many points of natural interest in the area, so if you want to see them from a panoramic viewpoint, there are numerous viewpoints such as the Puerto de Tornavacas or Monte de la Cruz.
Can I visit a village?
Of course you can, because Valle del Jerte has many charming villages that are well worth making a stop to visit.
Navaconcejo is one of the villages you can visit here, as well as its parish church with elements from the 16th century. You can also visit Cabezuela del Valle, where you will find the Cherry Museum. It is undoubtedly one of the most unique villages in the region due to its triangular natural layout.
Jerte, Rebollar and the town of Barrado are three of the visits you can't miss in this region, so get your backpack and get ready to start enjoying Valle del Jerte in all its variations and colours.