Tips to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival

Spring begins very soon and with it, the Jerte Valley is covered in white with cherry blossoms. There is no estimated date for the cherry blossom yet, but thanks to the good weather, it is expected to start in mid-March. Very attentive because if you are interested in seeing this spectacle of nature, we will keep updating the dates.

The Jerte Valley is an ideal place to do different activities in spring and surround yourself with nature, at a time when you will see the Valley in all its splendor. Therefore, here we bring you some recommendations to plan your getaway and take advantage of the Cherry Tree Festival as much as possible.

See the cherry tree from privileged places

Every year more than a million and a half cherry trees bloom in the valley, which translates into a route of more than 50 km that you can take by car through the different towns that make up the Jerte Valley. But if you want to see the cherry tree from the best places, we recommend some viewpoints such as the Memory viewpoint, in El Torno, the Piornal viewpoint, or the Puerto de Tornavacas viewpoint. Here we leave you an exclusive recommendation, take note: In Cabezuela del Valle, you will find the hermitage of San Felipe and Santiago, which is located on top of a hill and from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the Jerte Valley.

Our recommendations

The Valley is filled with many visitors, both from Spain and abroad, in March and April, attracted by the beauty of the cherry tree in bloom.

Some charming towns where you can stay are Tornavacas, El Piornal, Jerte, Cabezuela del Valle or Rebollar. In these towns, you will be able to discover their traditions and their people, as well as their gastronomy, among which stands out, of course, the pillory, the cherry denomination of origin of this area.

If you want to spend a few days discovering this area, we recommend that you book your accommodation well in advance.

If you visit the Valle del Jerte from Madrid, the fastest way is by the A-5 motorway, but we recommend that you take the route that passes through Ávila because you will be able to cover the entire valley and enjoy beautiful views from the Puerto de Tornavacas. If you are coming from the south, from cities like Seville, the most direct way to get there is via the A-66 motorway, which crosses the entire Peninsula.

Activities in the Jerte Valley

Spring is the ideal time to do all kinds of outdoor activities, due to its mild temperatures. During the cherry blossom, you can enjoy many activities and multi-adventure sports such as canyoning, rafting, 4x4 routes, balloon flight, trekking, or doing hiking trails where you can see the cherry tree in a unique and different way.

If you want to get to know the Jerte Valley in detail, we recommend the Pilones route and the Garganta de Los Infiernos route, two short and simple routes, suitable even for the little ones. For the most expert, you cannot miss the cherry blossom route that starts from Tornavacas, where you can discover some of the best corners and landscapes of the Jerte Valley.

If you are interested in enjoying some of these activities, do not miss our gift vouchers, which have many of these adventure experiences and that you can enjoy on the date you choose throughout the year 2022, whether you are encouraged to live the cherry tree in bloom or want to visit the Jerte Valley at another time.

Do not hesitate to contact us to answer any questions, or to organize your next getaway. We leave you the link to the store in case you want to look at the perfect gift for Father's Day.

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