Autumn is here and its characteristic colours are starting to create beautiful images in the Spanish forests. Many Natural Parks become the perfect place to get lost in nature and spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Today we want to show you our 5 incredible forests for the fall season:
Known for being one of the biggest European forests, the Irati Forest can be visited all year long but it is in autumn when its natural beauty stands out the most. There are numerous paths to be walked or followed by bike and that are suitable for all ages. One of them starts in Ochagavia and arrives to the hermitage Virgen de las Nieves. An exceptional setting.
With less than 500 habitants, Fragas Do Eume is considered to be one of the best preserved atlantic forests in the world. The best way to discover this area is by taking a walk. Legends tell that there are little goblins that follow and protect you when you are in the middle of its foliage. In the heart of the forest you will find the Caaveiro Monastery, an old cenobium that has been there for more than 10 centuries.
We go to La Gomera to impress you with its laurisilva forest, an exclussive ecosystem which, dissapeared from the continent due to climate change during the Quaternary Era. Going inland you can see ferns, mosses and climbing plants that will give you the feeling of being inside a tropical forest. It offers several routes with different degrees of difficulty, so there are no excuses not to go through it.
We end up in Girona to get closser to the best volcanic area in the peninsula and its autumn charming atmosphere. It has more than 25 trails than can be easily followed thanks to their signs. Within the Natural Park, the Hayedo d’en Jordà stands out, very close to the Santa Margarida volcano and which makes walking around it a real pleasure.