Gredos Mountain Range and the blooming of the brooms.

Gredos Mountain Range

If you are going to be in Spain next June, don´t miss the chance to visit the Gredos mountain range. There, you will see one of the best sceneries nature has to offer during springtime: the yellow hillsides full of brooms in blossom. No other place in the world has this spectacular month!

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Let´s make a point about the subject; we are talking about brooms, but this is not the kind of brooms we mean (pic 1) but these are the brooms that grow in Gredos (pic 2)

Gredos Mountain Range

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Only in Gredos (less than 2 hours from Madrid, yet still an unspoiled natural area) you can contemplate more than 65,000 hectares of flowering mountains, with the Gredos mountain range´s peaks still covered with snow as background. The area is the home of twelve different varieties of broom, including one that´s indigenous to this place. Together they provide a combination of tones, which go from bright yellow to white, and also a unique vanilla-like aroma that flies over the entire landscape.

You can explore 26 local villages and observe 60 panoramic viewpoints with flowers lasting more than a month.

The local tourist business association has created the Flowering Broom Festival during the month of June, to promote one of the most beautiful sceneries Spain has to offer, yet still one of its best-kept secrets.

To celebrate the opening of the blooming season, the previously mentioned association has organized a weekend full of adventure activities to have fun in the open air. They are all FREE and it´s called Muévete en Gredos (Move in Gredos) and it will take place the weekend from 24th to 26th May.

Here are some of the activities offered:

  • Guided excursions to recognise spring flowers.
  • Long walks along pine forests and rivers.
  • Mid and high mountain hiking.
  • High mountain techniques.
  • Routes through the brooms with horses.
  • Routes through the brooms with bikes.
  • Canopy tour.
  • Hydrothermal circuit in a rural SPA.
  • Etc…

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More than 300 people will be able to enjoy one of these activities in the open air for free. They will only have to book in one of the accommodations associated to ASENORG.

A couple of them are part of our big Boutique Hotels Spain family.

Hotel El Milano Real 

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Hotel Esquiladores Posada Real

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If you still have time to discover more of what this Region has to offer, we encourage you to visit our web page about Castile Leon with some more charming Boutique Hotels from which you´ll also enjoy the beauty of nature and the indigenous tastes of this land.

These are:

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Let´s get a little orientation…

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Have a nice trip anywhere you decide to go in Spain!! We´ll be here waiting for you 😉

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