Cherry Blossom Beauty in Extremadura, Spain
Nowehere is there a more stunning example of the beauty of Nature’s work than at Jerte Valley, Extremadura in Spain.
Imagine a blanket of white blossoms across a wild sierra hillside. The reality is much better, with a spring awakening of over 2 million cherry blossom trees bursting with flowers during March and April.
Experience a Floral Natural Wonder
The people from Jerte divide the oncoming of Spring into 3 special phases. The first is “Valley Awakening,” the time when snow melts from the mountains into gorges below and an ideal time for hiking, walking and birdwatching as the migratory flocks return home.
The second is “Cherry in Bloom,” which is also known as “Cerezo en Flor” dedicated to the blossoming of the fruit trees that will go on to produce thousands of kilos of ripe, juicy red fruit a few weeks after the blossom display.
The third is “Petal Rain,” a magical 10 days during which you can walk through the petals of snow-white flowers. It’s a wondrous sigh and the ideal time to visit, with wonderful walks, biking and outdoor activiities.
Join the Locals to Dance and Feast
Nature is a part of the Extremadura way of life. The communities grow crops and sell produce to the local markets. During the Fiesta del Cerezo en Flor, there are many food and drink markets where you can sample local delicacies, as well as delicious alcoholic liquors made from the cherries of the previous season.
When the white snow of the mountain summits is replaced with the white snow appearance of the cherry trees, local communities, including Trujillo, know it is time for Spring. Everywhere you walk around Jerte, you’ll sense the subtle scent of the beautiful blossoms and you can drive from valley to valley, as each day another area of cherry blossoms flower. The first areas to bloom are usually the Valdastillas, Rebollar and Navaconcejo valley parks at the end of March, swiftly followed by other areas as April arrives.
Leave your Trujillo Villas Espana home early one morning and drive the circular tour route of Valdastillas, Piornal, Barrado, Cabrero, Casas del Monte, El Torno and Rebollar along the N10, before heading to the evening fiesta celebrations.
Enjoy the Heritage of Extremadura Nature Whilst Relaxing in your Luxury Villa
Villa rentals from Trujillo Villas Espana offer the best luxury self-catering accommodation in the area. Immerse yourself in the culture of the surrounding area, enjoying wonderful day trips, traditional restaurants and unspoilt stunning scenery. As a holiday destination, Extremadura is still a well-kept secret. It’s ideal for those looking to leave behind their busy lives, to take a step back in time and to enjoy century-old customs and gastronomy.