Make a holiday apartment Valle del Alberche - Tierra de Pinares your home away from home
Apartments in Valle del Alberche - Tierra de Pinares would suit holidaymakers who want to combine action-packed activities with culture and sightseeing. The region surrounding Valle del Alberche - Tierra de Pinares holiday homes is one of tall mountains, lakes and winding rivers, ideal for a wealth of outdoor recreation, from kayaking to hiking. The time that you spend at your holiday home in Valle del Alberche - Tierra de Pinares will be nothing but relaxing, with amenities like private pools, barbecues and large gardens complementing the handsome rural appearance of these rentals.
Things to do
-Sights. In the west of this region is the Sierra de Gredos, a portion of which is protected as a regional park. It’s known for its towering peaks, waterfalls lakes and creeks, and is well worth seeing. The Burguillo Reservoir nearby permits human activity, and parts of its shore are lined with beaches. While, on the banks of the Alberche River are picturesque towns like Navaluenga, famed for its necropolis and Romanesque bridge.
-Outdoor adventure. The surrounding landscape of mountains, woodland and rivers provides the ideal setting for horseback rides, hiking, mountain biking, climbing and 4x4 trips. By water you can go rafting or canoeing, or stay dry on the banks and try your hand at fishing. In Navaluenga there’s also a nine-hole golf course set in 30 hectares of conifer and oak forest.
-Cuisine. Traditional gastronomy in this region is meaty to help fight the cold winters. Roast sucking pig, lamb and beef appear on many rural menus here. Freshwater fish is also popular, sourced straight from the Ambles and Alberche rivers. Castilian soup is another characteristic dish, made from a blend of meat cooked with breadcrumbs. The River Alberche is also known for its full-bodied red wines.
-Avila. This is a fascinating historical city that was reinforced in the 1100s to serve as a Spanish defence against the Moors. Most of the walls are still intact, and they are bolstered by 82 semi-circular towers, and feature nine original gates. The city’s cathedral is also unique, because one side of it is part of the city’s defences.
-Madrid. When it comes to culture there can’t be many European cities better endowed than Madrid. Three high-profile art museums are located here. There’s the Museo del Prado, with a stunning collection that includes Rubens, Velazquez, Caravaggio and Titian. The Thyssen-Bornemisza has 19th and 20th Century art by Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Bacon and Kandinsky. There’s also the Reina Sofia Museum, as well as a host of historic sights, great nightlife, shopping and dining here.
Weather in Valle del Alberche - Tierra de Pinares
Holiday rentals in Valle del Alberche - Tierra de Pinares are in a part of Spain that has a mixture between a Mediterranean and continental climate. This creates a large gap between summer highs and winter lows. Summers are consistently hot here, with temperatures that often get above 30 degrees in July. It’s quite a short season, lasting from June to September. Temperatures drop sharply towards the end of the year, and by December there are sub-zero temperatures at night, and highs of six or seven degrees by day.
Travel to Valle del Alberche - Tierra de Pinares
If you’re heading to a Valle del Alberche - Tierra de Pinares holiday apartment from Britain, then the best way to get there is via Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD). It’s officially Spain’s largest airport, and receives lots of traffic from the UK via both low-cost carriers and upmarket airlines. The Valle del Alberche – Tierra de Pinares region is just over 120 kilometres west of Madrid, and about 90 minutes by car on the M-501. By bus, the private company Cevesa operates a number of frequent routes from Madrid to this region.