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Hiking and Photography

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 Ortiga Muerta.

  The activities can be conducted in this region can fully satisfy all Nature lovers who seek their places in contact with an unmatched authenticity.

  At "La Escuela" we have detailed information on routes, scenic places, historical, interesting people, surroundings museums, gastronomy of the region, and so on. that are at the disposal of our visitors.

 Peña de la Cruz

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Hiking and Photography

 Naturaleza.

  We can practice together hiking and photography, with all imaginable variety of flora and fauna of the region, as well as tours of landscapes without any contamination. The immediate presence of the Sierra de Béjar-Candelario guarantees visitors a variety of settings, that can hardly be fully known during a single weekend.

 Naturaleza.

  Hiking is an increasingly practiced. This region offers a lot of walking routes, with exceptional views and a wealth of natural plants and animals that are really spectacular. Marked trails for ease of fans across the Sierra de Béjar - Candelario and its environs. From swamp to the high peaks of the mountains. From pleasant walks to hikes to mountain lakes, ski resort, cliffs, gorges, etc.

 Senderos por la Sierra.

 Website dedicated to routing information. Here are the related to Valdesangil.


 Peña de Francia.

 Rio Batuecas.

 Atardecer desde Valdesangil.

 Arroyo en Sierra de Candelario.


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History

 Miliario romano.

  For those curious about History, we suggest a visit to various historical eras: prehistoric sites in the same vicinity of Valdesangil, anthropomorphic tombs carved in stone, Roman, Roman forts, the remains of the Arab presence in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, many of them without leaving the environment of Béjar.

 Puente romano de la Calzada.

 Desagüe de calzada romana.  Muralla medieval.  Soportal de plaza Mayor.  Palacio de los duques de Béjar.

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 Ruta de las fábricas.

  In the same Béjar exists a path called Old Factories Walk, fully conditioned, along the right bank of the river Cuerpo de hombre, which went with the biggest textile factories, now abandoned, which poses a very interesting ride in which there are facilities showing the features of those industries, goes past the Textile Museum, under the metal bridge rail and ending on the end of the city wall.

 Ruta de las fábricas.
 Ruta de las fábricas.

 Ruta de las fábricas.

 Ruta de las fábricas.  Ruta de las fábricas.

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 Ermita en Barco de Ávila.

  The curious about architecture can tour, as well as ours, the surrounding villages and see the different in belfry and bell towers of churches, as we are on earth 'Christian', are of considerable size and constructed with blocks of the very abundant granite of the region. Visiting these churches can be seen some curious structures and the presence of altarpieces of historical and artistic value.

 Humilladero de Candelario.
 Iglesia de Sequeros.  Campanario de Valdesangil.  Púlpito en La Alberca.  Campanario de Neila.

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Sports

  The proximity of the ski resort of 'La Covatilla' makes the fans of this sport to have a way to practice their facilities. It is also a boost to your visit even in summer, because its location offers unique and breathtaking views.

 Plano de La Covatilla.
 Estación de La Covatilla.  Estación de La Covatilla.  Estación de La Covatilla.

  For adventure sports enthusiasts, quad tours, climbing, mountain biking, guided walks, archery, climbing wall, horse riding, paragliding, etc. we have the good collaboration of our friends from Outdoor Activo.


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Micology

  For fans of mushrooms, these sites offer a variety of species, which include boletus, the carboneras, the níscalos, the colmenillas, parasols, etc. out of the wide variety of flora that populate this area: chestnut, walnut, oak, pine, maple, holly, ferns, etc..

 


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Ornitology - Birding

Guided birding in the west of Spain

  Birdwatchers can enjoy the great variety of birds found in these environs. From the prey, which abound among the red kite, the black kite, the griffon vulture, some eagles, falcons, etc. to the smallest, such as striking orioles, blackbirds, magpies, etc. through storks (almost permanently present).

 

 Ansar.

 Garza real.  Búho real sobre roble.  Halcón común.

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Gastronomy

 Out of the cuisine of the area we can highlight these specialties:

- The famous "calderillo", which is an excellent beef stew with potatoes and peppers.

- The "patatas revueltas", mashed potatoes boiled and then cooked with the fat of fried bacon and paprika.

- Beef from different species, especially the race "Morucha", which ia a cow not too big and native to this region.

- As for the pigs, the Iberian pig, undisputed king of this area both the ham and the very different kinds of sausages, which includes another top product of the region: paprika (sweet, sour or spicy). Sausage itself from this area, we have the black pudding pumpkin named "morcilla de calabaza" (incidentally one of the few black pudding not including blood at all).

- About Iberian pig we can also highlight some less familiar in other regions such as the "cruceta" (or "secreto"), the "pluma", the "bola", etc.. that, on the grill, will delight diners the best.

- As for the vegetables in the area, deserve special mention the wide variety of fungi, mushrooms of every season, in addition to products of small gardens of these stocks.

-  At the Sierra de Francia area, there's a local wine from a grape variety named "rufete", that is becoming more and more known.

- If you wish to see some of the local recipes, click here.  

 

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