Exploring Spain

Just 2 hours of wonderful relaxed driving takes you through the Bielsa tunnel and into Spain. This time as the weather was overcast we pulled of the road and walked down a steep path and across a wooden suspension bridge. We spent a few minutes spotting some large trout, then walked up to a deserted village which was finally abandonned in the 1960’s.
Nature recovers very quickly and the old stone tiles were soon overgrown with trees and shrubs which finally exposed the wooden beams to the elements and within a few decades the roofs had fallen in.
The best time to visit for the variety of flowers is always late spring/early summer.
 
 
.you can stroll past this lovely spot, visiting hidden cave chapels and crossing wonderful old bridges abve chasms.IMG_0346e

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Guests skinny dipping after our picnick
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Another favourite place is Alcazar, famous for it’s gorges. For those who are less active, there is a beautiful and very charming village with some wonderful restaurants. This is in the heart of serious canyon country and for those that are interested or passionate about rafting there are plenty of companies that offer this activity at reasonable prices.
 From the cliffs of these canyons you can also spot the most amazing wildlife – a variety of eagles, kites, falcons and vultures regularly fly and nest on these walls.  
And there are some very reasonably priced restaurants here too and here is a sample of their fare…
 
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IMG_4511 Walking in the beautiful Aigues Tortes region
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Guests have a huge choice of interesting excursions, from gentler walks to high mountain treks. The scenery is stunning and the wildlife amazing. Sometimes there are large groups of vultures seen circling high up or sometimes perched after feeding as in this photo.
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If you want to find out more about wildlife, visit this page Nature Notes on the website

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