How is the 4 × 4 excursion through the Garganta del Infierno del Valle del Jerte

4 × 4 excursion through the Garganta de los Infiernos in Valle del Jerte

The image of Jerte Valley sure you have it associated with the precious cherry blossom landscapes that you can see for a couple of weeks in the spring.

But there are also other suitable times to get away to this place in the north of the province of Cáceres, in Estremadura, as it is at the beginning of the summer, during the time of the Cerecera, and especially in autumn.

In this way, in the Jerte Valley you find an ideal corner to enjoy nature landscapes At any time of year.

4 × 4 excursion through the Garganta de los Infiernos in Valle del Jerte

Its large extension of cherry trees on both slopes of the valley causes the slopes of the valley to be wrapped in white in spring, and that during the autumn they acquire a very peculiar combination of ocher and reddish tones.

This makes in the Jerte you can also see beautiful autumn landscapes.

Already in this regard, to enjoy its diversity of landscapes, among the various nature activities you can do, there is a really attractive, beyond enjoying its famous cherry blossom landscapes.

How is the 4 × 4 route through Garganta de los Infiernos

I mean the 4 × 4 mountain landscape route which we just did in our most recent Getaway to the Jerte Valley , this time during the fall.

This 4 × 4 vehicle excursion lets see panoramic views of the Jerte Valley in all its breadth, but it also goes into oak and chestnut forests that in autumn reach their greatest color.

Note that this excursion is carried out almost entirely by the restricted area of ​​the Garganta de los Infiernos Nature Reserve, which is one of the great nature attractions of the Jerte Valley.

After picking us up at our hotel, the 4 × 4 vehicles that participated in the excursion took us to the town of Tornavacas,

Its about village of the Jerte Valley located at higher altitude, at the foot of the port of the same name that joins this valley with the province of Ávila.

From there on a dirt road you will climb quickly to a height of almost 1,600 meters high, where the forest gives way to open meadows, and where you will find a curious rocky promontory.

In front of you, on the opposite slope of the valley you will have the highest peak in Extremadura. Calvitero, 2,400 meters high.

Bird watching in the Jerte Valley in Extremadura

And at your feet it will be easy to distinguish the location of Tornavacas and the road that goes up to the aforementioned port of the same name.

Where to watch birds in the Jerte Valley

In these high levels of the Hell's Throat you can sighting birds of prey.

To highlight a couple of golden eagles that inhabit this area, and that with the help of binoculars you may not have a problem locating them.

During the excursion you will make a specific stop to devote time to bird watching.

Other common species in this area are the royal kite, he driveway eagle, he goshawk or the Griffon Vulture.

Autumn Landscapes in the Jerte Valley in Extremadura

But also, if you do the excursion in the rainy or cold season, it will be easy to see specimens of Mountain goat who have gone down to the highest areas of the mountains where they take refuge in summer.

Do not be surprised if you see hunters because the area is a mountain goat hunting reserve, species of which there are about 3,000 units, allowing the hunting of about 60 a year.

From there the 4 × 4 excursion It will run through one of the most beautiful areas of it, along the upper edge of the mountain.

Forest the Gorge of Hell

In those places you can see the highest altitude holm oak forest in Extremadura, which extends about 1,400 meters along the slope of the mountain with an area of ​​92 hectares.

Little by little you will go down these places of the Hell's Throat, and you will pass through oak and chestnut forests, where in autumn the ocher color acquires all the prominence.

The Pylons in the Garganta del Infierno in the Jerte Valley

The Pylons in the Jerte Valley

The route will take you to the most popular and visited enclave of this nature reserve, the pylons.

It is a very curious natural site created by the erosion of the glacier that millions of years ago occupied the valley, which has formed those known as Giant Marmites.

The result is a succession of natural pools located in the open holes in the large granite rocks, which are very popular with bathers in the summer season.

Is next to the pylons when during the 4 × 4 excursion it's time to picnic with cheese, sausages and other products of the area.

This is the last stage of this excursion that lasts about four hours, which ends after going down to the town of Jerte.

Here you have all the information about the 4 × 4 Tour through the Garganta de los Infiernos in the Jerte Valley, of which there is option with duration of 4 and 7 hours.