The region of de La Vera is found in the north east of the province of Caceres, on the southern foothills of the Sierra de Gredos, and adjacent to the Tietar river.
A natural paradise of unending mountains, with magical and ancient pine, oak and chestnut forests. Ravines of crystalline water, waterfalls, pools, rivers and hundreds of little all year around beauty spots. A journey of the senses, unique and natural with one common feature – water! And of course the Tietar river, the spinal column of this region of Extremadura, that runs all the way until it joins the river Tajo.
With a benign microclimate the environment is continually in bloom. The snow of the Gredos peaks are present for several months of the year, but the winter temperatures are mild due to the shelter offered by the mountains from the cold northerly winds; while in the summer the warmth is gentle due to the natural vegetation and the presence of the mountains.
The region was the place where the Emperor, Carlos V chose to retire to, a fact that has led to the creation of the very popular and famous tourist route of the Emperor.
Less than 2 hours from Madrid
The De La Vera landscape invites you to explore! Its small villages filled with historic and architectural heritage, as well as its natural mountainous beauty spots, offer a beauty that is unique and unforgettable.
There are two alternative routes for going to the region of de la Vera from Madrid. The first, and quickest, is to take the A-5 /E-90 as far as approximately Oropesa, from where one takes the provincial and regional road of Extremadura and de la Vera (EX-203). The second option is to use the A-5 / E-90 followed by the N-502.
Whether coming from Andalucia or Castilla & Leon the best choice is to take the so called Autovia Ruta de la Plata and the A-66 / E – 803.
Extremadura and the region of de la Vera are synonymous with gastronomy. Of all the produce consumed and exported perhaps the most outstanding is the pimenton (peppers) that now have a Denomination of Origin. The cherries are also a highlight. Raspberries are also grown and, thanks to the abundance of water, market gardening produce (particularly vegetables) are of great quality. The goat cheeses are also of a very high standard.
The Comarca de La Vera región comprises 19 local municipal areas: Aldeanueva, Arroyomolinos, Collado, Cuacos, Garganta, Gargüera, Guijo, Jaraíz, Jarandilla, Losar, Madrigal, Pasarón, Robledillo, Talaveruela, Tejeda, Torremenda, Valverde, Viandar and Villanueva.
For further information see Discover de la Vera. www.comarcadelavera.com