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We travel the Iberian Peninsula in search of the best plans to enjoy autumn, whether through tastings, fairs, craft workshops or even a safari through the Paleolithic universe.

Safari and beekeeping in Burgos

Autumn is one of the best times of the year in Burgos, since you can enjoy nature and its traditions.

Thus, from Burgos Emociona, a project of the council, they propose a good handful of routes and plans, starting with a safari in

Paleolithic Live,

the first Pleistocene park with live animals in Europe, which offers a total immersion experience in prehistory.

It is linked to

the Atapuerca project

and is an activity that shows this stage of history through its fossils and replicas, but also with a 4x4 safari in which you can see, ten thousand years later, the species that shared territory with our ancestors.

Another activity for nature lovers is the

visit and honey tasting in Apimara,

where visitors become beekeepers for a day.

You can also

sample craft beers at Cervezas Mica

or take part in a wood workshop at Bascones de Zamanzas, the creation corner of Nino Saturnino Fernández, who makes sculptures with curved and organic shapes inspired by the human body with his hands.

Beekeeping session in Burgos.

The ham route in Huelva

The town of Aracena, in Huelva, is one of the national epicenters of the universe of Iberian ham in Spain.

Within a unique natural area such as the

Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche

, a whole network of pastures, wineries, restaurants, dryers and other companies involved in the breeding and marketing of the Iberian pig is woven.

To discover the route in depth, you can choose to stay in the Hotel Convento Aracena & Spa as a base of operations in the area, a beautiful 17th century convent restored and converted into a unique hotel perfect for relaxing after the fair.

Iberian ham from Huelva.

Mushroom hunting in Salamanca

It is made up of

15 towns

(La Alberca, Las Casas del Conde, Cepeda, Garcibuey, Herguijuela de la Sierra, Madroñal, Miranda del Castañar, Mogarraz, Monforte de la Sierra, San Martín del Castañar,

San Miguel del Robledo

, Sequeros, Sotoserrano, Valero and Villanueva del Conde) located in the Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Natural Park and in the Sierras de Béjar y Francia Biosphere Reserve.

Hence, the community of Sierra de Francia, in Salamanca, is the perfect setting for any rural plan.

Like

mycological days

in search of the best seasonal mushrooms.

The experience is part of the

Castilla y León

Mycology program (

Micocyl)

, promoted by the Board together with the councils and more than 320 municipalities in the region with the aim of optimizing the management and valorization of the mycological resource.

Mushroom hunting in the Sierra de Francia.

Gastronomic autumn in Galicia

Until next December 18 you have time to enjoy the

16th edition

of the Gastronomic Autumn in Rural Tourism of Galicia, an opportunity to discover the most characteristic dishes of the region.

Sponsored by Turismo de Galicia, the protagonists are the rural houses of the community, which will offer

two different menus,

exclusively conceived for this occasion and in each of them there will be Galician products with

Denomination of Origin

(DO), Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) or certified organic production.

In addition, the Gastronomic Autumn Package is available, which allows you to taste the Gastronomic Autumn Menu and spend the night in the chosen rural tourism house, as well as enjoy the complete offer with the

Gastronomic Autumn Weekend

.

Then there would be the Autumn Plus, with complementary activities proposed by the establishments such as horseback riding,

canoeing

, hiking, cultural visits...

Galician gastronomy sample.

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