Cultural and sports activities in Cebreros and Ávila

Casa Rural Abuela Benita

  Spending a quiet weekend in Abuela Benita Cotagges and taking advantage of a welcoming stay, along with a good book or a board game, constitutes an excellent option. 

  Undoubtedly, you can do active tourism while going through the touristic spots of Cebreros in order to discover the charms of the village. You can also discover the surroundings by following some paths that pass by the eight roads of Cebreros, do mycological walks, all sorts of cultural and sports activities (contests, exhibitions, workshops, concerts, festivals), tournaments and competitions (cross alpine, grape harvest), fishing in the rivers and the reservoir...

  One cannot forget the ambiance of Cebreros; for those who like to party in the popular carnivals, the feasts of the Virgin of Valsordo, the vintage feast or the ancestral feast.

  Activities in Cebreros:

 In Cebreros there has always been a great tradition of celebrating Carnival. The locals dance the rondón in the streets while they drink wine from a giant barrel which has been put in place for the occasion. The parades, costumes and the rosquilla and retorcío doughnuts are also famous.

At Cebreros, the visitor can participate in various cultural activities (contests, different exhibitions, concerts, festivals, theatre), and can also do any kind of sport (cycling, swimming, tennis, soccer, basketball). One can also participate in different tournaments and competitions: championships of soccer in room, tournaments of clay pigeon shooting, of chess, competitions like the Milla Urbana.

  Some natural areas like the Valsordo valley, the bridge of San Marcos accessible by the cemetery road and other more mountainous roads like those of the zone del Risco del Castrejón, the rock that divides itself in the north of the village, all contribute to appreciating the nature to its full potential.

For fishing lovers, many places are appropriate: the residential zone of las Calas de Guisando y Puente Nuevo, different places like Cofio, Becedas and Alberche rivers, etc. In all of them can also take a dip in the summer, spend the afternoon relaxing with fishing and fun restful bath. Also within the township of Cebreros hunting there where you can devote to it.

    Sports and culture in Ávila:

 Many activities can be done in the area of Alberche et Pinares valley, as well as in Gredos and in the whole province of Ávila. Various enterprises offer all kinds of activities related to rural tourism including horseback riding, 4x4 or quad, bicycle or walks...

  In the Burguillo marsh, any aquatic sport is practicable: sailing, canoe-kayak, wáter skiing, pedal boats, diving,...

  In just 15 minutes driving you will discover a small special territory: the Iruelas valley wildlife park (Valle de Iruelas). Its hillside is covered with valuable forest formed by a great diversity of species. Its streams, stony structures and ancient trees give it the appearance of magical and enchanted forest.

You will find the center of interpretation of the nature and the observatory of the fauna, a place where one can observe predatory birds, an excellent ornithological destination.

  For those seeking a quiet place, the botanical path in Iruelas constitutes an excellent option, as well as the bars and restaurants nearby.

  If you wish to have an intense adventure day, some businesses in Gredos offer all kinds of activities: hot air balloon flight, canyon descent, abseil, archery, snow sleigh, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, speleology and caves, mountaineering, trekking...

 An interesting option also consists in driving around in the morning to visit the villages of Ávila, passing by Sierra de Gredos and other villages nearby. You can stop for a gastronomic lunch typical of the region. It is worth getting to know all the corners of the province of Ávila, all more marvellous than the other. The perfect place to do cultural and gastronomic tourism is definitely Ávila. You can play golf, relax in a spa, visit museums and monuments, eat in good restaurants and enjoy the nightlife… a city to get to know in all its depth.