Nature and Interior Tourism
Our country has much more to offer than the classic duo of “sun and sand”. Spain boasts a great environmental heritage around which a wide and varied inland tourism offer has been consolidated. It is not for nothing that as a country, Spain has the third most spaces in the world declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.
Interest in Spanish rural destinations has noticeably increased over the last few years. More and more people are attracted to the magical inland regions, with their great natural and landscape interest, which guarantee peace and quiet, as well as a rediscovery of the history and essence of each region. It is in these regions that you can admire beautiful natural countryside, lakes, mountains, rivers, cliffs and an almost infinite range of natural paradises.
These places also invite you to discover a fascinating world full of picturesque villages, towns, castles and small mediaeval towns, also offering the possibility of finding accommodation in magnificent inland hotels, where you can enjoy your leisure time from a new and much calmer and more relaxing perspective.
Throughout much of the Wine Routes of Spain, visitors will find themselves immersed in the fascinating history of many Spanish regions: their stories, monuments, customs, craftwork and their most authentic food and agricultural products, obviously including their wines.
You can enjoy all this, for instance in routes like Somontano, where you can see the Sierra y Cañones de Guar Natural Park, the cave art of the River Vero Cultural Park or stroll through the mediaeval village of Alquézar; the Utiel-Requena route, with its impressive historical and artistic heritage full of mediaeval villages, Mudéjar quarters and Iberian wineries, as well as the option of participating in wine festivals and local gastronomic exhibitions; or the Ribera del Duero, a historical place of residence for some of the most influential leaders of the Iberian Peninsula, where several Arabic constructions still remain as do archaeological remains witnessing the past presence of the Romans and the Celtiberians in these lands.
Thanks to its great environmental, cultural and historical resources, Spain offers both visitors and wine-lovers alike a magical return to the roots of nature and the rural environment.