Garganta de los Infiernos is an impressive nature reserve located in the north of the Jerte Valley north of the province of Cáceres, only 40 km away from the route of the Silver Route in Spain. Although its name might lead you to imagine a hostile territory and not suitable for the survival of any animal or plant species, the truth is that it is one of the most beautiful and full of life scenarios in Europe, made up of large mountains and dense forests. It is characterized by the hydrographic wealth coming from the river of Jerte that adorns by its innumerable streams, waterfalls and waterfalls.
Located between the Sierra de Gredos, Sierra de Tormentos and the river Jerte, this natural treasure of about 6400 hectares dating back 200 years, can be visited at any time of the year. During the autumn you will contemplate a beautiful landscape. In spring you will see the cherry blossom, while in summer you will have the opportunity to cool off in any of the pools located in Los Pilares.
The best of Garganta de los Infiernos are the routes available for tourists who love nature and extreme fun. Find out here what are the best routes available in the Jerte Valley, but also what other activities to do, where to eat and the best places to stay.
What to do in Garganta de los Infiernos?
In Garganta de los Infiernos the leisure options vary. You can contemplate nature or take a dip in the cold waters of its countless natural pools. Enjoy its waterfalls and take some pictures to upload to your social networks. The best part of the tour will be the organized routes to get to know this place better.
The circular routeof Garganta de los Infiernos is one of the most requested. Starts in the centre of Jerte. The crossing includes a passage over the Long Bridge to cross the river Jerte. You will see the majesty of the cherry trees and also that of Mount Reboldo.
This route will allow you to visit places such as Collado de las Losas, Puente Nuevo and finally Los Pilones.
Take the road again until you reach other dream places such as Robledo Hermoso, Collado de las Yeguas and Fuente de los Zarzalones. Visit Puente del Carrascal, Charco Bonito and Mirador del Chorrero de la Virgen. The route ends on the way back to Jerte.
Route of Los Pilones
This is a 3-kilometre route that starts at the Nature Interpretation Centre. Before arriving at the impressive spot of Los Pilones, you will have to visit the Chorrero de la Virgen.
Take advantage of your visit to Los Pilones to enjoy a delicious and refreshing swim in any of its streams. This tour is ideal to go with children.
Garganta de los Infiernos Route
To complete this guided route you must follow the path from Los Pilones where you left off on the previous route.
The path that you will complete after covering 16 kilometres in 6 hours will take you to the Risco Encinoso, Arroyo de los Tres Cerros, Garganta de Collado de las Yeguas and Puente de Sacristán. The Zarzalones and the Cuerda de los Lobos that you will get to know thanks to this hiking route will be just as impressive.
Where to eat?
If you are exhausted after the tours and need to recharge your batteries by eating delicious food, then check out our selection of restaurants:
Restaurant La Cabaña de Jerte
It has been considered one of the best restaurants in the area. It’s good seasoning has attracted hundreds of thousands of diners every year.
Their dishes are made with fresh products from the region, so a gourmet salad will leave you wanting to come back during your next visit to the Jerte Valley.
Port of the Emperor
In the middle of Extremadura Avenue, is one of the most important and best rated restaurants in the area.
This is Puerto del Emperador, where you will eat one of the best cod fritters and sirloin steak on a bed of migas in all of Cáceres.
Sésamo Casa de Comidas
If you want to eat delicious food and rave about good service, then Sésamo Casa de Comidas is the place to go. Try the suckling pig because it is sure to leave you licking your fingers.