December long weekend is coming and with it, many people enjoy a few days off to rest. This year, due to the health situation, it will not be a long weekend of big trips or journeys as in other years. However, there is always something to do that will allow you to oxygenate and recharge your batteries to continue with your daily routines.

In this post, we are going to try to give you the keys on what plans you can carry out to disconnect during this December long weekend. Depending on which Autonomous Community you live in, we offer you a list of suggestions from our list of destinations to plan a short getaway.

A bridge in Galicia

Galicians or residents in Galicia who do not have any perimeter limitations, will not lack a good variety of plans to do in nature, free of overcrowding. For example, good ideas are the plans that we present you in our article about the best places to get lost in the mountains of Lugo. Here you will find information about wonderful places and plans to get lost in the heart of the mountains of Lugo in the province of Lugo. Ancares and Caurelor in the mountains of Ourense of Pena Trevinca. The bridge can also be used to make more gentle routes as a walk, such as those offered by the route of the Camellia.

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Maybe in Andalusia…

Sierra de Grazalema

Andalusians without limitations of movement are in luck, since they enjoy a region of miles and miles of beautiful natural places with little overcrowding. Obviously, there are places that, due to their uniqueness or impact, are always more crowded than others, such as the Torcal de Antequera. On the other hand, one of the star destinations of this time of the year is undoubtedly Sierra Nevada for both hiking and skiing. In our article about the ascent to the Veleta peak in Granada, we tell you all about this route. In addition, among other places we can point out the wonderful Sierra de Grazalema or the extensive Natural Park of the Sierra de Huétor.

Maybe a long weekend in Navarre?

The Irati Forest

Navarre is one of the communities with the most cultural heritage on the French Route. If you are here, you will be able to enjoy getting to know mythical villages of the Jacobean route such as Roncesvalles, Estella or Puente la Reina. Nor will you be lacking in plans in nature, hand in hand with environments of great value as the Irati Forest. In our article “Discover the Irati Forest”, we tell you all about this amazing place.we tell you all about this impressive place.

Also in La Rioja

Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada

In La Rioja, you have the option of escaping to the ski resort of Valdezcaray ski resort. It is an uncrowded resort, so it is perfect. In addition, the Valdezcaray resort is very close to the mythical Santo Domingo de la Calzada so you can combine a plan in the snow with a cultural plan.

…or in Cantabria

Cantabria is a privileged region in terms of natural elements. There are countless routes and walks to do in its immense and beautiful protected areas. You can make a route through the Saja Besaya Natural Park, through the Natural Park of the Dunes of Liencres, or through the Natural Park of Oyambre..

Other plans

Couple strolling along the shore of the beach

On the other hand, if you have the possibility, you can always try to visit one of the small villages along the Camino de Santiago. In our article on the most charming villages on the camino we present you the selection of the most valued villages by the pilgrims.

What if I have movement limitations?

If you are in a perimetrically closed territory due to the virus situation, don’t worry. You have to try to take the positives out of having a few days of rest. Remember that even if some of the services in your municipality are suspended, you can always do some activities outside. You can go out to walks or short hikes with your familyWe are sure they will serve as an antidote to monotony. In addition, it can always be a good time to take up a hobby again that you have put aside for lack of time. You can also invest some of your time in planning a spring or summer getaway. If you have a dog, the Camino de Santiago can be a good option.

Keep in mind that although we are living in a complicated situation, there are always plenty of plans and things to do in uncrowded environments, without large crowds and
covid free
. And you, what are your plans for this December long weekend? We encourage you to share your ideas and suggestions with us.

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