The flowering of the cherry trees in the Valley of the Caderechas de Burgos

Every spring, between the end of March and the beginning of April, the cherry trees bloom, giving us really beautiful landscapes. Fortunately, we can see this spectacle of nature in different parts of the Spanish geography, beyond the famous Valle del Jerte. One of them is the Valle de Caderechas , a region that is located in the northwestern part of La Bureba, in the province of Burgos, Castilla y León.

Due to the mild temperatures that are being experienced in Burgos these first weeks of spring, the flowering has been advanced about fifteen days, so we can already enjoy its beautiful picture. Therefore, visiting this place can be a great plan for Easter , especially if you want to be in contact with nature. To finish convincing you that visiting the Valle de Caderechas is a great option, today we are going to explain more details about this natural corner. Would you like to join us? We assure you that you will not regret it!

A later flowering

Although this year the flowering of the cherry trees has advanced in the Valle de Caderechas, the truth is that it is the latest in Spain. In fact, although in many fruit-growing regions the season begins in April, in this valley it usually begins in June, lasting until the first week of August. For this reason, quality cherries can be found here when in other corners of Spain the production has already been sold. This is due to the microclimate of the area. According to the fruit growers of the place, during the next days in the lower areas the flowering will be at 50%, while in the highest localities of the valley it will be at 30%. Therefore, for the next 10 or 15 days we will be able to enjoy the blanket of white flowers of these beautiful trees.


Flora and fauna

The Valle de Caderechas differs from the rest of the La Bureba region due to its particular relief, its microclimate and its vegetation. For centuries it has been known for the quality of its fruit. In fact, in the Monastery of San Salvador de Oña you can find references to the production of apples and cherries dating from the year 1032. Here you can not only find cherry and apple trees, but on the slopes of the Valley you can discover dense forests of gall oak. , holm oak and resin pine, as well as scrub heather, thyme and other shrubs. As for the fauna, the valley is home to roe deer, squirrels, wild boars and different birds: blue tit, chickadee, owlets, kestrels, kites, buzzards …

Cherries and apples from Valle de Caderechas

It is important to note that in this valley burgalés 10 different types of cherries which, incidentally, have a particular taste and smell occur. Another fruit that is produced in this corner located 60 kilometers north of Burgos is the apple. Specifically, the Reineta Apple from the Valle de las Caderechas is grown here, although this year there have been far less than usual.


Hiking routes and artistic and historical heritage

How could it be otherwise, lovers of nature and rural tourism have at their disposal numerous hiking trails that offer hikers beautiful panoramic views. We also want to highlight the artistic and historical heritage, with interesting examples of popular architecture. In addition, you should know that all the towns of Las Caderechas offer examples of traditional houses. Special mention should be made of the town of Oña, an authentic medieval jewel. Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more images of this beautiful valley of Burgos. Do not miss it!

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