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We offer unique Walking Holidays and Cultural Tours in Soria, Northern Spain . Small groups, family run business committed to providing a holiday experience that benefits both the visitor and the local communities, respecting their culture and the environment in a responsible way.
Independent Trips . Private Groups . Self Led Walking Holidays . 7 Day Guided Tours . Customised Itineraries
Our journeys are located solely in Soria, a rural part of Northern Spain known for its pure clean air , due to its expanse of forests, nature parks, grazing lands and lack of heavy industry.
You will stay in some of the finest rural accommodation in the region, selected for their charm and attention to detail. Dine in restaurants recognised for their regional menus and use of local produce.
Our aim, is when you finish your holiday with Spanish Footsteps you do so with a greater understanding of the Soria province. We do this by providing information on Soria's history, environment, culture, excellent gastronomy and wine .
We are committed to providing you with a personal, seamless and truly unique Spanish holiday experience.
Friendly Personal Service ~ Wildlife ~ Walks for All Levels ~ Nature ~ Relaxing Trails ~ History ~ Spectacular Scenery ~ Historic Rural Inns ~ Culture
NATURE IN SORIA
Soria's vast expanse of forests, deep valleys and pristine natural protected areas, make it the perfect habitat for a variety of wild animals and plant life. Including, Red Deer , Roe deer, Wild Boar, Otter, Squirrel and Fox. With little traffic on the roads and minor disturbance by man, you will have a better chance of seeing wildlife. See the
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BIRDS OF PREY (Vultures and Eagles)
The Canyon Rio Lobos Nature Park is a protected area and the natural habitat of various birds of prey including, the Golden Eagle one of the largest birds of prey in the province and the Griffon Vulture, whose numbers have risen by 52% in the last few years. Recent studies show there are now over 200 pairs of Griffons in the park alone. Soria has a number of Special Bird Protection Zones where you can see these and other protected bird species, such as the extremely rare Duponts Lark.
WILD FLOWERS AND HERBS
Along the network of walking trails that cross the province you will find wild flowers and herbs which have been collected by the villagers for centuries. Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Heather and Sage fill the air with their distinctive scent and the Chamomile collected has long been used for medicinal purposes. From spring the land transforms with colour as the Orchids, Iris', Peony and other wild flowers start to bloom.
As the streams make their way from the higher grounds towards the River Duero you will find an abundance of wildlife harbouring these areas. The Otter and European Mink are starting to make a welcome comeback and the rivers are teaming with fish including Trout and a variety of freshwater Crayfish.
SORIA has opted to promote a new type of tourism, conserving its natural environment. No matter which time of year you visit, the landscape will appear different as the colours of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter blend into each other.
The history of Soria is evident in every corner of the province. The rock art sites are testimony to human occupation in this area for over 5000 years. The fossilised dinosaur footprints dating back 140 million years are clearly visible in many archaeological sites . Evidence of its past great importance can be seen in the Celt Iberian and Roman settlements of Numancia, Tiermes and Uxama.
Soria has the greatest concentration of castles in Europe , as these were the frontier lands for the battles between Christian and Arab armies. Examples of Romanesque architecture can be seen in its numerous churches and hermitages and medieval villages tell tales of Knights Templar and El Cid. Antonio Machado, Spain 's favourite poet was sent into great heights of lyricism, by the beauty he saw whilst wandering these lands.
Soria has opted to promote a new type of tourism, conserving its natural environment . No matter which time of year you visit, the landscape will appear different as the colours of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter blend into each other.
If you are looking for something original and refreshing, visit our website today to find out more about the unique holiday options we have on offer.
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