Autumn brings with it lower temperatures but still pleasant to enjoy outdoor activities. Not because fall comes we have to give up these and lock ourselves at home. There are numerous activities to do in autumn that allow us to enjoy the singularities of this time of year.
We can think of many plans that we can carry out throughout the year but that in autumn they have a special color. Whether in company or alone, lovers of outdoor sports will be able to enjoy unparalleled landscapes at this time. But there are also other more relaxed activities that you can enjoy a lot.
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Hiking through natural parks
Autumn gives us enchanting landscapes and that makes it the ideal time to visit one of the many natural parks in our country. These also offer us different routes so it is not difficult to adapt the walks to the characteristics of the group.
Do you need some ideas? There are many natural parks that look especially beautiful in autumn: Fraga de Catasós in Pontevedra, Gorbeia in the Basque Country, Urbasa in Navarra, Somiedo in Asturias, Picos de Europa in León, Montseny in Catalonia, Arribes del Duero in Zamora and Salamanca, Cazorla, Segura and las Villas in Jaén, the Sierra Nevada in Granada….
If you go with children You can make the walks more enjoyable by doing something as simple as collecting autumn leaves, classifying them by the tones of their foliage, which in autumn will move from green to yellow and red. Afterwards, you can choose the best ones and dry them in a homemade press to make different crafts in winter.
Bike routes through the greenways
With the change of foliage to yellow and ocher, there are greenways that transform in autumn. And why not rediscover them by bike? They say the bikes are for the summer but autumn temperatures are much more pleasant to enjoy this hobby, don't you agree?
In Spain there are 2.000 kilometers of greenways, in their great majority traced on old dismantled train routes. Since most of them follow the route of the old tracks, they are also flat, so they are pleasant walks for the whole family.
The Sierra de la Demanda Greenway between La Rioja and Burgos, the Plazaola Greenway in Navarra, the Carrilet Greenway that crosses the valleys of the volcanic region of La Garrotxa, the Oso Greenway in Asturias and the Greenway of Monfragüe in Cáceres, are just some proposals.
Go for mushrooms
With the arrival of autumn, the mushroom season in Spain begins. At this time of year they can be collected boletus, morels, chanterelles, chanterelles, trumpets of death ... Some grow at the base of trees, while others grow on wood in the process of decomposition.
Searching for mushrooms, collecting and cooking them, is a good way to spend time outdoors. One more of the activities to do in Autumn that allows you to enjoy alone or in the company of nature. Before you get started on it, however, it is important to know the different species and to know which ones are toxic and which ones are edible.
There are many kinds of fungi and some can be fatal if swallowed, so getting started with someone who is an expert on the subject can be of great help. Learn the essentials and then do not stop training to collect seasonal mushrooms and consume them smoothly.
Do you have a garden? Enjoy doing the typical tasks of this time of year. Remove any diseased plants or plant material to prevent the spread of pests and diseases. Afterward, prune conifers and evergreens and apply organic compost.
This time of year is also the ideal to plant tulip, hyacinth or daffodil bulbs. For fall bulbs and annuals to bloom in spring, you will need to plant in the fall. You can also plant seasonal flowers such as chrysanthemums, pansies or heather that will beautify the garden
Yes, on the other hand, you want to start gardeningAt this time you can plant celery, onion, broccoli, parsnip, carrot or spinach, as well as aromatic herbs such as valerian, rosemary, thyme or parsley.
Which of these activities to do in Autumn attracts your attention the most?