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Ambroz Valley - Map and Directions

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

The Ambroz Valley is located north of the province of Caceres and on the border of the province of Salamanca, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos and Béjar. It is made up of several villages that were born through the course of the River Ambroz, which gives the region its name.

 

 

AROUND THE REGION:

With 235 km2, divided between mountains that are more than 2,000 meters high, rivers and gorges, forests, pastures, roads full of history and authentic villages, forming a set of rich natural landscape and heritage. The Ambroz Valley connects its obvious appeal with its strategic location in the heart of the Northern Mountainous regions of Extremadura. Flanked by the Caceres region of Jerte Valley and La Vera on the east as well as Granadilla, and the Sierra de Gata on the western side and on the south you can find Plasencia and Sierra de Bejar which is the northern district of Salamanca.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

The best way to get to the Ambroz Valley is by taking the N-630 Highway Gijón- Sevilla that will soon become the “Autovía de la Plata” that crosses from north to south and runs parallel to the ancient Roman Via de la Plata.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM NEARBY CITIES AND MADRID:

MADRID:

To come from Madrid there are two possibilities:
- Madrid - Talavera - Navalmoral - Plasencia - Valle del Ambroz: 275 km (takes about 2.30 hrs.)
This route is the most common. From Madrid to Navalmoral by N-V. Here we take the EX-108 detour towards Plasencia, where you’d take the N-630 (Northbound) to the Ambroz Valley

- Madrid - Villacastín - Avila - Béjar - Ambroz Valley. 239.5 km (estimated 2.40 hrs.)
On this route you leave Northern Madrid by taking the A-6 towards Villacastín, where you’d  get on the  N - 110 Avila. Then after reaching Piedrahita you will take the SA-101 towards Béjar. Right before getting to Béjar get on N-630 and take it all the way until you reach Ambroz Valley.

LISBON:

435 Km (approximate time: 4.30 hrs.)
From the IP - 7 towards Badajoz, where you’d then get on the EX - 100 towards Cáceres. Then follow the N - 630 until you reach Ambroz Valley.

SEVILLA:
400 Km., (approximately 4,45 hrs.)
Take the N – 630.

SALAMANCA:
90 Km., (about 1 hour)

Take N-630 and you reach Ambroz Valley directly from Salamanca.

BÉJAR:
15 Km. (about 20 minutes) Take the N-630

CÁCERES:
110 Km. (approximately 1,15 hrs.). Take the N-630

PLASENCIA:
30 Km. (about 25 minutes). Take the N-630

JERTE VALLEY:
There are two possibilities:
- Take the Puerto de Honduras, from Cabezuela del Valle until CC-102, about 30 km (40 minutes by a mountain road).
- Via Plasencia, 80km First take N - 110 and then the N - 630 (1 hrs. Approx.).

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