When we say forest bathing in Spain,我们不是说传统意义上的游泳。We mean surrounding yourself in the beauty of the forest – whether that's walking,在树荫下徒步旅行或只是野餐或看书。也许你已经练习了20世纪80年代日本兴起的“森林浴”。Or maybe you just believe in the calming effects that time in the forest can have on our health.除了吹嘘最干净的空气和健康的感觉，西班牙全年森林的美丽是我们在这里从未想当然的。全西班牙.如果你想亲自体验它们，here are our favourites:-
The 10 best locations for forest bathing in Spain are:-
1 Sequoias del Monte Forest (Cantabria)
这座国家纪念碑的历史可以追溯到20世纪40年代，当时为了快速生长而种植了800棵红杉，但从未像计划的那样被砍伐过。Today,many of the trees soar up to 50m in height.这不是一个很长的步行（只有2.5公顷），但它是一个独特的，你的家庭，friends and pets will enjoy.我们向你挑战，让你参观这片森林，而不是拥抱其中的一棵树——树皮是那么的触感。这里的照片总是令人惊叹的，所以你也会拿走一个漂亮的纪念品！到这儿来，你最近的城镇是卡贝松·德拉萨尔，a charming agricultural hive of activity inland – and the forest is 2km from Cabezon.To make a great day trip from Santander or Bilbao,combine the forest visit (which takes no more than an hour) with some time enjoyingCantabria's cave art或高迪的卡普里乔在科米拉斯.This Redwood forest is included in our post onCantabria in Autumnand21的图像定义坎塔布里亚.
The second largest and best preserved beech and fir forest in Europe with 17,000 hectares in an almost unspoiled state in the Western Pyrenees of Navarra (next to the border with France).到这儿来，head for the picturesque villages of Ochagavía (on the west) or Orbaitzeta (5km east of the forest,where you'll find an interpretation centre).Inside the forest,the only noise you'll hear is the wild rushing of water.这一景观充满了溪流和激流，包括乌尔贝尔扎河和厄特许里亚河，which come together at the foot of the chapel of la Virgen de las Nieves to create the river Irati.You might also hear the birds such as goldcrests,雀类，robins,woodpeckers and mammals like foxes,wild boar,鹿和鹿。除了山毛榉和松树，你还会遇到榛子，elm,willow,枫树box,and juniper trees,和蕨类植物一起，地衣，苔藓，sloe berries and solitary oaks.The variety of colour reaches its peak in Autumn when warm browns,浓烈的黄色和梦幻般的红色点缀着树梢。这片森林非常适合散步或远足，你也可以在这里骑车或在天气需要的时候骑车，系上你的雪鞋或滑雪板。If you'd like to explore more of this area,朗塞斯瓦尔斯离我们只有一个小时的路程——这是圣地亚哥朝圣之路.To read more about Spain's Pyrenees,看看我们的比利牛斯游乐场.
3 Fragas do Eume（A Coru_a）
One of the best-preserved riverside Atlantic forests in Europe. With less than 500 people residing within its 9,000 hectares,these lush forests that follow the course of the River Eume are practically untouched.不必说，但发现公园的最佳方式是步行。这就是你欣赏橡树的方式，杨树，白蜡树和赤杨树，and more than 20 species of lichens and ferns 200 that live here.隐藏在森林的深处,你会发现圣Xoan de Caaveiro修道院，从哪里可以欣赏到壮丽的景色。This makes for a wonderful walk – have your well-deserved picnic on the church steps and take in the magic all around!离这片森林不到一小时的车程A科鲁纳and 80 mins drive from Santiago de Compostela – capital of Galicia and home to one of西班牙最著名的大教堂.
4 Faedo de Ciñera (León)
An hour's drive from Leon city,这是一个童话般的百年老山毛榉森林，处于良好的保护状态——在2007年被授予西班牙最好的保护林——也是LosArg_ellos列出的生物圈的一部分。Park your car at Ciñera de Gordón (a former mining town) and walk the 2-km trail to get to the forest.一路上，你会在这里发现许多采矿遗迹，从纪念馆到交叉的开矿口。As you walk along the wooden pathways,你会到达森林——看看你能不能找到法格斯——一棵有512年历史的树。If that's not incentive to explore this space – carry on along the trail to Hoces de Villar rather than turning back and you'll get to see a gorge as you walk the additional 8km of this circular route.这是矿工们从Villar del r_o到矿井的通道。
森林永远不会缺少色彩，尤其是在秋天——但这一年四季都充满活力——这要归功于1984年毕尔巴鄂的雕刻家和艺术家Agust_n Ibarrola的手工艺品。The Bosque Animado (the Animated Forest) is close to Santimamiñe Caves and the artist was keen to link the works of the ancestral Palaeolithic artists with the modern art movement known as land art.这是一个如此简单的想法，它永远不会给来访者的脸带来微笑。And it's not just a few pine trees – Ibarrola covered thousands here.To locate the Painted Forest,go to the peaceful town of Kortezubi,right in the heart of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.The alternative ‘open-air gallery' is just 35 mins by car from Bilbao and 45 mins from Gaztelugatxe – a wonderful monastery made famous of late by the Game of Thrones.For more,请参阅我们的指南毕尔巴鄂and the巴斯克国家.
6 Bosque de Muniellos (Asturias)
西班牙最大的橡树林，位于阿斯图里亚斯市中心。Mountains,valleys and numerous streams make up much of this space,那里的自然环境几乎没有受到干扰。The mountains of Muniellos,维利埃拉和瓦尔德布瓦是保护区的核心。One of the most interesting trails in the reserve leads to the lagoons of Candanosa Peak,冰川的起源可以追溯到几千年前。保护区内广阔的森林和灌木丛为棕熊提供了庇护所，wolves,狐狸，wild boars,roe deer and many other species from the Cantabrian fauna.As you ascend you'll get to see snow on the peaks pretty much all year round.Get in touch with us to get a pass as access is restricted to groups of twenty people a day and must be booked in advance if you want to experience the huge array of species of oak with canopies of up to six metres in diameter,as well as beech,桦木，holly and yew.This forest is a 2 hour drive from Oviedo – so don't set out without planning in advance.To compliment the visit to the forest with some Asturias coastline,看我们的指南西班牙北部美丽的港口和渔村.
7 Hayedo de Montejo（马德里）
Located at the foot of the Sierra de Ayllón,这个联合国教科文组织世界遗产地有一片古老的山毛榉草地，橡树和比利牛斯橡树。With 25,000 visitors every year,你知道贾拉玛河岸上250公顷的土地很特别。Home to 833 species of plants and 194 species of vertebrae as well as the 500-year-old,20-meters-tall beech tress plus the 100-year-old oaks,holly and ash trees – and you can join in the fun too.But remember this forest is a protected environment,so visitors cannot walk around on their own.Guided tours,免费的，are led by experts who reveal the secrets of the forest on a series of hikes through this unique landscape.NB Access is limited – we can request a pass online – or you can try secure one on the day from the Information Centre of the Biosphere Reserve in the town of Montejo de la Sierra which is an 11-min drive from the forest.The forest is just 90 mins by car from the capital.在你返回城市丛林之前，我们可以建议你在附近多停几站，包括Pedraza和Rascafria。马德里.
8 Fageda d'en Jorda (Girona)
站在海拔550米的克罗斯喀特火山的肥沃土地上，this beech forest has been a source of inspiration for artists such as Joan Maragall,是谁写的诗使这片森林名声大噪。Access is via a number of location (Can Serra,Olot,圣保罗）步行到加罗塔火山带自然公园的这一部分。别让这个名字让你感到厌烦——地震活动已经过去500年了，上一次喷发已经过去10000年了。这片森林距离基罗纳不到一个小时，甚至离贝萨卢更近，我们在指南中已经介绍了这片森林。从巴塞罗那出发的一日游and西班牙的犹太遗产景点.
其中一些树有300多年的历史，高度超过40米，直径超过1米半！80分钟后从巴塞罗那和吉罗纳到达那里——前往圣佩雷德托雷洛奥索纳市的塞拉德兰塞斯。你可以走很多远足小道来欣赏色彩和多样性，其中一条通向圣纳扎里-德-拉-沃拉-小教堂-在到达森林之前，这里的场地非常适合野餐或小吃。Attempting to tree hug some of the older trees is a bit of a challenge – with all those age rings making the trunks so large!This forest is just a 30 min drive from Fageda d'en Jorda – so you could easily squeeze in another "forest swim" in the same day – and still have time for a visit to费盖尔大理博物馆甚至是Costa Bravafor an actual dip in the water!
10 Bosques del Ambroz (Caceres)
Chestnuts,橡树，阿尔德，杨树，olive trees and oak – are just some of the treats in store here.If you like a good hike – there is wonderful 20km stretch starting in La Garganta and ending in Segura de Toro.You do pass through two villages where you can grab a drink or a snack but we like to pack a picnic to keep up a good pace.如果你在秋天来的话，你永远不会孤单一人——正如当地的倡议所推动的那样，秋天的魔法体验（正如它所说）和步行团体来自四面八方，来享受美妙的色彩。Although technically in Caceres,这片森林就在卡斯蒂莱昂的边界上，而拉阿尔伯卡离我们只有60分钟的车程driving tour from Madrid to Porto.If you're visiting in Spring,stay insideExtremaduraand head for the Valle del Jerte – famous for its cherry blossom – which we've featured here in our guide to theBest Places to Get Engaged in Spain.
内幕消息：Need help planning a custom Spain trip with time spent exploring one or more of these forests? Totally Spain can arrange a complete custom package for you including accommodation,我们还将照顾您的租车或为您预订私人司机。As well as booking relaxing meals at countryside taverns and arranging picnics in certain locations too.We can arrange gentle hiking routes too with a hike leader if you wish – they'll not only do all the research and carry the responsibility – but they'll also be able to talk to you about the flora and fauna – as well as life in the Spanish countryside.
想了解更多关于西班牙户外运动的信息吗？We've also written about the圣地亚哥朝圣之路鼓励大家走路，cycle or开车体验其魅力的部分。And for those of you with green fingers,have a read of our guide to the bestGardens in SpainandNational Parks in Spain.