Ledesma offers various possible ways to enjoy its nature. Among them are several signposted paths, which can be done on foot or on ATB bikes; these paths go through the local area and even venture into the neighbouring municipalities: Cordel de Merinas, the road to the Playa de Carnaceda beach, the Peñaserracín route or that of Puente Mocho bridge, are but some of them.
We recommend the route to Puente Mocho, because it leads to one of the most charming spots in Ledesma, an old bridge that still has the remains of a Roman road, and which has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest.
After your walk through Ledesma’s territory,you’ll need a break and some sustenance, an excellent opportunity to sample the local produce that makes up our gastronomy, in any of the various restaurants in the town.
Once you’ve finished your lunch, you can choose to go deeper into Ledesma’s history by visiting the History Interpretation Centre, BLETISA. Located in the church of San Miguel, this is a space devoted to history and heritage, where the visitor can delve into the town’s enigmas, get to know its every nook and cranny, understand the past and sample its present.
On the same street as the Interpretation Centre, you will find a cosy woodcraft workshop where the visitor can become a “temporary craftsman”. Here, those who want to participate can create – under Marisa’s guidance and assistance – a work in wood and decorate it using the pyrography technique (fire engraving).
And then you’ll be ready to finish the day: after a peaceful dinner in any of the local restaurants and before you retire to your chosen Ledesma accommodation , we recommend you take a night walk to see the illuminated Historic Site. This will let you admire the bridges, the walls and churches under a different light and, in particular, the town’s skyline from the other side of the river, from the viewpoint located between the bridges.