Whatever the time of year, there are wonderful cycling routes throughout the hotel grounds. Take one of our mountain bikes – free for all our guests – and we’ll take care of the rest. We can help you plan a short or long route with a picturesque break by the river or in the woods, to enjoy a delicious picnic prepared by us. End the day with a renewed sense of wellbeing in such natural surroundings.
Set out from the hotel with one of detailed route plan and soak up the particular pleasures of the countryside at a sedate or challenging pace, as you prefer. Look out for a Golden or Bonelli eagle, kingfishers, otters, red squirrels, pine martins and even Spanish mongoose. Immerse yourself in the pure mountain air fragranced with rosemary and thyme, pausing to enjoy one of our special picnics. If fancy company, Clouseau, our Pyrenean mastiff, is always happy to come along.
The night skies above La Torre both in summer and winter are spectacularly clear. It would be difficult to find anywhere in Europe today so totally free from light pollution. We have a powerful telescope for our guests as well as an outside stargazing area with fire pit.
Next workshop: 5th & 26th NovemberMore information
La Torre del Visco is the ideal place to learn and practice the techniques for nature and night photography. The complete absence of light pollution, the extraordinarily clear night skies, the brilliance of the stars and our pristine natural environment with exquisite flora and fauna offer unique creative opportunities. The courses are led by experts in the field.
An introduction to the aromatic and medicinal herbs and plants most commonly found and used in the area. A trip into the countryside to gather the herbs and plants is followed by a workshop on how to dry and store them. You will then learn how to make moisturising creams, pain-relieving massage oils, herbal remedies for coughs and colds and bouquets to freshen rooms.
A practical workshop with our experienced gardener, an expert in organic techniques, which takes place in our own vegetable plot that supplies our restaurant. Learn the basic principles, preparation and how to solve the most frequent problems to enable you to grow your own healthy produce for the family.