The summer of the "new normal" is just around the corner. This year will experience an atypical summer, although no less pleasant. The current situation will change, to a large extent, the way of traveling and sightseeing, but, on the other hand, it can be a great opportunity to get to know some places in the country that many still do not know.

This year augurs a boom in national tourism. As of phase 2 of the de-escalation, it is already allowed to reopen the bathing beaches and beach towns must respect a maximum capacity and the safety distance between bathers. However, with the new restrictions, many tourists will opt for the turismo rural As a vacation destination to avoid crowds and find the long-awaited calm and tranquility.

Rural tourism, an interesting alternative for summer 2020
Rural or mountain destinations offer a wide variety of activities and alternatives to enjoy a holiday with your partner, friends or family. The rural houses are usually far from the big towns, with which it is possible to escape from mass tourism and disconnect from the routine and stress of the big city.

In addition, opting for rural tourism you can enjoy a large number of activities such as hiking, cycling, climbing or horse riding. Alternatives that offer connection with nature, calm and tranquility. A perfect combo for a different vacation.

1. Aran Valley: Located in the Pyrenees and oriented to France, it is a place famous for its high mountain landscapes, its rivers, its lakes and the fauna and flora that you can find throughout the territory. In addition, the more than 30 mountain villages distributed throughout the valley will leave you speechless. Mountain life and culture breathes in each of the corners of this valley, a perfect place to enjoy both winter and summer.

2. Picos de Europa: Another of the most prestigious rural destinations in Spanish territory is located in the Cantabrian Mountains. It is a not very extensive mountainous massif, but its proximity to the sea makes its beauty worth admiring. The Picos de Europa National Park brings together the highest peaks of the mountain range and is located in Asturias. In it are Biosphere reserves, hiking trails and more than 60 protected areas. In them, sport and adventure suitable for all audiences are guaranteed.

3. Ordesa and Monte Perdido: This destination located in the Aragonese Pyrenees is the perfect image of the high mountains and one of the most impressive natural landscapes in the country. The National Park offers a wide variety of routes and excursions for hikers and is surrounded by various villages in which to mount the base camp such as Aínsa, Broto or Torla to enjoy a rural vacation without equal. 

4. Ribeira Sacra: Little is said about the Galician rural landscapes, one of the most complete natural paradises in the country and one of the greatest hidden treasures of the Iberian Peninsula. La Ribeira Sacra is a nature reserve where you can relax and get lost, enjoying its canyons, rivers, spectacular viewpoints, lush forests, hiking trails and quality gastronomy. One of the most unique areas of Galicia will not disappoint any traveler.

This summer you can get the relaxation you need in a rural area and achieve a real disconnection and rest, away from the crowds of the most tourist places. These destinations can be an alternative to your summer vacation, without a doubt all of them offer a wide range of accommodation and perfect activities to enjoy with whoever you want.