Welcome to Sierra de Francia
Hidden away in a remote corner of southwestern Castilla y León and until recently secluded for centuries, this mountainous region with wooded hillsides and pretty stone-and-timber villages was once one of Spain's most godforsaken regions. Today it's among Castilla y León's best-kept secrets. Quiet mountain roads connect villages that you could easily spend days exploring. Here, the pace of life remains relatively untouched by the modern world.