Mushrooms are one of the reasons why we are looking forward to autumn. The rains and, to a certain extent, the cold, are necessary for this exquisite delicacy to grow in some areas of the country.
When autumn arrives and the summer holidays come to an end, we need to look for new places to travel and to enjoy our time outdoors and travelling. And what better way than enjoying mycological tourism during these autumn days. Enjoying a walk in nature, rural tourism, and looking for the best mushrooms of the season seems like a good plan to enjoy the post-summer season.
But first, there are a few basic tips to keep in mind. To begin with, it is necessary to carry a guide to know which mushrooms we can and cannot take, as some of them can be poisonous and bad for our health, even deadly. In addition, it is necessary that we carry a wicker basket to be able to transport them and never do it in a plastic bag since they would not perspire and they would spoil.
We must take with us a very sharp knife to be able to cut the mushrooms through the trunk, in its cerrarst part to the ground. In addition, we must make sure that we have permission to collect mushrooms, as in some areas special permits are required.
As for the best areas to enjoy the best mycological tourism, one of the best areas is the province of Barcelona, where we can take a trip from the Berguedá region to the forests of Puigventós.
In the province of Madrid, the best mushrooms can be found in the forests near the regions of Pinares Llanos, Fuenfría or Lozoya. While in Malaga, the best place to find the best mushrooms in Andalusia is the Sierra de las Nieves natural park, where we can find more than 400 species of mushrooms (some of them poisonous).