Six kilometres later the traveller comes to the jewel in the crown of Tajo Internacional. Its name comes from Arabic and means ‘The Bridge’; crossing its imposing Roman bridge on a motorbike is something you have to do at least once a lifetime. This enclave was the nerve centre of the Order of Alcántara and is now the nerve centre of the Tajo Internacional Nature Reserve. If you feel like knowing more you can find out everything at the Interpretation Centre of the Tajo Internacional Nature Reserve and Biosphere Reserve (Calle Cuatro Calles, 2) and at the Tourist Office (Avenida de Mérida, 21).
On top of all this you can enjoy the beach. Yes, we mean it, because a few kilometres away you can park your motorbike and take a dip at the Alcántara Quarry and end the day with incredible views from the viewpoint of the dam. Both places are accessible by motorbike.
The Quarry is also one of the best places to observe black storks, Egyptian and griffon vultures, or the blue rock thrush. This is why our visit must be especially respectful with the location above all during the spring, which is the breeding season of the main species of birds which nest on its crags.