Sierra de Guadarrama National Park (Madrid)

Less than one hour from Madrid, the Sierra awaits with its Alpine peaks, glacial lakes, swathes of natural pine and oak forests, ancient yew trees and abundant wildlife. Home to birds of prey like the magnificent Spanish imperial eagle, booted and short-toed eagles, black vultures and the impressive griffon vulture, you can also spot mountain goats and, if you're very lucky, a wolf - a shy animal and often difficult to find.
The Sierra also boasts a rich cultural heritage, as kings, nobles and clergy all chose these mountains in which to build their palaces, fortresses, monasteries and churches.

 

 

3 days 240€ (intermediate) or 265€ (advanced).

Three day trips exploring the heart of the park, the Peñalara massif. Dotted with glacial lakes and Alpine meadows, the highest mountain of the Sierra can be found here, the peak Peñalara (2428m). We'll hike through the beautiful valley of la Fuenfría with its native pine forests and lose ourselves in the imposing granite labyrinth of la Pedriza.

 

 

6 days 410€ (intermediate) or 440€ (advanced).

In addition to the above three day trips, we will cross the valley of La Barranca which lies at the feet of La Maliciosa (2227m), and climb the mountain to enjoy the spectacular views from the top. We'll also explore the peculiar granite outcrops of the Siete Picos range, standing higher than 2000m, and finally the glacial valley of Lozoya and its vast mixed forests.

 

 

Self-guided 410€ (intermediate/advanced).

A comprehensive crossing of the park, with each night in accommodation along the way. We give you all the information needed to do the route (maps and tracks included) and we can transport your equipment to your accommodation. We can also give you assistance on the way if required!