Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama, Rascafria

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  • An easy drive from Segovia gets you into the Sierra Guadarrama national park. There is also a train from Madrid to Los Cotos. There is a mountain info centre at Los Cotos and 5/6 walks start from here...  more »
  • I had planned for a trek in cercedilia during the weekend but a nice chat with a friendly passenger in the train made me aware of this place and I went up to Cotos for a hike to Penalara. Once you rea...  more »
  • We visited this area of the Guadarrama National Park (not that far from Madrid) on a birding tour. We made a number of stops and finally we walked to the Cirque higher up. Very nice trail and landscap...  more »
  • If you are dying of hotness in a city, one of the options to enjoy mountains, clear and fresh air, breathtaking views, well organized routes.
  • 1 hour away from Madrid you get 2400 mountains, lakes to swim and beautiful hiking routes.
  • Take the 'tren de la naturaleza' up to the peak, then a long trek to the top, but worth it.
  • It's a beautiful place for an easy hike. Once you reach the summit of Peñalara keep going as there is an interesting pass with large boulders that makes it fun for newbies. It's a protected area so don't strand away from the path and please don't litter. There are several fountains which come from the river going down the mountain, you can use them for drinking but still try to bring plenty of water. Additionally it's better to rent a car as the bus service is highly unreliable, we were stranded for 5 hours and it's not the first time.
  • You won't find better place than this for hiking if you are from Madrid and don't want to drive long.

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