Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama, Rascafria

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  • It is an area that always me to impressed. Its proximity of Madrid makes always this saturated. It is perfect for making legs, wonderful landscapes, spectacular sunsets. Nche is much to discover
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  • We parked the car in the parking lot of preserves. From the same parking lot begins the ascent to Peñalara. Climbs steep slopes but going slowly and with good letter can easily be done. Once you get to the peak of Peñalara, you will see few others of the community of Madrid as the Bola del Mundo. Finally, I recommend return to parking all turning comprehensive. At this point, we must decide to go above or below. At the top you can give more respect, and although it can easily be done I recommend taking precautions. You will then reach the lagoon of the birds where there is a fountain to the right of the lagoon. Although not put any poster, you can drink from the source. Many times and depending on the flow rate, it costs more to leave the water. In addition if your bottle is great as you have more difficulties when filling. Important not to touch the water of the lagoon since there are usually vigilant to avoid contamination of the same. As well as always step along the path to not destroy the natural environment. Countless mountain goats can be seen in the rest of the way.
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  • On weekends this park better not ride a car especially in Lake Park and differently here. We had a bit of time, so instead we prefer active rest lie on the rocks beside a mountain stream. Of course water ice and knee-deep, but kids still basking. Nature is very similar to the nature of mountain Altai
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  • It's a beautiful place to walk. I'd recommend going on weekdays as it doesn't have that many people. The views from the top of Peñalara are breathtaking.
  • Is an awesome place where you disconnect and feel free with the nature.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1 hour away from Madrid you get 2400 mountains, lakes to swim and beautiful hiking routes.

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