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From Madrid: Day Trip to Guadarrama National Park

1. From Madrid: Day Trip to Guadarrama National Park

Depart from Madrid and travel 40 minutes before arriving at the Guadarrama National Park. Discover a serene natural environment of extraordinary beauty as you take a guided walking tour of the park. Be accompanied by an expert local guide who will show you the most prominent highlights such as La Pedriza, Puerto de Navacerrada, Puerto de Cotos, and Puerto de la Morcuera. The Guadarrama National Park is the fourth largest national park in Spain and home to 11 distinct ecosystems. Learn about some of the 1,280 animal species who live in the park, including deer, wild boar, Iberian wolf, roe deer, fallow deer, mountain goats, badgers, several mustelids, wildcats, foxes, and hares. The park also hosts more than 1,500 native plants and thirty different types of vegetation.

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From Madrid: Sierra de Guadarrama Hiking Day Trip

2. From Madrid: Sierra de Guadarrama Hiking Day Trip

Get picked up either at Barajas Airport or Madrid’s center and drive around an hour to arrive at your destination in the mountains. You’ll be amazed at what awaits you less than an hour from your city hotel. Discover incredible nature at just 50 km from the city center at “Sierra de Guadarrama” National Park! In this 150.000 acre large mountainous National Park you will experience pure outdoor enjoyment. It doesn’t have to stop there: you can combine this active experience in the mountains with a visit to the 2,000 years old Roman city of Segovia, filled with historical marvels and culinary surprises.

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Madrid: Horse Riding in Sierra del Guadarrama National Park

3. Madrid: Horse Riding in Sierra del Guadarrama National Park

Following a pickup from the meeting point north of Madrid, head towards the Sierra del Guadarrama National Park. Then enjoy a trail ride in the beautiful park offering an array of wildlife, historic monuments, and stunning mountain scenery. No matter if you're a beginner or an experienced rider, the horse riding adventure is suitable for all levels. Located in the countryside, you will come across unspoiled settings, hotels, and restaurants where you can rest and recover your strength after the horse ride. Get off the beaten track and discover breathtaking sights along the way, such as the Monastery of El Escorial, La Granja de San Ildefonso or the city of Segovia.

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From Centro: Guadarrama National Park Private Tour

4. From Centro: Guadarrama National Park Private Tour

Spend an unforgettable day on a private tour in the Sierra de Madrid and experience the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park and the impressive Castillo Manzanares el Real. Get access to exclusive places, ride a Trikke, and find out everything related to the cultural and natural history of the place. Just 40 minutes from Madrid, immerse yourself in a natural environment of extraordinary beauty and calmness. See the most outstanding places in the national park, such as La Pedriza, Puerto de Navacerrada, Puerto de Cotos, or Puerto de la Morcuera. The Sierra de Guadarrama is the fourth largest national park in Spain with eleven ecosystems where there are more than 1280 species, of which thirteen are in danger of extinction. Spot some of the 1500 native plants and thirty types of vegetation in the area. Of its fauna, deer, wild boar, Iberian wolf, roe deer, fallow deer, mountain goats, badgers, various mustelids, wild cats, foxes, and hares are present. To finish off your tour, stop at the New Castle of Manzanares el Real, an unbeatable example of local types of medieval constructions, still in a great state of conservation.

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What people are saying about Sierra de Guadarrama National Park

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

An interesting excursion, our guide Javi was very nice and explained very well, it shows that he handles the matter ... The impressive views although we did not have much luck at first with the fog ... I would repeat again, a pity that it is not seen and can enter the castle, I wanted to enter but the town is confined.

A good way to get closer to what this national park is, discover spectacular corners, and visit many iconic places, with a good and friendly guide. Highly recommended as an alternative day plan to the city if you visit Madrid.

Excellent the guide Javier, very complete excursion, giving us time to enjoy and see the Sierra, delicious hiking through Peñalara ... the place of lunch in Rascafria ... adorable villages ... all excellent !!!

Javier is a great guide. Very professional, funny and nice. He explained many things with passion and answered all questions with patience. I had fun and recommend this tour very much!

The guide was very nice and the views were excellent!