2 DAY HIKE AND CAMP IN LA PEDRIZA, SIERRA DE GUADARRAMA NATIONAL PARK. BACKPACKING TRAVERSE IN LA PEDRIZA, MADRID.
La Pedriza is known for its stunning natural landscapes, featuring granite rock formations, gorges, waterfalls, and forests, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
This challenging 2 Days hike takes you to discover this place of amazing nature, very close to Madrid, at the heart of the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. Over two days we follow the loop mountain trail from El Tranco to Las Torres, Pared de Santillana, El Yelmo and back to El Tranco.
This route offers a breathtaking tour sightseeing the rugged granite formations, forests, mountain streams, gorges and mountain peaks of Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. La Pedriza is also home to a variety of wildlife, including ibex, eagles, vultures, and other bird species, providing nature lovers with the opportunity to observe and admire the local flora and fauna.
Furthermore, we will spend one overnight in bivouac (only with sleeping bag and pad) under the endless starry sky.
Type of Route: 2 Days loop traverse itinerary including 1 camp night.
Distance: 19 km.
High Point: Las Torres (2.029 m).
Ascent-Elevation gain: 1.005 m.
Descent-Elevation loss: 1.005 m.
· 08:00 AM. Meet up and pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Madrid.
· Transfer from Madrid to El Tranco, Madrid.
· 1st Day Guided Hike in La Pedriza National Park. 5 to 7 hours walking.
· Evening Chill out, dinner and bivouac overnight with sleeping bag and pad under the stars.
Time: 5 to 7 hours.
Distance: 9,5 km
Elevation gain: +1.100 m
Elevation loss: -200 m
· Breakfast, pack up camp and 2nd Day Guided Hike in La Pedriza National Park. 4-6 hours walking.
· Transfer back to Madrid (Estimated Time Arrival at 17:00 PM).
Time: 4-6 hours.
Distance: 9 km.
Elevation gain: +250 m.
Elevation loss: -1.100 m.
This program is subject to the existing weather conditions. In the case of rain, cold, or bad weather, the Guide may change or cancel the activity for safety reasons.
This trekking includes 5 to 8 hour hikes on paths and trails, involving ascents and descents through varied and rocky terrain and carrying a medium weight backpack (from 8 to 10 kg). A good level of fitness is required. Recommended for regular or habitual walkers and trekkers or sporty people. No previous hiking experience is required.
Physical Fitness Level: High. Appropriate for people with a good physical fitness level.
Technical Level: Intermediate. The hike crosses rugged mountain terrain, scree sections and occasional easy rock scrambling. Previous hiking experience is recommended.
GROUP: Minimum 1 and Maximum 50 people.
For families with children under 14 years old, the route and distance will be adapted according to the age of the attendees.
-Backpack 30-50 litres. (Available for rental).
-Sleeping bag (3 seasons) and pad. (Available for rental).
-Mountain/Hiking boots or trail shoes.
-Functional underwear (breathable and wicking type).
-Breathable and wicking short sleeve T-Shirt , (we don´t recommend cotton, retains moisture).
-Light Warm Fleece or softshell.
-Breathable waterproof and windproof jacket.
-Headband or neck gaiter.
-Sun Cream and lip balm.
-Sun hat and sport Sunglasses.
-Walking/Trekking poles (Dreampeaks will provide them, if needed).
-Mobile phone and Camera.
-Passport/Identification document and personal belongings.
-Personal medication and first aid kit.
-Small Toiletry bag: wc paper, sanitary items, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant.
-Pocket knife (swiss type or Leatherman).
-Snacks (energy bars, fruits, sandwiches, nuts, etc…).
-Food for 1 light picnic lunch, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast.
-Drinks: 3 L of water per person (either in plastic bottle or hydration sacks), or isotonic drinks. Mandatory!
-Casual dry clothes and sport shoes for changing after the tour. We will leave them in the car until the end of the tour.