Hike & Visit El Escorial

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Hike & Visit El Escorial in Madrid

  • Activity typeDay tour / activity
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Physical difficulty level All Levels
  • All Ages
  • Transport Included
  • AvailabilityAll Year
  • Hike & Discover La Herrería ancient forest in El Escorial, close to Madrid.
  • Sightsee oak forest, impressive rock formations, high summits, mountain wildlife and flora.
  • Custom Hikes for all levels and all ages.
  • Visit the monumental El Escorial Monastery.

DescriptionHike & Visit El Escorial in Madrid



First we will transfer to Sierra de Guadarrama National Park and hike for 3 hours. Custom hikes suitable for all ages and hiking levels.

During the hike you will sightsee ancient oak forests “Bosque de la Herrería, impressive granite rock formations, mountain wildlife and flora, and superb mountain landscapes.

After the hike we will transfer to monumental town of El Escorial.

The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century and the past residence of King Philip II. El Escorial has functioned as a monastery, church, royal palace, pantheon, library, museum, university, school and hospital.

This architectural treasure also contains a superb old library, royal chambers and a permanent exhibition of the royal collection of painting masterpieces. El Escorial is also famous for housing the Royal Mausoleum, the burial place for the kings of Spain.

Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide to make the most of your time in Madrid and El Escorial with Dreampeaks.


-Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Madrid and 1 hour drive to El Escorial.
-3 hours hiking tour in the oak forest of “Bosque de la Herrería”.
-30 minutes transfer from mountain area to El Escorial.
-Optional 1 hour and 15 minutes lunch break (our guide would suggest different restaurants but we recommend you to make a reservation in advance to taste the popular roasts and beef steak).
-2 hours visit to El Escorial Monastery.
-1 hour drive back to Madrid and drop-off at your hotel or accommodation in Madrid.

Enjoy the Day Tour “HIke & Visit El Escorial” in Madrid with Dreampeaks!

What's included?
  • Certified Mountain Guide (english speaking).
  • Hiking tour in La Herrería ancient forest, Sierra de Guadarrama (3 hours duration approximately).
  • 2 hours visit to El Escorial Monastery with audioguide. Optional visit with official tour guide.
  • Entrance ticket to El Escorial monastery.
  • Trekking/Walking sticks available upon request.
  • Navigation equipment, group First-Aid kit and route information.
  • Accident Insurance and Civil Liability Insurance.
  • Non commercial transport in the guide's vehicle (car or minivan depending on group size) and pick up & drop off at your hotel or accommodation in Madrid.
  • Transfer Madrid-El Escorial-Madrid.
What is not included?
  • Optional private transport service with professional chaffeur/driver.
  • Optional private visit to El Escorial Monastery with Official Tour Guide.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Optional hiking boots rental: 8€ per person.
  • Tips and Gratuities.

NotesPlease, read carefully

-For large groups please enquire directly with the company and ask for a quote.

-No previous experience required.

-Custom hikes according to your fitness level, age, experience and preferences.

-Optional private visit to El Escorial Monastery with an Official Tour Guide selecting and adding this extra cost on check out.

-Notice that the Monastery is closed on Mondays.

What do I need to bring?Practical Information

-Backpack .
-Mountain/Hiking boots or trail shoes, Sports shoes.
-Mountain wear/Sport wear (according to the season).
-Waterproof jacket (windproof/waterproof Gore Tex type).
-Warn hat and warm gloves (autumn. winter and spring season).
-Sun screen and lip balm.
-Sun hat.
-Sport Sunglasses.
-Mobile phone and camera
-Passport/Identification document and personal belongings.
-Personal medication.
-1,5 L of water and snacks (sandwich, fruit, nuts, energy bars, etc…) per person.

Meeting points: Custom pick up address available on check out.

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1 January, 2022