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Hiking route El Escorial – Zarzalejo, through los Ermitaños (Madrid)

Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interpretive Trails

An adventure experience
Organized by Francisco
Guided activity
Duration: 6 hours approx.
Spanish
Pets allowed

Activity description

Step into the famous forest of La Herrería and its guardians, los Ermitaños, in this fantastic hiking route around San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Observe the mesmerizing monastery from where, according to the legend, Felipe II used to sit to watch how the building construction was progressing. Spot from la Machota Baja the Abantos mountain and all the mountain range of Madrid, as well as the foothills of Gredos. Continue through the ancient roads till reaching Lagunas de Castrejón, the small seasonal lakes where, if we are lucky, we will be able to witness the beautiful migratory birds. We will arrive at Zarzalejo Station before 17:00 pm to take the train at 17:20 pm.


Technical information:

Distance: 10 km

Slope: 500 m ascent and 400 m descent

Approximate time (with stops): 6 h

Difficulty: Technically easy and Intermediate fitness


Requirements
Children until 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Details and equipment
Water and something to snack on
Appropriate clothes and footwear (some warm clothes if you think it'll be cold)
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Bag with everything you might need

Flexible cancellation

This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.

After this time, El Caminante y su Sombra has established that no one can cancel the activity once the booking is placed.

If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.


Activity location
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Meeting point
El Escorial, Madrid, Spain
Francisco will contact you once you finish the reservation in order to inform you about the exact meeting point.

Plan your experience

Date
Start hour
Adults

1 Adults x €20
€20

Total
€20
Any doubts? Contact us 937 070 705
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