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.
Distance: 10 km
Slope: 500 m ascent and 400 m descent
Approximate time (with stops): 6 h
Difficulty: Technically easy and Intermediate fitness
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.