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As others have well described there are multiple route options. From internet you find them in spanish but visit the ranger office for maps over there or just take photo of map outdoors. Routes are very easy to follow.
If you can go to peak....More
My husband and I are avid hikers and love finding natural areas near cities we visit. Spain was no different. We took a train from Madrid (Atocha) to Cercedilla, then from there to Los Cotos. The total time was just over 2.5 hours (each way)....More
An easy drive from Segovia gets you into the Sierra Guadarrama national park. There is also a train from Madrid to Los Cotos. There is a mountain info centre at Los Cotos and 5/6 walks start from here. Even with a little snow around, the...More
I had planned for a trek in cercedilia during the weekend but a nice chat with a friendly passenger in the train made me aware of this place and I went up to Cotos for a hike to Penalara.
Once you reach cotos railway station...More
We visited this area of the Guadarrama National Park (not that far from Madrid) on a birding tour. We made a number of stops and finally we walked to the Cirque higher up. Very nice trail and landscapes. Towards the end of the trail on...More
I've just taken an alpine safety course conducted in the park.
The park itself is accessible through the Puerto Los Cotos entrance. Buses from Madrid go to Puerto Los Cotos from Moncloa - check online for line 691 for departure times. Ample parking may also...More
There are two great aspects of the Park as I saw it - getting there and being there.
!. Getting there.
There are three park offices and I have only been to the one near Los Cotos station. This involves two trains on RENFE's Madrid...More