Madrid

Hiking in Cercedilla

The view from one of the looking spots from today’s hike in Sierra de guadarrama (Guadarrama Mountains), which was utterly incredible.  As you can imagine this photo doesn’t even begin to capture the beauty of the scene.  We passed the entire day in the mountains hiking and climbing sometimes some intensely steep terrain.

The park has all sorts of different trails ranging in difficulty and intensity.  The information attendants are wonderfully helpful and friendly; the trails clearly marked.  It was such a different pace and feel than city life that I am still finding it difficult to believe this is just an hour outside of the city center — the air was so crisp and pure! As it was already chilly at the top, I’m eager to go back soon while the weather is still nice!

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