Themed walks

 

 

Cabeza Lijar

The origins of mountaineering.

This route takes you to the highest peak in the municipality of Guadarrama, Cabeza Líjar (1823 m), the provincial boundary between Madrid, Segovia and Ávila. Already frequented by the first explorers and hikers of the Sierra de Guadarrama, this is an opportunity to learn more about this place.
 
Length: 7,29 km
Duration: 4 h
Difficulty: Medium-high
Minimum height: 1508
Maximum height: 1812
Departure: Puerto del León
 
 

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Álamos blancos

A splash of colour.

This route goes up to the Cerro de los Álamos Blancos hill, a singular place because of the location of this forest in a high area among pines and without a water course.
 
Length: 6,20 km
Duration: 3 h
Difficulty: Medium
Minimum height: 1422
Maximum height: 1533
Departure: Puerto del León
 

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Arcipreste de hita

Guadarrama in literature.

The route has several explanatory milestones; number 7 can only be seen if you go up to the pass of Puerto del León, and there are a total of 6 in the circular route. These numbers can be seen on the stands next to the heading and can be used as an orientation.
 
Length: 6,84 km
Duration: 3 h
Difficulty: Medium
Minimun height: 1273
Maximum height: 1549
Departure: Tablada station
 

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Livestock trails

In the footsteps of cowherds and shepherds.

This route follows the cattle trails around the Dehesa de los Poyales up to the Pradera de los Guindos, showing the different remains of rural architecture associated with livestock such as resting places, watering places, etc., next to the unique trees of the area. On this route there are a total of 5 explanatory milestones, whose numbers can be seen next to the title and which can serve as an orientation.
 
Length: 10,60 km
Duration: 4 h
Difficulty: Mediuma-low
Minimum height: 967
Maximum heigh: 1243
Departure: Gurugú
 
 

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Along the trenches

La Jarosa (I).

On this route there are a total of five explanatory milestones, the numbering of which can be seen next to the title of each one. A circular promenade is proposed, following the route marked by the old water path, to reach an area in which remains of fortifications from the Civil War are conserved. This gives a view of part of this little-known historical heritage of Guadarrama, and clearly illustrates what it meant to live life on this front during the war years.

 
Length: 5,00 km
Duration: 2,5 h
Difficulty: Medium
Minimun height: 1081
Maximum height: 1266
Departure: Jarosa reservoir

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Silver forest

La Jarosa (II).

This route has 6 explanatory milestones, the numbering of which can be seen next to the title of each one. It is a circular route that starts from La Jarosa II car park, following the asphalted forest track and taking the second detour to the right along the forest track known as Calle de los Álamos.

 
Length: 10,300 km
Duration: 4,5 h
Difficulty: Medium
Minimum height: 1079
Maximum height: 1435
Departure: Cordobés car park
 

 

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In search of water

La Jarosa (III).

On this route there are a total of 6 explanatory milestones, whose numbering can be seen next to the title of each one. This water-themed circular route explores the landscape created to store and collect it.

Length: 3,400 km
Duration: 1,5 h
Difficulty: Medium
Minimum height: 1079
Maximum height: 1153
Departure: Parking Cordobés
 

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A healthy breath of air

The Alameda promenade.

The recognition of the value of the beneficial properties of nature for health at the end of the 19th century and the discovery of medicinal waters in Guadarrama led part of the bourgeoisie to settle in the municipality during the summer. Some of the houses and promenades that are conserved today are witnesses of this period.
 
Length: 2 km
Duration: 1 h
Difficulty: low
Departure: Gurugú
 

Origins of the town

Guadarrama.

A crossroads and passage between the plateaus, Guadarrama became a strategic place, where kings, nobility, merchants and travellers restored their strength on the difficult ascent to the Sierra. The passage of history has left traces and testimony of its beginnings. Let yourself be carried away by the history and heritage of this town.

 
Legth: 2 km
Duration: 1 h
Difficulty: low
 

The magic of the trees

Dehesa from below.

On this route there are a total of 5 explanatory milestones, whose numbering can be seen next to the title of each one. This is a linear route of just 2 km, suitable for all audiences because it has no changes in level, which will allow you to discover some of the most significant examples of ash trees in Guadarrama and the Madrid Region.

 
Length: 1,200 km
Duration: 1 h
Difficulty: low
Minimum height: 914
Maximum height: 941
Departure: Next to the school
 

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