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Easy Spring Hike🌼

  • May 12, 2024
  • 08:30 - 17:00
  • Puerto de Cotos - Laguna Grande de Peñalara
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Easy Spring Hike

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Remember our hike in Escorial last fall? It was fun! This time we're going to...

Puerto de Cotos - Laguna Grande de Peñalara  

We will be heading to the mountains for this hike to the Laguna Grande from Puerto de Cotos. This is an easy route that will have great views of the Sierra de Guadarrama and pass by a historic refuge and beautiful viewpoints of the mountains. 

Kids are welcome (ages 7+), and dogs are also welcome although will need to come in private car as they can't come by bus.

** Please be sure to register with a mobile number that can join a Whatsapp group for day-of coordination **

All are welcome! Looking forward to seeing you!

How we'll get there

1. We will meet at Moncloa bus station at 8:30 am to take the 8:45 am am bus to Puerto de Cotos. The bus ticket is 5.10 and should be a free ride with the abono joven. 

2. If you are coming with a dog or prefer to drive, you can meet us at the Puerto de Cotos parking lot (around 10am).

3. Estimated ~4-5 hours in Puerto de Cotos including breaks for lunch and photos. We'll be walking at an easy pace. Full details on the route and transportation will be provided to participants.

4. Estimated time back in Madrid by 7pm or earlier, depending on which bus we can catch back. If we have time after the hike, we may stop for a drink on the terrace at the restaurant at Puerto de Cotos.

Technical details

* The walk is on well maintained wide flat dirt paths, with some single track dirt paths and some areas that are paved

* About 8 km (5mi) round trip, loop trail

* Gentle ascent/descent of approximately 300 m (1000ft) on the way up and down.

What to bring:

a. 1.5 L water

b. Sandwich for lunch and any additional snacks or drinks you might like

c. Comfortable clothes and sneakers or hiking boots

d. Sunscreen and sunglasses

e. Walking stick

f. Insurance is not included. It's possible to arrange individually - we are happy to direct you to a provider of "seguro de aventuras" for the day. 


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