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Hiking in Madrid

Discover the rugged mountain landscapes waiting just outside of the Spanish capital’s city limits!

Surrounding Madrid from the west, north and east is the Central Iberian Mountain System. Within these mountains, a myriad of hiking adventures await. “Compare and book a certified guide for your Madrid Hiking trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Madrid Hiking selection. The mountains are calling!

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What people are saying about these trips

Nathaniel Mitchell


January, 2023

Day hike in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, close to Madrid

Great guide! We actually did La Peidrias after assessing that was up to it. Very Informative! Would recommend it to all.



September, 2022

Day hike and guided tour of historical Segovia, close to Madrid

We highly recommend the service. Our hike and daytrip to Segovia was perfect and we couldn’t have planned it better ourselves. The staff are all welcoming and friendly and it was one of the highlights of our stay in Madrid.

Jason Lamey


May, 2022

Day hike in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, close to Madrid

Hugo and Ivan provided terrific service and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Jason

Marten Wierenga


November, 2021

Day hike in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, close to Madrid

We had a fantastic day, thanks to Dani!

Cheryl Robertson


February, 2020

Day hike in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, close to Madrid

Very enjoyable trip and hassle-free organisation. Everyone involved went out their way to make sure I had a fantastic time, and personalised the trip according to my interests and needs.

Cynthia Kuri


November, 2019

Day hike and guided tour of the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

My guide Luis was great! He was very informative and entertaining, and made sure that we walked at my pace. He was very knowledgeable about the area and told me a lot about it. I like his philosophy of "leave the places you visit better than how you found them" and his passion for hiking, camping, and the outdoors. We also went to El Escorial, which was impressive and fascinating. I really enjoyed my day up in the mountains with Luis and thank him for inspiring me to continue on this path of exploring our beautiful world. I would highly recommend Luis and your company for others looking for hiking or trekking opportunities.

Raquel Cerrato


April, 2019

La Pedriza half-day geological hike in Manzanares, near Madrid

Pedro was so knowledgeable about the area, and graciously answered all our questions, even those unrelated to the hike. He was very kind in picking us up from Madrid for a small fee. He also took a bunch of photos of my husband and I during the trek, which I really appreciated since those are our only pictures together from our trip to Spain. I'd definitely recommend Pedro to anyone traveling to Madrid and interested in experiencing nature outside the city.

Itzik Levy


April, 2019

Hiking in Sierra de Guadarrama National Park

We enjoyed the trip very much. Eduardo, the guide, was very friendly and cooperative and he took us through a beautiful route. We will defenetaly reccomend him to our friends.


There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Madrid

Just outside of the city limits, rugged mountain peaks, resilient forests and pristine mountain lakes await. Heading out for a hike around the Spanish capital brings you closer to the area’s nature and provides incredible views. Hiking up into the mountains just outside of the city provide incredible views back into the metropolis.


Good to know:

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Best time to visit:

May to October

What’s the weather like?

During the summer, average daily temperatures reach between 25 ºC and 30 ºC around Madrid. There is very little rain at this time of year

How to get there:

Any trip to Madrid likely begins with a flight into the Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD). From here, it is easy to rent a car or take public transport to the start of your trip

More info about Hiking in Madrid:

Madrid is an exemplary destination for any hiking enthusiast. To the north, the Sierra de Guadarrama tower over the city, providing incredible views and plenty of hiking trails to follow. A bit farther to the west, the Sierra de Gredos provides an even more remote and equally stunning experience. Among the favourites in this mountain range is spending a couple of days heading to Cathedral Ridge and the Great Tower. Just a little farther east of the Sierra de Gredos is the Sierra de Bejar and Hoyamoros. Trekking through the mountains and camping under the stars in this part of Spain makes you feel like you are within the pages of Don Quijote


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