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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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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.


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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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