2-day snowshoeing and stargazing in Sierra de Gredos, from Madrid

Join AEGM certified guide Pedro for a 2-day snowshoeing and stargazing adventure in Sierra de Gredos. Get to the top of two emblematic Spanish mountains: El Morezón and La Mira!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Central System

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy a stunning snowshoeing trip an astronomy plus!

  • Reach the summit of two emblematic peaks of Sierra de Gredos.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of a unique landscape.

 

Are you looking for an exciting and safe winter adventure? Then let’s go to Sierra de Gredos, near Madrid, for a stunning snowshoeing and stargazing trip

The Sierra de Gredos is one of the largest sub-ranges of the Central System mountains. Located in central Spain, this beautiful area comprises five river valleys and has a rich and varied flora and fauna. During the winter, it gets covered with snow and turns into a truly white paradise.

On this 2-day trip you will learn how to properly use snow rackets. We will reach the summit of two of the most emblematic peaks of Sierra de Gredos: El Morezón (2389m) and La Mira (2343m). In addition, we will carry out a night traverse through Los Barrerones where we will perform an astronomy activity that will allow us to enjoy the starry sky without light pollution.

All the routes are easy, so you don’t need special skills and you can bring your kids with you. Check the complete itinerary below!

So, would you like to explore Sierra de Gredos during the winter? Then contact me for this exciting snowshoeing experience, you will be amazed by the natural beauty of this place!

And if you want to step into winter mountaineering, check out my Introductory trip in Pico Peñalara, Sierra de Guadarrama.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
149 EUR

Group of 2
149 EUR

Group of 3
149 EUR

Group of 4
149 EUR

Group of 5
149 EUR

Group of 6
149 EUR

Group of 7
149 EUR

Group of 8
149 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
 This is the price to join a group of maximum 8 people. An Astronomy session in an observatory is included.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Transfer to Gredos - Morezón ascent

    After picking you up in Madrid we will drive to Gredos. We will have breakfast at Hoyos del Espino and keep on towards La Plataforma de Gredos, our starting point. From there, we will set off on our snowshoeing adventure to the summit of El Morezón (2.389m). At the top of this emblematic mountain of Sierra de Gredos we will enjoy breathtaking views of the glacial cirque (Circo de Gredos) and surrounding peaks.

    Ascent: 150m

    Distance: 8 km

    After a short rest in the Hotel and dinner, we will enjoy an astronomy activity in Los Barreones. We will discover more about this magical place from an observatory dome with a digital telescope.

  • Day 2La Mira ascent - Back to Madrid

    On day 2, we will snowshoe through the granitic needles of Galayos towards the summit of La Mira (2343m). Invaluable views of the entire Sierra de Gredos.

    Ascent: 600 m

    Distance: 14 Km

    At the the end of the expedition, we will eat and get back to Madrid.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Nuevos Ministerios (Train Station), Madrid.

Accommodation

Rural Hotel

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Please do not forget to bring:

Waterproof mountain clothes

Warm clothing

Waterproof gloves (and other spare pair)

Coats

Waterproof hiking boots

Backpack large enough to fit everything.

Canteen or bottle

Food for 2 days (cold cuts and bread)

Sun cap and sunglasses

Sleeping bag

Normal flashlight or headlight

Sunscreen and lip balm

Photo camera

 

About the Guide

 
 

I've been a guide for 15 years, travelling around mountains all over the world guiding and participating in expeditions.

I like guiding trekking and hiking, and I am also canyoning guide and specialist. Nowadays I teach in Madrid's guiding school.

Some of my favourites trips are Tour del Mont Blanc, Senda Camille (Pyrenees), Tour del Cervino, Tour del Monte Rosa and Tour del Aneto.

 
 

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What People are Saying about Pedro Gonzalez del Tanago

 

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.
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Raquel Cerrato
 

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