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

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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!

Group

Central System

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Occasional

Beginner


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.

Description

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer 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 2: La 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.

 

Details

Accommodation

Rural Hotel

More info

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

Meeting point

Nuevos Ministerios (Train Station), Madrid.

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 154 Each

Group of 2

EUR 154 Each

Group of 3

EUR 154 Each

Group of 4

EUR 154 Each

Group of 5

EUR 154 Each

Group of 6

EUR 154 Each

Group of 7

EUR 154 Each

Group of 8

EUR 154 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

Price details

This is the price to join a group of maximum 8 people.

An Astronomy session in an observatory is included.




 

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