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

Follow an experienced mountain leader on this incredible adventure across the Bosque de La Herrería at the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. And discover all the interesting sights in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Hike across the ancient Bosque de La Herrería with an expert guide.

  • Explore this nature wonder in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.

  • Sightsee the most interesting spots at San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain.

Description

Live an unforgettable experience trekking across the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, near Madrid, Spain.

We’ll begin our adventure at the Bosque de la Herrería, Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. First, we’ll pick you up from your hotel, or at the meeting point early in the morning. Thereon we’ll head towards this fascinating park, a protected area of 30,000 hectares.

Here, you’ll encounter enchanting woods, dazzling creeks and lagoons and majestic meadows and mountains. Also, it has 11 ecosystems, which include high Alpine mediterranean vegetation, unique to the area. It hosts more than 1,280 species, 13 in danger of being extinct. Furthermore, many curious creatures call this place home. So keep your eyes open and your cameras ready. As you might see eagles, wolves, boars, deer, mountain goats and foxes amongst other animals and plants.

Then, after this trek through nature, we’ll head towards the El Escorial. This enchanting and monumental town was a symbol of the power of Spain in the XVI century. Here, King Philip II resided.

So El Escorial was a monastery, a church and a royal palace. Also, it worked as a school, university and museum. And it was a pantheon and a hospital. It is an architectural gem that hosts ancient libraries and royal chambers and a wonderful collection of paintings. What’s more, it is famous for being a burial site of former Spanish kings.

Would you like to explore the breathtaking Bosque de la Herrería in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, and visit El Escorial? Just contact me! Let me be your guide on this incredible hiking adventure.

You might be interested on this day hike and guided tour of historical Segovia, if you want to keep exploring the area.

Meeting point

Madrid, Abba Hotel

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About the guide

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Dreampeaks is a leading company specialized in Outdoor Activities and Adventure Tours in Madrid and rest of Spain since 2008. We provide day tours and multi-day tours including transport and accommodation. We offer custom programs and adventures in the main mountains, coasts and natural parks of the country all year round.

Explore Spain hiking, climbing, canyoning, biking, kayaking and much more.

All of our activities are led by sports experts and certified guides holding both national and international degrees TD-UIAGM-AEGM-UIMLA-WGA. The equipment and technical gear we use is of the highest quality and has been officially certified by the CE or UIAA Safetylabel.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 206 each

Group of 2

EUR 154 each

Group of 3

EUR 129 each

Group of 4

EUR 103 each

Group of 5

EUR 93 each

Group of 6

EUR 93 each

Group of 7

EUR 93 each

Group of 8

EUR 93 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Permit and entrance fees

• Personal Insurance

Price details

• Children 89 euros. On top of the guide fee the price includes: a hiking tour of 3 hours in the La Herrería forest (Sierra de Guadarrama), a 2 hours tour at El Escorial Monastery (includes an audio guide, optional a visit with an official tour guide), entrance ticket at El Escorial, trekking poles, navigation equipment, route information, first aid kit, accident and civil liability insurance, transportation to and from your accommodation. he price does not include: food and drinks (We offer an optional picnic for 15 € per person, with vegan or special food options upon request), tips & Gratuities.


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