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Family-friendly snowshoeing in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, near Madrid

Join an experienced and qualified guide on this incredible snowshoeing tour in Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, close to Madrid.

Mountain RangeCentral System
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Trekking in the snow is a unique experience

  • Enjoy the striking beauty of Sierra de Guadarrama National Park in the winter

  • An experienced guide guarantees safety and fun

Description

Join me on this snowshoeing tour to explore the beautiful Sierra de Guadarrama National Park while trekking on recently fallen snow.

The park, while stunning year-round, becomes a winter wonderland from December to April. Snowshoes allow us to walk on snow comfortably by distributing our weight over a larger area. Snowshoes have always been essential for people whose livelihoods require getting around in deep snow, but these days snowshoeing is also a popular recreational activity. No previous experience is required and it’s a blast for kids (ages 6+) and adults alike.

As we trek through the snow we’ll admire the silent forests, frozen rivers and high mountain peaks. It’s an enchanting experience and a great way to connect to nature in the winter.

Book now for a snowshoeing adventure in Sierra de Guadarrama National Park that will fill you with wonder. 

If you prefer to experience the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park during the summer months, check out this day hike in La Pedriza or this day hike and guided tour of the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

 

More info

PRICE FOR CHILDREN (per child): Group of 2 people: 120 euros Group of 3 people: 89 euros Group of 4+ people: 75 euros This activity depends on snow and weather conditions in Madrid mountain area. For large groups, please inquire directly with me. No previous experience required. Standard fitness level. Custom snowshoe hikes in Madrid according to your fitness level, age, experience and preferences. Temperatures can easily be -5°C, but it’s a dry cold. Temperatures rise dramatically when the sun comes out, and snowshoeing is quiet strenuous, so you need lightweight layers that you can add or take-off quickly. Cotton t-shirts will stay wet and cold on your body; thermal clothing is best (capilene, merino wool, Odlo, etc.). As important as it is not to underdress for the weather, it’s also important not to overdress. Learn to listen to your body and anticipate your needs. Shed a layer BEFORE you start to overheat, and add a layer BEFORE you start to chill. And, always carry an extra layer of dry clothes and socks in your pack. What to bring: -Backpack. -Mountain/Hiking boots or aprés ski boots. -Mountain wear/Sport wear (according to the winter season). -Fleece. -Waterproof jacket (windproof/waterproof Gore Tex type). -Warn hat and warm gloves. Headband/buff. -Sun screen and lip balm. -Sun hat. -Sport Sunglasses or ski goggles. -Mobile phone and camera, Passport/Identification document and personal belongings and medication in a plastic bag. -1,5 L of water and snacks (sandwich, fruit, nuts, energy bars, etc…) per person. Thermo flask (hot tea/coffee).

Meeting point

Hotel Abba or pick-up at other accommodation to be arranged.

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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 133 each

Group of 3

EUR 103 each

Group of 4

EUR 88 each

Group of 5

EUR 88 each

Group of 6

EUR 88 each

Group of 7

EUR 88 each

Group of 8

EUR 88 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

• Personal Insurance

Price details

• Snowshoeing tour lasts approximately 3-5 hours. Price includes: brief introduction course to snowshoeing, snowshoes and sticks, accident insurance and civil liability insurance, non-commercial transport in the guide´s vehicle and pick-up service at your hotel or accommodation in Madrid. NOT included: food and drinks, tips and gratuities. A picnic pack can be purchased for 15 euros (special diet options available). Winter mountain wear available for rental (hiking boots, warm gloves, warm hats and winter jackets).


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