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Hike in Sierra de Gredos with overnight in a bivouac (2 days)

Join an AEGM-certified mountain guide on this incredible two-day trek through Sierra de Gredos Natural Park in Spain.

Mountain RangeCentral System
Duration2 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Seeing the emblematic Almanzor Peak

  • Sleeping under the stars

  • Marveling at the diverse flora and fauna in the park

Description

Only an couple hours from Madrid, Sierra de Gredos is the perfect place for an escape into the natural world. It boasts rugged granite formations, gorges, glacial lakes and the tallest mountain in Central Spain: Almanzor Peak. Sierra de Gredos is known for its diverse vegetation, mountain goats and dark skies which make it an optimal place for stargazing.

On this two-day hike through Sierra de Gredos Natural Park, we’ll enjoy everything that this extraordinary place has to offer. We’ll cross the beautiful glacial lakes of Laguna Grande and Five Lagoons. We’ll go through the Portilla del Rey pass at 2,383 meters. And at the end of a long day of hiking and after enjoying drinks and a hot meal, we’ll go to sleep in a bivouac (only with a sleeping bag and pad) under the starry skies. (There is also the option to sleep in a mountain hut for anyone who prefers that.)

This trip is challenging and participants must have a good level of physical fitness.  We will trek a total distance of 24 kilometers, with 1,770 meters of ascent and 1,235 meters of descent.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have an adventure and fall in love with Sierra de Gredos!

If you prefer a day trip somewhere close to Madrid, check out this day hike and guided tour of historical Segovia or this day hike in La Pedriza.

 

Accommodation

If a guest opts for accommodation and half board in a mountain hut instead of the overnight in bivouac, the cost is 35 euros. The cost of renting a sleeping bag and pad is 20 euros.

More info

*Each person must bring 3 liters of water (in plastic bottles or hydration sacks) or isotonic drinks. Suggested gear: -Backpack 30-50 litres. (Available for rental) -Sleeping bag (3 seasons) and pad. (Available for rental) -Mountain/Hiking boots or trail shoes -Hiking socks -Functional underwear (breathable and wicking type) -Mountain pants -Breathable and wicking short sleeve T-Shirt , (cotton not recommended as it retains moisture) -Light Warm Fleece or softshell -Breathable waterproof and windproof jacket -Warm Hat -Headband or neck gaiter -Warm gloves -Sunscreen and lip balm -Sun hat and sport Sunglasses -Walking/Trekking poles (We will provide them, if needed). -Cell phone and camera -Passport/Identification document -Personal medication and first aid kit -Pocket knife -Food for 1 light picnic lunch, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast -Casual dry clothes and sport shoes for changing after the tour. We will leave them in the car until the end of the tour

Meeting point

Hotel Abba or another location in Madrid TBD.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

· 7:00 AM: Pick up at your accommodation in Madrid and transfer to Hoyos del Espino, Ávila

· 6-8 hours of hiking (16.2 km, +1,400 m elevation gain, -710 m elevation loss)

· Relaxing with drinks, hot expedition dinner and sleeping under the stars

Day 2: Day 2

· Hot breakfast, pack up camp and commence day two of the expedition (3-4 hours hiking, 7km, +250 m elevation gain, -420 m elevation loss)

· Lunch in Hoyos del Espino town and transfer back to Madrid (We should arrive around 19:00)


About the guide

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Ole Outdoor is a leading spanish Travel Agency specialized in Outdoor Activities and Adventure Tours in Spain & Portugal.

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 and Portugal hiking, climbing, canyoning, biking, kayaking, paragliding, surfing 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 618 each

Group of 2

EUR 336 each

Group of 3

EUR 237 each

Group of 4

EUR 202 each

Group of 5

EUR 202 each

Group of 6

EUR 202 each

Group of 7

EUR 202 each

Group of 8

EUR 202 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

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

• Personal Insurance

Price details

• 1 camp bivouac night. 1 expedition hot dinner (vegan on demand) + 1 hot breakfast Camping stove and fuel Trekking/Walking sticks Navigation equipment, group First-Aid kit and route information Accident Insurance and Civil Liability Insurance Pick up and all transfers during the tour in minivan or guide's car


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