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La Pedriza day trek from El Boalo in Spain

La Pedriza

Discover the impressive mountains of La Pedriza, Spain on this beautiful one-day hike with Vicente, a UIMLA mountain leader.

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Iberian System

1 Day

All year




  • Enjoy an entertaining and relaxing day in a beautiful setting.
  • Discover the wonders of the Guadarrama mountain range on a one-day tour.
  • Explore the incredible hiking routes just outside of Madrid.


Join me for a beautiful hiking day in La Pedriza, the most beautiful nature reserve in the community of Madrid. Located in the Guadarrama mountain range, this granitic range is one of the most important in Europe. This is the perfect trip for a fun and exciting day outside the hustle and bustle of the city, you don’t want to miss it!

We’ll meet in El Boalo and ascend towards Valdehalcones. Then, we’ll go through “Hilo de los Porrones” towards Cerro Ortigoso. We’ll descend the Los Manchegos bridge and hike along the Manzanares River up to Canto Cochino and the La Pedriza entrance to return to El Boalo.

The whole circular hike is 21 kilometers long and we’ll be ascending and descending 1,000 meters. We’ll spend 5-6 hours on the activity depending on the stops and our hiking rhythm. This is why I recommend you are physically prepared for the adventure even though the routes are not technically challenging. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you.

If you a ready for a unique excursion in Spain, very close to Madrid, book your trip now. You’ll fall in love with this setting and will want to come back time and time again.

If you are looking for more adventures in Spain, join me for a seven-day hike in Sierra de Guadarrama or a day hike in Fonda Real.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 125 Each

Group of 2

EUR 65 Each

Group of 3

EUR 45 Each

Group of 4

EUR 35 Each

Group of 5

EUR 30 Each

Group of 6

EUR 30 Each

Group of 7

EUR 30 Each

Group of 8

EUR 30 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price does not include food or beverages or transport to the start of the trip. Groups of 9 and 10 people: 30EUR each.

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More info

Keep in mind participants should know at least a little Spanish for this trek. As for transportation, it's possible for you to travel by bus from Madrid to our starting point. Also, make sure to bring: -30 liter backpack -Long pants for hiking -Hiking boots -Food and 2 liters of water -Waterproof jacket -Hat -Sunscreen -Sun glasses -Flashlight and bateries -Hiking sticks -Trash bags -Backpack cover -Extra change of clothes.

Meeting point

El Boalo

About the guide

My name is Vicente Reyes and I am an accompanying mountain guide or also called a Sports Technician in high Mountain qualified by the CFEM de las Rozas (Madrid) in 2016 and also holds the first level of Technician / guide titled in 2015 by EMAM (Madrid High Mountain School) and also associated with the AEGM (Spanish Association of Mountain Guides) with membership number 1073.

As you can see in each of our excursions, I am a big fan of the mountains, I love to breathe fresh air, enjoy nature in all its splendor, and escape from the stress of big cities, and consequently this love for nature and the mountain took me to get my degree as a mountain guide that I currently own.
I love being able to teach people what nature offers us, what we sometimes have so close to our homes, places so incredible that we do not imagine that they exist within a few kilometers, and also teach to respect nature and take care of it as she does do with all of us.

Among my other hobbies you can also check in our trips that I am a great passionate about meteorology and climatology, a hobby that as a mountaineer always comes in handy to foresee possible changes of time in advance.
Without more here I leave this little presentation about me and I hope we will see each other soon learning and sharing a nice time on the mountain. You will not regret it !!


Madrid, Spain

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