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La Pedriza half-day geological hike in Manzanares, near Madrid

La Pedriza Manzanares

Discover the stunning La Pedriza Manzanares and learn all about its geology on a unique half-day hike with Pedro, an AEGM certified mountain guide.


Iberian System

1/2 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Open to everyone

All Levels


  • Explore the Guadarrama National Park.
  • Learn all about the geological history of Manzanares.
  • Get away from the city for an unforgettable hike.


Follow me on an incredible and unique hike to the breathtaking La Pedriza Manzanares in Spain.

Located in the stunning Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, La Pedriza Manzanares is a dazzling geological feature of great scenic interest, that gets its name from the rock formations all around the park. Only 45 minutes away from Madrid, it is perfect for outdoor lovers. There’s plenty of options for rock climbers and hikers to spend a wonderful time in a quiet setting.

On this adventure, we’ll explore the rock formations while I teach you about the park’s geological history. We’ll meet at Manzanares el Real and access the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares Regional Park to discover all its particular rock formations. Then we will ascend to the Giner de los Ríos Refuge and  to Yelmo, the park’s most emblematic location. Finally, we’ll return back down to our meeting spot.

Are you ready for a vibrant adventure in Sierra de Guadarrama National Park? Send your request and come and spend a day with family and friends in the beautiful Spanish mountains!

If you are looking for more hiking trips in Spain, you can also follow me for a 6-day adventure in Sierra de Guadarrama or a 6-day trip to Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price per person to join a group of 5 to 14 people. Price for children is 15 EUR. Price does not include meals.


More info

Make sure to bring: -Comfortable hiking clothes -Waterproof jacket -Hiking boots -Hiking sticks -Sunscreen -30-liter backpack -Hat and sunglasses -Water bottle -Hat and gloves -Snacks -Umbrella

Meeting point

Manzanares el Real

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.


French | English





What people are saying about this trip

Raquel Cerrato


April, 2019

Pedro was so knowledgeable about the area, and graciously answered all our questions, even those unrelated to the hike. He was very kind in picking us up from Madrid for a small fee. He also took a bunch of photos of my husband and I during the trek, which I really appreciated since those are our only pictures together from our trip to Spain. I'd definitely recommend Pedro to anyone traveling to Madrid and interested in experiencing nature outside the city.



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