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Snowshoeing day, Peñalara Glacial Cirque, Sierra de Guadarrama

Join Pedro, an AEGM certified guide, on this snowshoeing adventure at the Peñalara Glacial Cirque in the Sierra de Guadarrama, Spain. Discover this winter paradise with a local and expert guide.

Private and Group


1 Day

Jan, Feb, Dec




  • Discover a winter wonderland: the Peñalara Glacial Cirque
  • Enjoy the most thrilling snowshoeing paths
  • Learn about the local ecosystem and geomorphology


Discover the Peñalara Glacial Cirque at Sierra de Guadarrama on this snowshoeing day. Explore this winter paradise in Spain.

Sierra de Guadarrama is a dazzling nature wonder in Spain. This place has an incomparable beauty all year round. But it is during winter, when a fresh layer of snow has covered its hills and mountains, that it turns into a true paradise. And there is no better way to explore it than with snowshoes!

So come with me on this journey to the heart of the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park to reach its Glacial Cirque. Located only 1 hour outside of Madrid, it is hard to believe a place this mesmerizing exists.

First we’ll meet at Puerto de Cotos. Then, we’ll put on the snowshoes and poles. And after a short security briefing we will be ready to tackle the snow.

Depending on the weather conditions, we’ll take a charming path to the Peñalara lagoon, where we’ll enjoy hypnotizing views of the Lozoya Valley. All throughout the journey, we’ll make several stops to learn more about the geomorphology of the place, as well as the local ecosystem. Finally for our return, we’ll have a blast using the snowshoes downhill towards Valsain.

So if you are up for this fantastic snowshoeing adventure in the Peñalara Glacial Cirque, don’t hesitate and send me a request. I promise it will be a trip you won’t be able to forget. Plus, you can book this as a private trip or join one of our groups.

Looking for a summer adventure? I also guide this Posets-Maladetas 6-day hiking trip in Benasque.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

A minimum of 6 people is required for this trip. 25€ for adults, and 22€ for children. The price is per person for group trips and it includes the guide fee, technical gear (snowshoes and poles) and insurance. It does not include meals, transportation or accommodation. For private trips please contact me so I can provide you with the corresponding prices.



There’s the possibility of staying at a rural hotel.

Meeting point

Puerto de Cotos

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 Pedro Gonzalez del Tanago

Yuval Barel


September, 2021

Was very good carlos was excellent guide

Folkert Haak


August, 2021

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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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