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Penalara Natural Park

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28740 Rascafria, Spain
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Nice Getaway from the City

My husband and I are avid hikers and love finding natural areas near cities we visit. Spain was no... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
via mobile
walkers' heaven

Wide horizons, birds of prey circling, fresh air and a feeling of exhilaration and space! Great... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Greater London, United Kingdom
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28740 Rascafria, Spain
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are avid hikers and love finding natural areas near cities we visit. Spain was no different. We took a train from Madrid (Atocha) to Cercedilla, then from there to Los Cotos. The total time was just over 2.5 hours (each way)....More

1  Thank TNsnowflake
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Wide horizons, birds of prey circling, fresh air and a feeling of exhilaration and space! Great conservation centre with tips on appropriate walks.

Thank globalcuriosity2015
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

An easy drive from Segovia gets you into the Sierra Guadarrama national park. There is also a train from Madrid to Los Cotos. There is a mountain info centre at Los Cotos and 5/6 walks start from here. Even with a little snow around, the...More

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I had planned for a trek in cercedilia during the weekend but a nice chat with a friendly passenger in the train made me aware of this place and I went up to Cotos for a hike to Penalara. Once you reach cotos railway station...More

Thank DevShetty
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We visited this area of the Guadarrama National Park (not that far from Madrid) on a birding tour. We made a number of stops and finally we walked to the Cirque higher up. Very nice trail and landscapes. Towards the end of the trail on...More

2  Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 13 July 2013

A nice walk and a good hike. Many people had their bikes and seemed like they were enjoying it quite a bit. If you going for it in the summer, go early when it is cool othewise you may be miserable.

1  Thank fairtraveler80
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I've just taken an alpine safety course conducted in the park. The park itself is accessible through the Puerto Los Cotos entrance. Buses from Madrid go to Puerto Los Cotos from Moncloa - check online for line 691 for departure times. Ample parking may also...More

3  Thank Owl630
Reviewed 2 November 2011

A fabulous spot so close to Madrid, with walks for everyone. Maps available from the info centre, though hard to find online and generally in Spanish. Well worth it, a prime day out from Madrid.

2  Thank Redfred1000
Reviewed 22 October 2009

There are two great aspects of the Park as I saw it - getting there and being there. !. Getting there. There are three park offices and I have only been to the one near Los Cotos station. This involves two trains on RENFE's Madrid...More

12  Thank davidxTodmorden
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