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Gabriel Blanco, Dreampeaks
  • Explore the breathtaking nature off the beaten path with a professional local guide! Discover the stunning natural landscapes boasting rich fauna and flora — if you’re lucky, you might even spot an Iberian ibex! This 2-day loop takes you along 24km (15 miles) of impressive gorges, lagoons, and rugged yet beautiful mountain landscape. Get the most of your adventure, sleep under the starry Spanish skies, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

    • Meet your guides around 7:00 AM at your accommodation in Madrid and head to Hoyos del Espino in Ávila. On your first day, you’ll explore the Sierra de Gredos Natural Park over 6 to 8 hours of walking. Enjoy the stunning views over the lakes and cliffs as the sun sets, and relax with your group over a warm meal and drinks. After a challenging day in nature, re-energize in a bivouac where you’ll spend the night in a sleeping bag under the starry sky.
      Time: 6 to 8 hours.
      Distance: 16,2 km
      Elevation: +1.400 m, -710 m

    • After a hearty breakfast, pack up camp and continue with your hiking adventure. Spend around 3 hours exploring the area before reaching the car. Share a meal with your group in Hoyos del Espino town and head back to Madrid. Estimated time of arrival is 7:00 PM.
      Time: 3-4 hours
      Distance: 7 km
      Elevation: +250 m, -420 m

    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
        • 2 days of guided hiking in Sierra de Gredos
        • Accommodation for 1 night in camp bivouac
        • Camping stove and fuel
        • Hiking poles
        • 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

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation to Madrid
        • Accommodations prior and after the trip
        • Three/Four-seasons sleeping bag and pad
        • Optional accommodation and half board (dinner and breakfast, vegan on demand) in a mountain hut
        • Meals (make sure to bring breakfast and dinner, as well as an optional lunch for Day 2)
    • Hiking in Sierra de Gredos is most suitable for intermediate to advanced hikers and trekkers. This adventure includes 5 to 8 hour hikes on paths and trails, involving ascents and descents through varied and rocky terrain and carrying a medium weight backpack (from 8 to 10 kg). A good level of fitness is required. The hike crosses rugged mountain terrain, scree sections and occasional easy rock scrambling. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.

    • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

        • Backpack large enough to carry all the items listed 30-50 litres — can be rented
        • Meals (breakfast and dinner)
        • Sleeping bag — can be rented
        • Sleeping pad — can be rented
        • Mountain/hiking boots or trail shoes
        • Trekking socks
        • Functional underwear (breathable and wicking type).
        • Hiking pants.
        • Breathable and wicking short sleeve T-Shirt
        • Light warm fleece or softshell
        • Breathable waterproof and windproof jacket
        • Warm hat
        • Neck gaiter.
        • Warm gloves.
        • Sun hat
        • Passport or ID
        • Pocket knife
        • Snacks (energy bars, fruits, sandwiches, nuts, etc…)
        • Casual dry clothes and sport shoes for changing after the tour — left in the car during the tour
        • Water bottle or hydration bladder (3L capacity)
        • Isotonic drink
        • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
        • Spare clothes for layering
        • Waterproof rain jacket
        • Sunhat
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
        • Headlamp or flashlight
        • Sunglasses
        • Camera — optional (but recommended)

      Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • For this private adventure, the hiking group can be from 1 to 14 people large.
        • The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family!

      Hiking in Sierra de Gredos can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors as young as 10 are permitted to join the hike in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
        • For families with children under 14 years old, the route and distance will be adapted according to the age of the attendees.

      If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • To get to Madrid, most people fly into Madrid–Barajas International Airport. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to your accommodation. Madrid is 2.5 hours away from the hiking location.

      Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Sierra de Gredos, Spain, please refer to the Spanish Ministry of Health or the Official Tourism Website of Madrid.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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