See your photographs here Sierra de Guadarrama In and around the mountains of Madrid © Copyright “name”, 2010. All Rights Reserved Created by Stephen Fernandez Osmunda Consulting    Made with Xara Web Designer Sierra de Guadarrama Horses nr. Navalafuente Sierra de Guadarrama thanks Steve F Welcome to the Sierra de Guadarrama, this site is dedicated to bringing you the best of the region and helping you to discover its secrets.  This site is written and maintained by people who live in and love the area (warts and all).  The Sierra de Guadarrama is the Mountain range north of Madrid covering some 80 kilometres; it is literally an area of outstanding natural beauty only about 40 kilometres north of one of Europe's capital cities (even closer from Barajas the airport).  The peaks of the Guadarrama range average around 2.000m.  The highest peak, Peñalara, reaches an altitude of 2.438m. The range is ideally suited to all levels of ability, offering easy, well marked trails with limited ascents to much harder treks requiring high levels of skill and fitness.  For about 4 or 5 months of the year they are snow capped and the region even boasts a ski resort at Navacerrada.   In the summer the area is the main retreat for Madrilleños to escape from the oppressive heat of Madrid.   This site is split into 4 main sections 1) A description of the main towns and villages 2) The best places to eat, drink and be merry 3) Things to do, mainly outdoor activities 4) If you need accommodation where to stay Additionally we will try to bring you any interesting local news and details about what's on in the area that you might enjoy. One would think that lying so close to a major European capital, the mountains would be flooded with visitors every weekend however this is far from true.  Most visitors stick to a small number of areas and the majority do not wander much further than the picnic areas. Your Help This web site is designed to show what is available in the Sierra de Guadarrama and help the visitor regardless if they are here for a long stay or a weekend break.  So if you have any ideas about what we should cover, anything we may have missed, places we should review or interesting local news and events, then please let us know. Equally we love to receive articles and photographs about our Sierra so feel free to forward them on and who knows we will publish the best (see contact us; add link). We are also trying to build up a collection of good photographs.  If you like any of them please feel free to use them all we ask is that it is for non-commercial use and that if you do publish them somewhere we would love a link back to ourselves. Last of all Please check back regularly The Sierra de Guadarrama has many beautiful towns and villages, 000’s of walks and many fine restaurants and bars.  To document them all will take sometime, so this website will continue to grow as we discover more about this stunning area and add more and more places to this site. we hope this you find this site useful and we welcome any feedback but most importantly come and enjoy the sierra. August is Fiesta time in the the Sierra de Guadarrama.  Including Soto the first weekend of the month, Manzanares from the 5th to the  9th, Guadarrama from the 7th to the 15th, Miraflores from the 12th to the 15th and many more. You can get more details here at www.madrid.fiestas.net What’s On Spring flowers nr. Soto del Real Sierra de Guadarrama thanks Steve F Ibex on la Najarra Sierra de Guadarrama thanks N.Chapman
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