QUAINT VILLAGES, THRILLING HISTORY AND LOCAL CRAFT BEER This insider access all levels hike will take you off-the-beaten-track to nature and villages untouched by time. The route is about 11km long with 300m of elevation change. The path is a varied mix of single or tractor paths with some loose stones. This hike is family-friendly! Be ready for: * two unspoiled villages away from the tourist trails * farm animals amongst stone-walled fields & in the wild * an ancient bridge over a playful gorge stream * undemanding slopes offering ever more spectacular views of the entire Madrid mountain range * an abandoned railway track, viaduct & tunnel with a dark history * a break at a Spanish Civil War prison labour camp * an insider look into ancient stone mining * a PERFECT finish to your hike with a choice of 7 types of amazing ecological craft beers in a mountain microbrewery on the historic village square - also a gluten-free option (delicious food also served, including vegetarian options) Lunch/picnic/organic local products available at the starting village. We will take a public bus from the Plaza Castilla terminal. For the way back you may of course stay longer in the village and take a bus back later!
It all started 7 years ago when a June mountain snowstorm tied me to Madrid forever... Will you let Madrid work its magic on you too? I will share my passions for hiking, history & craft beer with you . I've played around in the Alps since the age of 10 and got my official high alpine course certificate. Since 2013 I've explored every nook and cranny of the Madrid mountains & become a local Madrileño myself. Let me immerse you in Spain´s fascinating culture! I'm also passionate about craft beer, its subtle differences in taste and the stories of the local people behind it. I've travelled around the world twice, so I know everyone has a story to tell. Local craftspeople as much as you and me. Through nature, an inclusive atmosphere I will connect you with all that is around!
First craft beer/wine/soda is on me
Collective first aid kit. I have two walking sticks available for those in need.
The area is known as the 'Sierra Pobre' ('Poor Mountains') because of it's history as a backwater area. Luckily this means that our destination is unspoilt by mass-tourism. It will feel as if we have the area to ourselves. Our final stop is right in the beautiful old centre of Bustarviejo, with a commanding valley view. Both I and the people at the brewery are beer aficionados, so can tell you all about what you're drinking!
10歳以上の方8名まで参加できます。 Prior hiking experience is recommended. There will be some loose stones and elevation change of 250m. However, more than hiking experience an average fitness is advised.
The bus drivers don't accept any cards and they have limited change. You buy your ticket on the bus and it costs 5,10 one way. You can't buy a return directly. Drivers never accept notes of 20 or higher, so try to have the exact amount or notes of 10. There are cash machines at the terminal!