Turismo Madrid

Water Trail

The Community of Madrid has many plans to offer and places to discover. A short drive takes you to places out of a fairy tale, where you can disconnect and enjoy nature. 

The Cuenca Alta del Manzanares Regional Park is one of them, as it hosts the "Camino del Agua" (“The Water Trail”), which visits the Berceas reservoir to the water tanks of Cercedilla.  

Formerly known as "El Camino de las Canteras", its five-kilometer path will cross authentic landscapes and different ecosystems, giving prominence to water. Along the way you will even be able to observe stretches of pipes, while enjoying the neighboring mountain villages and panoramic views.

It is a highly recommended path through the valley of Fuenfría, of low difficulty and little slope, and one of the easiest routes to do in the Sierra de Guadarrama.

The village of Cercedilla is the starting point of the route, specifically the Visitors Center of the National Park "Valle de la Fuenfría". The path, with an approximate duration of an hour and a half, is full of wooden bridges, rivers and slopes, which will allow visitors to connect with nature and relax.

The trail also shelters numerous trees and plants, such as oaks, ferns, hazelnut and pine trees. Undoubtedly, a great opportunity to get to know the different species and even learn to recognize them. 

The "Camino del Agua" offers an adventure where the whole family is welcome, as it is one of the easiest trails. In addition, the entire route is visibly signposted, so it will not be a problem to find the way.

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