Enjoy the water in the Region of Madrid

Discover the endless possibilities of water tourism in the Region of Madrid, where natural beauty becomes the perfect setting for water activities.

From river walks to water sports, this region offers experiences for all tastes and ages.

The Water Route (Moralzarzal), the Barranca Valley, the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares Regional Park or the Majalespino Reservoir are ideal destinations for those seeking tranquility, with peaceful walks offering panoramic views of the Sierra de Guadarrama. For the more adventurous, the Guadalix de la Sierra and Molino de la Hoz reservoirs offer all kinds of nautical activities, such as windsurfing and sailing, surrounded by an impressive natural environment.

From Rascafría to Pinilla del Valle, the Sierra Norte de Madrid offers a wide range of experiences, from the tranquility of the Las Presillas recreation area to the breathtaking beauty of the Purgatorio waterfall. In San Mamés and Somosierra, you can admire the majesty of the Chorrera de San Mamés before embarking on an exciting canyoning descent. Buitrago del Lozoya and Cervera de Buitrago are ideal destinations to relax in the natural pools of Riosequillo and enjoy water activities in the reservoir of El Atazar. You can also practice exciting activities such as canoeing and paddle surfing at the Pinilla reservoir. And in Patones and Torremocha del Jarama, you can enjoy the magic of the Pontón de la Oliva and explore the impressive Cárcavas before embarking on a unique canoeing experience on the Jarama River, surrounded by lush biodiversity protected by the Red Natura 2000.

Moving to the westernmost point of the Madrid Region, you will find the Sierra Oeste de Madrid, which allows you to discover from San Martín de Valdeiglesias to Pelayos de la Presa, passing through the recreational areas of El Muro and Virgen de la Nueva, and the beaches of the Pantano de San Juan. Further north, in Santa María de la Alameda and Valdemaqueda, you can visit the Cascada del Hornillo and the Ruta del río Cofio, before passing through Navas del Rey and admiring the beauty of the streams.

At the other end of the Region of Madrid, in the area of Las Vegas and Alcarria de Madrid, you can also cool off at Los Villares beach, the only place where you can bathe in the Tagus River. In addition, in Fuentidueña de Tajo and Villamanrique de Tajo, it is possible to take a walk while observing a rich variety of birds and walking through fields of corn, asparagus and cereals.

Take advantage of the good weather to explore the diversity of nautical tourism in the Region of Madrid and discover a world of unique experiences that invite you to enjoy nature at its best.

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Image: Purgatorio waterfall - Sierra Norte de Madrid©