Turismo Madrid


Escapada por… la Alcarria Alcalaína


If you like hiking or you want to take your bike and see other areas of our region, this week we suggest you a trip by the 'Alcarria Alcalaína', that immersed in the region of Las Vegas, and bounded by the Tajuña, Jarama and Henares rivers, offers us a little paradise thanks to its landscapes, its variety of ecosystems and a natural environment of singular beauty.

To the east of the Region of Madrid, is found the one known as 'Alcarria Alcalaína', located in the south of the river Henares and Alcalá de Henares, a town that gives name to this area of the region. From north to south is composed of the following municipalities: Los Santos de la Humosa, Anchuelo, Santorcaz, Villalbilla, Corpa, Pezuela de las Torres, Valverde de Alcalá, Torres de la Alameda, Pozuelo del Rey, Nuevo Baztán, Olmeda de las Fuentes, Villar del Olmo, Ambite, Orusco de Tajuña, Carabaña, Valdaracete, Valdilecha, Campo Real, Arganda del Rey y Loeches.

It is limited to southern by the Tajuña River and several streams that separate it from the Alcarria of Chinchon, to the north by the Henares River that separates it from the countryside of Alcalá, and to the east by the Jarama River.

The Alcarria Alcalaína, has one of the largest green areas in the region, hence it is the ideal destination for bicycle lovers and hiking. But the spaces of this area with basic type lands, in which plasters, marl, limestone moorland and clays dominates, whose landscapes are Mediterranean with abundant holm oak wood and oak forests, are not the only reason worth knowing one of the less known areas of our region, as its urban fabric, hidde treasures that you can not miss.

Of course the gastronomy is not far behind, highlighting in particular the roast lamb or game dishes such as beans with partridge and oxtail. Do not leave without taste some products like the olives from Campo Real, olive oil, sheep cheese and bread artisanal production.

Don't think twice, access to the information of each locality and prepare your getaway by 'Alcarria Alcalaína', an ideal chance to know the beautiful landscapes that hides our region.

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