15% of our territory is integrated in protected areas, the most important of which is the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. A good way to get to know this space created in 2013 is the guided tour program "Meeting Point", in which through the figure of the Cuentaparque (a specialized technician) you can learn about the values of the park in four different routes.
If you prefer to go on your own, a good starting point are the four visitor centers in La Pedriza, Puente del Perdón, Valle de la Fuenfría and Peñalara. Come and get information, or consult and book the activities they offer, most of them are free. If you still need more information, download the National Park Services Guide, which will provide you with information on accommodation, restaurants, activity companies, museums and visitor centers. You can even take a bus that runs along the periphery of the park with guides in English and Spanish.
The Sierra del Rincón Biosphere Reserve, the Sierra Norte, the Regional Parks, the Nature Reserves or the Natural Sites of Interest, all these regions have numerous activity companies that will allow you to enjoy nature in a different way, always adapting to your tastes.
Discover the Sierra Norte with the Translozoya train, which leaves from Chamartín station and travels through the main villages in the area.
It is interesting the Sierra Oeste where you can enjoy activities such as Nautical Tourism combined with other activities such as Wine Tourism or Ornithological Tourism.
Activities to Release Adrenaline
Climbing has a preferential place in the Community of Madrid, you can practice the different modalities, with places for all levels. Areas such as La Pedriza, Patones, Cañón de Uceda, Pantano de San Juan or San Lorenzo de El Escorial offer climbing areas in the middle of Nature.
There are many areas where you can practice Multiadventure: snow sports, mountaineering, birding, horseback riding, caving, zip line, paintball, archery, 4x4 routes, golf, etc.. Among other activities we highlight paragliding, which you can practice in the Sierra de la Cabrera. Dare! And enjoy the air and nature of the Community of Madrid.
Marcha rural ©Hugo Fernández. Region of Madrid
Rock climbing at La Pedriza © José Luis Carrascosa. Shutterstock