Posts tagged ‘walking’
Have just spent the weekend up in the Gredos mountains (about 2.5 hours drive from Madrid), hoping to escape the heat of Madrid (it’s been over 36c most of the last week). It was still really hot even up in the mountains, but fortunately there were plenty of places to swim in the river to cool down. On Saturday during the day we spent a few hours walking up Senda de la Garganta de Bohoyo. Then in the early evening we went up to the Laguna de los Caballeros (about 4-5 hours walk), where we slept out just in our sleeping bags – even though it’s over 2000m up, it was warm and dry enough to sleep out, following morning we returned the same way, stopping off for a swim before heading back to Madrid.
Have just got back from holiday to Finland. Firstly to the Ilosaari music festival in Joensuu and then on to do a 60km+ walk – the Herajärven Kierros trail in Koli National Park. Photos…
And the GPS track from the walk:
I spent the last weekend up in the Gredos mountains – fantastic scenery and only couple of hours drive from Madrid. On Saturday we walked from Navalperal de Torres to the Elola Refugio via Cinco Lagunas (approx 9 hours, including time for swim in the lakes), stayed overnight at Elola. On Sunday morning we went up Almonzor and back to the refugio (about 5 1/2 hours), had lunch then back to up to Navalperal (another 6 hours including break for swim in the river).
Hoping to get back there again soon!