Posts tagged ‘walking’

Walking and Canyoning in Ordesa, Pyrenees

Some photos from last weeks trip walking in Ordesa National Park and canyoning:

Gredos mountains

p1000688Have 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.

Siete Picos

At the weekend I was backup in the Sierra de Guadarrama for a walk up to Siete Picos – although this was the first time I’ve been up there without clear blue skies (photos from my other walks up there are here and here) – it was quite windy, cold and icy. Here are a couple of pics:



Peñalba de la Sierra & La Cebosa

Track from Sunday walk … (probably wouldn’t advise you follow our track, since we lost the path for much of the way!)…

Few photos:

Ilosaari Rock & Herajärven Kierros trail – Finland

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:

Siete Picos

Photos and tracks from 2 days walking in Cercedilla, Puerto de Navacerrada and Siete Picos….


Tracks (Saturday):

Tracks (Sunday):

Gredos Mountains

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!