Sierra de Gredos Regional Reserve

Sierra de Gredos Regional Reserve

Description

Located in the south of the Castile-León region, the Sierra de Gredos Regional Reserve covers 28 districts and consists of a spectacular succession of lakes, cirques, gorges and crags created by erosion during the various ice ages. This is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor sports such as cycling, mountaineering and rock climbing or to visitseveral towns with an interesting cultural heritage such as Candeleda and Barco de Ávila as well as historic sites such as the Roman road at the Puerto del Pico pass.

Travel guide

How to Get There

 

Sierra de Gredos Regional Reserve: Plan your journey by public transport

Train station located in the town of Ávila, region of Castilla y León, Spain.

Madrid-Barajas Airport is situated twelve kilometres to the northeast of the city of Madrid, within its municipality, on the plain in the valley of the River Jarama.

Airport situated in the town of Salamanca, region of Castilla y León, Spain.

Airport located in the town of Valladolid, region of Castilla y León, Spain.

Sierra de Gredos Regional Reserve weather forecast

Nov 13, 2019 - Wed
Arenas de San Pedro, España
clear sky
62°F clear sky
Wind 1 mph, NNE
Humidity 48%
Pressure 759.81 mmHg
wed11/13 thu11/14 fri11/15 sat11/16 sun11/17
few clouds
62/48°F
light rain
52/41°F
scattered clouds
51/35°F
sky is clear
48/38°F
light rain
45/39°F

Places to go

Ávila

Trip to Ávila, a world heritage site, located in the Spanish region of Castile-León.

TO SEE: The Spanish town of Ávila is a World Heritage Site, sheltered by the Sierra Gredos Mountains. Behind the city walls of this town there is a valuable set of churches and Renaissance palaces that bear witness to the past wealth of Ávila as a textile centre.

TO DO: Take a stroll through the old part, visiting the cathedral, churches, Renaissance palaces and the city walls.

RECOMMEND: Taste the famous dessert of Saint Teresa – “yemas” (sugared egg yolks) – and visit the Medieval festival.

Candelario

Trip to the mountain village of Candelario, located in the region of Castile-León, Spain.

TO SEE: Candelario, a mountain village, is located near the town of Béjar, in the Spanish region of Castile-León.

TO DO: Skiing at La Covatilla ski resort, taking a stroll through the village.

RECOMMEND: If you happen to be there in Spring, don’t miss out on the cherry blossom.

Salamanca

Trip to Salamanca, Spain, university city par excellence and city of the Spanish  language. Its historic centre has been designated a World Heritage Site  by the UNESCO.

TO SEE: The old town of Salamanca, university city par excellence and city of the Spanish language, is a World Heritage Site.

TO DO: Take a stroll through its historic center, learn its humanist tradition, the open character of the local people, the wealth of its cultural heritage, the Art Nouveau Museum, the cathedral, the main square Plaza Mayor…

RECOMMEND: Have some tapas on Plaza Mayor.

El Pico Mountain Pass

Trip to the El Pico mountain pass in the Sierra de Gredos, region of Castile-León, Spain.

TO SEE: The Roman road, breathtaking views of the Sierra de Gredos mountain range.

TO DO: Hiking and visiting the villages in the southern part of the Sierra de Gredos mountain range.

RECOMMEND: Enjoy the breathtaking views from the El Pico pass.

Sierra de Gredos Regional Reserve

Trekking or snowshoeing in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, Spain.

TO SEE: Circo de Gredos – a glacial cirque situated in the central part of the northern slope – 2382 meters high, Laguna Grande lake, the Spanish goat…

TO DO: Trekking, snowshoeing

RECOMMEND: Ascending to the Laguna

Tormes River

Hiking in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, Tormes river and Las Chorreras waterfalls, Castile-Leon, Spain.

TO SEE: Wild flowers, mushrooms

TO DO: Hiking

RECOMMEND: Visit the “Las Chorreras” waterfalls.

Routes

Crossing Sierra de Gredos Mountain Range

Crossing Sierra de Gredos mountain range from north to south in the region of Castile-León, Spain.

This route will take you across the Sierra de Gredos mountains, from north to south. In the Northern part you will enjoy the alpine zone and 1000 meters downwards you’ll find the almost Mediterranean area of southern Gredos. The route can be done by car or hiking, using the traditional paths of the seasonal migration of livestock.

Possibility of spending the night in a hotel of Boutique Hotels, El Milano Real, on the north side and Esquiladores Posada Real on the south side. We also organize transfers of luggage and provide self-guided or guided routes.

Points:
Sierra de Gredos mountains

Festivals and Events

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