Manzanares el Real is a small town with 8000 inhabitants located in northern area of Madrid. The village is located to in the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares Regional Park that is listed in the Worldwide Biosphere Reserves and that is one of the most stunning landscapes in the Region of Madrid. The river Manzanares unites Lake Santillana just outside the village. One of the highlights of the town’s rich cultural and historical heritage is the Castle of Manzanares el Real, which is one of the best preserved castles in the Madrid Region and built in the 15th century. Manzanares el Real is an ideal place to enjoy history, nature and outdoor sports.
Flight arrives in Madrid airport according to the flight schedule.
Airport transfer to Madrid city centre and walking tour without guide, incl. the Palacio Real. Check in to a 3-star hotel and overnight accommodation.
2nd day Breakfast.
10:00 a.m. – Walking guided tour in Manzanares El Real (3 hrs ca.), discovering the cultural highlights: the castle (XV cent.), the Fountain of Hermitages, the Cañada Real Bridge, the Church ‘Nuestra Señora de las Nieves’, the ‘Hermitages Virgen de Peña Sacra’, the ethnological and archaeological Museum and the exhibition at the House of the Culture.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch based on regional products.
Return to the hotel. Dinner in the in-house restaurant and overnight accommodation.
10:00 a.m. – Departure by bus to reach the National Park ‘Sierra de Guadarrama’ and walk inside. 12:30 p.m. – Tasting of typical products.
2:00 p.m. – Guided climbing experience in the area of Manzanares El Real.
Guided hiking itinerary of Canto Cochino.
Return to the hotel, according to the bus schedule. Dinner in the in-house restaurant and overnight accommodation.
9:00 a.m. – Walk (without the guide) to the Lake Santillana, discovering the nature aspects of the area.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch in a restaurant near the Visitor Centre.
Airport transfer to Madrid Airport.
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