Although we are in the center of Madrid , in Active Trekking we organize hiking and ornithological routes through the varied nature that exists within the Community of Madrid and, even, throughout the Spanish territory, when we leave several days.
Here we are biologists and mountain guides, and every month we enter the mountain about 10 people to play sports, learn about the history of the places where we go, its geology and the elements that form them and They make them so special. This number of people for the expedition is very comfortable, because it will make us all have a good relationship and it is not large enough to get lost in the explanations.
From north to south, in the Community we go hiking in places like the Picadas Dam , crossing the bank of the Alberche River, or the Guariñas Trail , in Buitrago del Lozoya, at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama, among many other exits.
As we will do long routes, several days, through places throughout the Peninsula: the Ordesa Valley in the Pyrenees, the Despeñaperros Natural Park in Andalusia or Monfragüe in Extremadura.
But we take advantage of the paths surrounded by flora and fauna to make bird routes in the surroundings of the capital. We will go with a professional ornithologist and a telescope to see the common kestrel, the bustard , the lagoon eagles and the common sison, apart from many other species.
We will all depart from the city together to share transportation and reduce toxic emissions to the environment.
Can you imagine staying in Madrid Center and, a while later, being in full Madrid nature doing a hiking route ? In Active Hiking we organize tours of several points of the Community of Madrid, because the rural area surrounding the capital is very wide and varied.
With a mountain guide, we start from the center in a small group of people, to make the most familiar route in which, if difficulty allows, it is possible to bring pets . Every month we make trips to the mountain, such as the Guariñas Trail in the Sierra de Guadarrama, the Cancho de los Muertos in La Pedriza and the Long Rope in the port of Morcuera.
They are routes to know the geography and geology and its development over the years, and the life that inhabits it. We will know how to differentiate the animal and plant species that populate these lands.
But we not only move within the Community of Madrid. When we have time, we do hiking trails around places throughout Spain. We have gone to the Pyrenees, the Monfragüe National Park or the Ponga Natural Park, in the Cantabrian Mountains . They are paradises that we travel on foot, playing sports and with good company while discovering all the natural treasures that make up the Spanish territory.
In Active Hiking we have not reduced ourselves to doing hiking routes, because we also take the binoculars and the telescope and take you to the Madrid mountain range to sighting the great variety of birds that fly a few kilometers from the capital.
We left Madrid with a professional ornithologist in small groups, of about 10 people. Why this number? We are convinced that it is a good amount to learn from the history of the environment and the evolution of birds in the area, apart from the good atmosphere that is generated in the group.
We leave throughout the Community: the Sierra de Gredos in the west, the Sierra de Guadarrama to the north , through towns such as Rascafría or Navacerrada. The points are very varied and the birds that we will also see: the Great Bustard , the Black Vulture , the Common Kestrel and the Buzzard Busardo are some of the dozens of species that await us in the mountain range of Madrid.
We carry our own telescope , but we recommend that you bring your binoculars to see how many times you want the trees and rocks where they rest, or to admire the elegance with the that move through the air.
We share a car to pollute as little as possible, so don't worry if you don't have transportation.