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“Astounding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National park of Sierra de Gredos

National park of Sierra de Gredos
Navarredonda de Gredos, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Madrid, Spain
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“Astounding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

A definite "will go back". Beautiful mountain surroundings with falls and exquisite air. Inspiring for trekking and photography.

Visited June 2013
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“Fantastic scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Far from the hustle and bustle of Tourism, the Sierra de Gredos is in easy reach of the main cities of Madrid and Toledo to be visited on a sunny day. Landscapes, castles and wildlife (a capricorn crossing our path) are to be seen. Take your time and drive on the small roads.

Visited May 2012
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“A natural environment to enjoy with the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Gredos is a total jewel in terms of nature. Full of forest with dozens of pathways to discover all the great places and small but beautiful villages where it seems that time has stopped. Gredos has a lot to offer to everyone, from the expert trekking experience, to the tranquil walks with the family with children

Visited October 2011
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“8h long trekking to the Laguna de la Nava - beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

We stayed in the Sierra de Gredos the whole weekend, from Friday till Sunday afternoon, looking for nature, relaxing ambient and places to walk in the mountains.

We rented a rural house called El Herrero-Vivegredos (close to El Barco de Avila); a very nice place to stay if you want to walk in the national park. They had animals (e.g. rabbits, goats); the house was comfortable, the owners very kind and helpful (they recommended us the trekking routes) and the surrounding area beautiful (very close to all the trekking routes).

Following the recommendation we decided to see Laguna de la Nava in the national park. It is around 9.5km long walk, taking around 8h (both ways). The walk was rather demanding (medium-high difficulty) but very rewarding. The views were amazing: the mountains, the goats looking at you from high cliffs; small waterfall; fields of big rocks; laguna; a very nice trekking day. Fully recommended for persons searching for couple of hours with nature (and physical exercise) without a crowd.

I put 4 stars and not 5 as the path signals could be improved, e.g. showing the distance (km and time) to the laguna and two shelters. Then, few times it was not exactly clear which path to choose.

Visited March 2012
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“Beautiful walks, winter or summer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

There are many beautiful walks for anyone from the fairly unfit beginner to a real expert who likes a challenge. In winter you can hire snow shoes to walk on the snow but, beware, the weather can be treacherous and if you choose this option you should be prepared. Summer or winter there are magnificent landscapes to enjoy.

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