THE GUADARRAMA MOUNTAINS
I have been in Spain for six months but, considering how much this country has to offer, I have seen so little! This past Sunday we tried to solve this problem. Pepe, Santi, his dog Nube (Cloud) and I took the car to the Guadarrama Mountains. This is a little preview.
The Guadarrama Mountains is the fifth largest national park in Spain, found between Madrid and Castile and León. The landscape is rocky, rough, decorated with shades of dark greens and absolutely beautiful.
I would like to imagine that wild goats and cows had once roamed the same trails. Although we did not see any, we saw their poop! (Unfortunately I did not take any pictures). In fact, the Iberian ibex live on the northern part of the mountain range.
We spent the day in the mountains’ Seven Peaks. Each peak has incredible views of the surrounding towns, cities, hills and lakes. We managed to reach the fourth peak and we think we walk a total of five kilometres.
Between the second and third peak, we stopped between some rocks to eat. Pepe brought coffee grounds a Turkish gave him and made us a couple cups, spiked with honey liquor.
Meanwhile, Nube enjoyed her stick.
I made a GIF – and Pepe is dancing!
Can you recommend us any places nearby Madrid? We are talking about returning to the area. As zombies. On Halloween.