Summer comes to the Sierra Norte
The end has come to most anticipated time of the year the summer ! Good weather and vacations allow us to enjoy more free time, moments with family or friends, and perform outdoor activities outdoor.
The Sierra Norte de Madrid is a good choice to escape the routine since less than one hour from the capital, you can find an important and unique natural environment with rich landscape, as well as cultural attractions. If you live in the center of Madrid, summer is a perfect time to leave the city and find activities and natural places to cool off and know new places.
Refresh your summer in the Sierra Norte de Madrid !
The first, THE SHADOW. Roads as the GR- 303, a route of more of 50 km that goes through the five boroughs of the reserve of the biosphere of the Sierra of el Rincón and offering large sections under the trees providing this so appreciated in summer shade. We recommend the section that goes from the Hayedo de Montejo to the municipality of La Hiruela, that in addition, It runs along the banks of the Jarama River.
And there is our second ally, The water. In the Sierra Norte de Madrid we have some of the waterfalls and most beautiful waterfalls of the community and the routes until they are a very good choice for this season. Some of them: the jabot from the Litueros in Somosierra, the highest waterfall in the community of Madrid, with 40 meters; the cascade of purgatory in Rascafría, starting the route in the bridge of forgiveness, against the historic monastery of El Paular, being one of the most beautiful of the Sierra de Guadarrama and also fits to emphasize the Chorrera de San Mamés, a cascade of 30 meters high which descends by a rocky area in a spectacular way.
Don't forget to bring water to be always hydrated!
In the Sierra Norte de Madrid the water has taken an important role throughout history until today, with a magnificent heritage related, such as bridges and dams. One of the main attractions in the summer are the natural pools, such as the Clips in Rascafría and the recreational area of Riosequillo in Buitrago del Lozoya. Now you can enjoy a pleasant day soak accompanied by family, friends, partner and being surrounded by a unique natural site. You can also take advantage before or after the bath to visit the villages of Rascafría and Lozoya Buitrago, of great cultural, natural and landscape value.
On the other hand, organised activities are the perfect alternative for those who want a little more than action. The reservoirs of the Sierra Norte de Madrid are stages of activities as canoeing, windsurfing, paddle surfing, sailing / kayaking. Both in the Pinilla reservoir and the Nautical Area of Interior of Cervera de Buitrago in the Reservoir of El Atazar you can do all these activities. It consults with companies offering various nautical activities in the area here.
After the day full of movement can take to eat at one of the restaurants of the Sierra Norte de Madrid, where can enjoy the gastronomy of the area and its local products; as well as stay in one of our accommodation or forces campsites to rest and recover for the next day continue knowing and enjoying the Sierra Norte.
When night temperatures drop slightly and it is the ideal time to be outdoors. The nightlife of walking under the Moon, they will make you enjoy a nice walk with the silence of the night, the light of the Moon and the sound of nature, enjoy it in its full glory. As well as activities of stargazing in which you can relax, enjoy the night and learn on a nice summer night.