Tag Archives: Fuenfría valley

The Puricelli trail – el camino Puricelli

There are many celebrated trails in the central Guadarrama area, but surely one of those you must begin with is el camino Puricelli – the Puricelli trail. It starts in Cercedilla, right out of the train station, and meanders up … Continue reading

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Tino bikes to Puerto de Fuenfría..and back!

This past long hot Summer has been exhausting..in part due to the protracted heat that we have suffered, but also as a result of the high frequency of relatively strenuous outdoor activity that we have engaged in. Day-hiking, rock-climbing, biking, … Continue reading

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The Shower of the Germans – La Ducha de los Alemanes

The heavy rainfall of recent weeks, combined with the thaw as the snow gradually disappears from the Sierra, has meant that the streams and rivers of Guadarrama bound down from the mountains replete and teeming with water. Water is the … Continue reading

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Skiing and solitude in Río Moros Valley

These last weeks have seen multiple days of intense mountain activity. Standouts have been skiing the South and the East of La Peñota, the closest mountain to my house and one which rarely accumulates enough snow to ski, skiing off … Continue reading

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Hot Summer days..and small singing climbers

There weren’t too many cold Spring days in Cercedilla this year, and i’ve been telling anybody who would listen of my fears of a hot Summer..and lo! ..was i right. We’re going on two weeks of consistently hot days, with … Continue reading

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Sensations of Autumn in Fuenfría

This last week in the Fuenfría Valley there have been clear sensations of the Fall season.. ..not so much from falling leaves, or even leaves turning colour..but from the cool, humid weather and above all from the ferns turning colour. … Continue reading

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