Hiking in Montesclaros: Meadows and “Caleras”
16 June| 15€
Why Hiking in Montesclaros?
Montesclaros owes its name to the whiteness of its hills covered with limestone marble. Among the meadows that are lost in the horizon there are “Caleras” and quarries that were exploited centuries ago.
The caleras were furnaces to produce the lime and that have been used until the middle of the s. XX.
And from the marble quarries, compact metamorphic rock formed from limestone rocks, the material was extracted from the monumental fountain of the Cibeles.
This was commissioned by King Carlos III to the architect Ventura Rodríguez, and originally designed to adorn the gardens of La Granja de San Ildefonso but finally served to redevelopment of the Paseo del Prado.
Hiking in Montesclaros in a experience with the nature and history.
On the route we will see other monuments, but natural, in the form of beautiful mediterranean forest with holm oaks and big corn oaks. The first rains in May assure us a pasture covered with streams and flowers. These dehesas were in the days of the kings Alfonso X and Alfonso XI territories of hunting and still they are noted for its variety of bird species,deers, wild boar and rabbits. In the skies we can see the eagle and curlew, royal kite, griffon vulture, partridges, hawksbill, oropendola, etc.
Near Montesclaros, at the beginning of the route, we will climb Cerro Don Pedro 8610 m) that rises on the hills to be able to contemplate the scenery of the route. Looking to the north less than 30 kilometers, from east to west, we can contemplate the mountain landscape of Sierra de Gredos.
The neighboring town of Oropesa is also worth a visit on the return trip.
In Madrid Sports we take into account the safety, we have liability insurance and collective accident insurance. We always inspect the routes planned before and avoid sections exposed to dander. We assure your enjoyment hiking in the maedows of Montesclaros.
Small groups: max. 12 people.
Price: 15 Euros
Meeting point: 9:00 at MEDRANDA coffee bar located at 221 Paseo de la Castellana, very close to the Plaza de Castilla Square. It is easy to park at the beginning of the BUS lane. At 11:00 in the town hall of Montesclaros.
Slope: 200 meters.
Duration: the route will last 3:00 to 4:00 hours for the circular route. You must add 1 hour for stops and breaks.
Route length : 11, 2 km.
Route: Circular route with departure and arrival to Montesclaros. We will walk along trails and near the village by a stretch of track.
Material: Lightweight backpack, hiking boots, fleece jacket, sun protection, water and picnic.
Recommendations: A cap and sunglasses. A pair of walking poles .
- Guide of Trekking and Mountain, titled and enabled by the SpanishGovernment.
- Interpretation of cultural and landscape elements.
- Travel assistance insurance.
- Photo album
- Transport to the departure point of the activity (Montesclaros). Combination of vehicles or transport with the guide is facilitated.
Registration: to register you need to call 722399014 (also by WhatsApp) or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment: In cash, at the beginning of the route.