Home > All Tours > Europe Tours > Western Europe Tours > Walking in the Sierra de Gredos

Walking in the Sierra de Gredos

  No Trip Reviews No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Our Price From 2,155 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 53 Per Person
 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Hoyos del Espino
 Trip Finishes
Hoyos del Espino
8 Day Walking in the Sierra de Gredos Itinerary (Exodus)
Countries Explored: Spain
Trip Operator:
Budget
Affordable
Pace
Easy / Leisurely
Trip Style
Walking & Trekking
Trip Code
W07GD

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Exodus 8 Day Walking in the Sierra de Gredos. This region offers a wealth of varied walking routes from your base in the northern half of the Sierra in the tiny village of Hoyos del Espino, nestled on the edge of the Gredos Regional Park and against a breathtaking backdrop of jagged granite peaks. Choose from gentle meadow strolls through the flower-filled river valleys, or comfortable higher level hikes (the park is at 1800m), where you're likely to meet wild goats and spot huge griffon vultures soaring overhead. In order for you to really get to know...read more the entire region, we have included detailed route notes for optional day walks in the southern half of the Sierra; a contrasting cluster of tiny Mediterranean-like villages tucked away among terraces of olives, figs and vines. The beautiful historic cities of Avila, Toledo and Salamanca are also easy day trips.

Itinerary

Arrive at El Milano Real, your luxurious base for the next 7 nights, tucked away in the northern foothills of the Sierra de Gredos. Before dinner you will be welcomed with a glass of champagne and have the opportunity to discuss your week's walking options (D).

A pine carpeted track takes you first to the peaceful River Tormes then, ascending gently past wild strawberries and pink crocus, you enjoy incredible 360 degree views of the jagged Gredos mountains. Ibex cluster in the luscious pastures peppered with springs and fountains (B).

This magnificent walk takes you up to the impressive Laguna Grande set between the majestic Morezon and Almanzor peaks - the latter being the highest in the Gredos at 2,592m. The wild and dramatic glacial bowl is a fantastic picnic spot - look out for sure footed ibex silhouetted against the skyline. Above, red kites and huge griffon vultures soar on the thermals (B).

A great day for enjoying the diverse landscapes of the Northern Gredos. Wend your way across the broom-covered hillsides with long distance views to tiny white villages nestled in the vines. There are shady pine woods, and flower-filled meadows where black Avila cattle graze as you pass to reach idyllic picnic spots by the river (B).

We've left today free for independent exploring, however we strongly recommend the 50 minute drive to the historic Spanish city of Avila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set against a backdrop of the Gredos Mountains, this walled city - many sections of the walls are still intact - dates back to 11th century, and its 87 towers and 9 gates are the most complete in Spain. Alternatively, Salamanca, is arguably the country's most graceful city with its dual Gothic and Romanesque cathedrals, and is just 90 minutes away (B).

If the skies are clear today, you'll feel you can see forever! It's not unusual to have 70km views south all the way across the plain to the Toledo Mountains - especially if you climb to the top of the Morezon (2389m). A real 'on top of the world' experience shared only with wild goats! (B).

If you choose to stay close to home, today's relaxed walks explore the valley of the River Tormes. Look out for dippers as you amble past stunning waterfalls and through the shady forests and alpine meadows reminiscent of Switzerland. Alternatively we provide a selection of walks in the southern Gredos, just a 45-minute drive away (B).

(B).

Trip Inclusions

  • Fabulous walks in undiscovered Spain: mountain vistas, ancient Roman roads, riverside tracks and authentic villages
  • Paradise for bird lovers: woodpeckers, red kites, griffon vultures and buzzards
  • Excellent gastronomic cuisine and superb Spanish wines
  • Possible day trips to historic Avila, Toledo and Salamanca; extra nights in Madrid are also recommended
  • Extensive and totally flexible walking

  • 7 nights single-centre accommodation
  • All gourmet breakfasts and evening meal on first night
  • Management by local hotelier
  • Route directions and maps

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified.
  • Flights not specified are not included
About Exodus Travels
About Exodus Travels

Hit the trails with Exodus - from challenging peaks to leisurely coastal and countryside walks. Read more

Exodus Trip Leaders
Exodus Trip Leaders

Exodus chooses their Leaders carefully. Professional, dedicated and are passionate about sharing their home countries. Read more

Accommodation with Personality
Accommodation with Personality

Wherever possible, Exodus chooses properties that are locally owned and that reflect the area you are visiting. Read more

Availability

Sunday 19 Mar 2023
Sunday 26 Mar 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 26 Mar 2023
Sunday 02 Apr 2023
Status
From: $2,549 $2,498
Save $51 Enquire
Sunday 02 Apr 2023
Sunday 09 Apr 2023
Status
From: $2,649 $2,596
Save $53 Enquire
Sunday 09 Apr 2023
Sunday 16 Apr 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 16 Apr 2023
Sunday 23 Apr 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 23 Apr 2023
Sunday 30 Apr 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 30 Apr 2023
Sunday 07 May 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 07 May 2023
Sunday 14 May 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 14 May 2023
Sunday 21 May 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 21 May 2023
Sunday 28 May 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Tuesday 23 May 2023
Tuesday 30 May 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 28 May 2023
Sunday 04 Jun 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 04 Jun 2023
Sunday 11 Jun 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 11 Jun 2023
Sunday 18 Jun 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 18 Jun 2023
Sunday 25 Jun 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 25 Jun 2023
Sunday 02 Jul 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 02 Jul 2023
Sunday 09 Jul 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 09 Jul 2023
Sunday 16 Jul 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 16 Jul 2023
Sunday 23 Jul 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 23 Jul 2023
Sunday 30 Jul 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 30 Jul 2023
Sunday 06 Aug 2023
Status
From: $2,549 $2,498
Save $51 Enquire
Sunday 06 Aug 2023
Sunday 13 Aug 2023
Status
From: $2,549 $2,498
Save $51 Enquire
Sunday 13 Aug 2023
Sunday 20 Aug 2023
Status
From: $2,549 $2,498
Save $51 Enquire
Sunday 20 Aug 2023
Sunday 27 Aug 2023
Status
From: $2,549 $2,498
Save $51 Enquire
Sunday 27 Aug 2023
Sunday 03 Sep 2023
Status
From: $2,549 $2,498
Save $51 Enquire
Sunday 03 Sep 2023
Sunday 10 Sep 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 10 Sep 2023
Sunday 17 Sep 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 17 Sep 2023
Sunday 24 Sep 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 24 Sep 2023
Sunday 01 Oct 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 01 Oct 2023
Sunday 08 Oct 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 08 Oct 2023
Sunday 15 Oct 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 15 Oct 2023
Sunday 22 Oct 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 22 Oct 2023
Sunday 29 Oct 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 29 Oct 2023
Sunday 05 Nov 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Sunday 05 Nov 2023
Sunday 12 Nov 2023
Status
From: $2,199 $2,155
Save $44 Enquire
Show more dates...
Key
Definite Departure. Minimum numbers reached for this departure to operate.
Available Departure. Minimum numbers not yet reached, so while this departure is expected to operate, it’s not yet a Definite Departure.
Not Available. Places on this departure are unavailable.
Exclusive Global Journeys Savings. Available for a limited time or until sold out.
Note
Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will check the availability of your departure date when you enquire. Additional savings may apply. We guarantee the lowest price in Australia. T&C’s apply.
Note
Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Exodus.

Similar Tours

9 Day Camino de Santiago Trek (Exodus)

9 Days Samos Santiago de Compostela

Operated By: Exodus

From 2,625
Save 64
9 Day Cycle Morocco's Great South (Exodus)

9 Days Marrakesh Marrakesh

Operated By: Exodus

From 2,351
Save 54
9 Day Cycling Portugal's Atlantic Coast - Premium Adventure (Exodus)

9 Days Porto Lisbon

Operated By: Exodus

From 6,026
Save 132
9 Day Cycling the Camino de Santiago (Exodus)

9 Days Leon Santiago

Operated By: Exodus

From 48
Save 77