During the route we will make different stops to contemplate the wonders that the holm oak forest of Madrid has to offer, with many species that have
We will see the remains of the front lines of the Battle of Brunete, sadly famous for its brutality and death toll. We will also have the opportunity to see one of the main Spanish droveways, in use since the 13th century: the Eastern Leonese Royal Cattle Track, and we will enter the world of hydraulic mills. We will visit two of these mills, and will learn how they dammed the river to give power to the “rodezno”, a wheel with blades that drove the millstones to produce flour.
Details of the Trail
We will make several background-talk stops along the way. One of them will take 25 minutes, so we can also have a snack and rest a bit.
There is only one section that is slightly more complicated due to the cobblestones on the ground. The rest of the path is very smooth, with hardly any elevation gain.
We are in the Madrid foothills area. In the summer, you should protect yourself from the sun with a cap, sunscreen and sunglasses. If it has rained recently, there is a stretch of stones that is somewhat slippery. It is imperative to come with hiking shoes or boots. It is also andatory to bring at least one and a half litres of water, as there are no water fountains along the way.
Some of our activities in Madrid can be combined with each other. For more
information, please contact us.
Car park at Plaza de Marcelino Camacho, Navalagamella.