Cercedilla

Cercedilla is more than a breath of fresh air.

At only 57 km from Madrid , this wonder offers green and fascinating hiking routes to walk in peace and harmony.

 

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What attracts me the most of this place is its warm-toned natural landscape.

The tall pine trees appear to be of a brighter brown at the top, and get darker at the bottom. This might be because of the sun inducing some sort of reaction over time, but please correct me if I am wrong.

Every weekend I thank the men that before me tracked the paths around these mountains.

Below you can find a map of the routes you can follow:

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So far I have been on two of them: “El camino del agua”  and “La Calle Alta“.

El camino del agua (the blue one) takes you for a tour along short canals and back to Cercedilla  station. It walks incredible views over the city, which can be quietly appreciated at sunset time.

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La Calle Alta instead opens up two different paths. One of those takes you up to the peak of the mountain , where you will enjoy breathtaking landscapes

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I will soon explore the other part of La Calle Alta.

 

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