1) Knowledge of history , orography, climate, flora and fauna of the
2) Walking excursion
3) Know the bars in the trail
4) Report photo
Knowledge of history - 1
La Cueva de la Mora is one famous place of La Pedriza, a legend
says that an arabian princess was kidnapped and hidden in that
place. Centuries ago La Pedriza had difficult access and was a
refuge for bandits as Pablo Santos and Luis Candelas.
Knowledge of history - 2
Portrait of Felipe IV on horseback
painted by Velazquez. According
to the geologist Juan Carbonell
landscape mountain displayed La
Pedriza and the slope of the Vines,
seen from El Escorial.
La Pedriza is formed by two valleys
in the Guadarrama Sierra. It is
oriented to the South. Both are
closed by the highest mountains of
Guadarrama with more than 2000
meters, in the North East La
Maliciosa and Guarramillas
between them the river
Manzanares originates, Cabezas
de Hierro in the North and La
Najarra in the East. The most
known peak is El Yelmo a
enormous stone of Granite.
VEGETATION OF LA PEDRIZA
It has a vegetation of
Mediterranean forest and
In the lower area there are a few
trees near streams .
It see a lot of rocky area .
The most abundant species are:
rock rose, holly , broom , rosemary
The highest area has little forest
and large rocks.
The most abundant trees are :
pine , holly , maple , brown, oak
La Pedriza Animals
The most popular animal is the
vulture and you can find goats
and snakes in the summer.
CLIMATE OF LA PEDRIZA
The climate is Mediterranean
adapted to the continent.
From 1400 meters it rains heavily.
The temperature ranges between
25 ° C in summer -8 ° C in winter.
Also usually it snows.
In general the climate of La
Pedriza is quite humid, high winds
and frequent storms
Bars in trail
Montañero in Canto Cochino
Jara de la Pedriza
Yelmo in Charca Verde
Before starting the tour we stopped
at the bar Montañero
(mountaineer) to eat tortilla de
patatas for breakfast
Isabel taking a photograph
Rafi and Lluis ready to start the
We started the tour in Canto
Cochino, walked for three hours
along the river with beautiful views
and abundant vegetation to the
village Manzanares el Real, there
we took the the car to return to