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Winter Zoning in Los Cotos Pass

The Sierra de Guadarrama National Park has a free winter recreational area where you can go cross-country skiing, snowboarding and sledging.

Zonas área invernalThe Sierra de Guadarrama National Park has a free winter recreation area where you can practice cross-country skiing, snowboarding and sledding.

To make compatible these activities with each other and with other activities that are carried out in the Peñalara Massif, there are specific areas for each one. Those areas, marked on the ground, are:

  • Sleds area: there are two, one exclusively for CHILDREN up to 7 years. It is forbidden to slip with plastics or other means entering a risk for users and other visitors.
  • Snowboard area: snowboarding is allowed in Los Cotos Pass marked areas. In the rest of the massif slipping (not jumping), is permitted, excepting in areas with risk for other visitors.
  • Cross-country skiing area: for classic and skater modalities. Depending on the snow season, cross-country ski track reaches 5 km of excellent quality hard snow. Access is free, while companies with commercial purposes must apply for authorization at the Peñalara Visitors Center, as well as groups of more of 15 people. In addition, companies wishing to use this track for their activities must have qualified instructors. There is an area for beginners.

More activities in the park

Winter ascents

Discover the main sectors where you can practice all types of alpine winter ascents.

Nordic skiing and snowshoeing

Snowshoeing and Nordic skiing are becoming increasingly popular and are one of the most interesting ways of getting to know the peaks of the Sierra de Guadarrama in winter.

Bike routes

We have prepared a selection of these cycling routes, which allow you to discover some of the most interesting corners of the National Park.

Geology hikes

Routes to discover the outstanding geological sites of the national park.

Botanic Hikes

Routes through the most interesting botanical sites in the national park.

Ornithology hikes

Routes to enjoy birdwatching.

Hiking areas suitable for kids

Relatively short routes with little slope.

Escalada en roca

×* There is no translation available.* La Sierra de Guadarrama, y especialmente La Pedriza, es una de las escuelas y zonas de escalada más importantes del país.

Walking routes

A selection of trails to discover different areas of the national park.

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