Hike and Camp in Sierra de Gredos

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Hike and Camp In Sierra de Gredos

  • Activity typeMulti Day tour / Trip
  • Duration 2 Days / 1 Night
  • Difficulty level Challenging
  • 14 years
  • Transport Included
  • AvailabilityMay to November
  • Complete a challenging 2 days hike in scenic Sierra de Gredos Natural Park.
  • Discover breathtaking rock formations, high summits, glacier lagoons and wildlife in Sierra de Gredos.
  • Spend 1 overnight in bivouac only with sleeping bag and pad under the endless starry sky. Optional overnight in mountain hut.

DescriptionHike & Camp in Gredos


This is a classic route crossing the Sierra de Gredos. Over two days we follow the mountain trail from Hoyos del Espino to Navalperal de Tormes, through the pass of Portilla del Rey at 2.383 meters, crossing the glacial lakes of Laguna Grande and Five Lagoons in the circus of Gredos.

This route offers a breathtaking tour sightseeing the rugged granite formations, glacial lakes, gorges and mountain peaks as the emblematic Almanzor Peak.

Further more, we will spend one overnight in bivouac (only with sleeping bag and pad) under the endless starry sky.

Type of Route: 2 Days linear traverse itinerary including 1 camp night.
Optionally we can arrange accommodation and half board (dinner & breakfast) in a mountain hut.

Distance: 24 km.

High Point: Portilla del Rey pass (2.372 m).

Ascent: 1.770 m.

Descent: 1.235 m.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Hike from Hoyos del Espino to Gredos Five Lagoons

· 7:00 AM. Meet up and pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Madrid.

· Transfer from Madrid to Hoyos del Espino, Ávila.

· 1st Day Guided Hike in the Sierra de Gredos Natural Park. 6 to 8 hours walking.

· Evening Chill out with drinks, hot dinner and bivouac overnight with sleeping bag and pad under the stars.

Hike Data:
Time: 6 to 8 hours.
Distance: 16,2 km
Elevation gain: +1.400 m
Elevation loss: -710 m

Day 2From Gredos Lagoon to Hoyos del Espino

· Breakfast, pack up camp and 2nd Day Guided Hike in the Sierra de Gredos Natural Park. 3 hours walking.

· Lunch break in Hoyos del Espino town and transfer back to Madrid (Estimated Time Arrival at 19:00 PM).

Hike Data:
Time: 3-4 hours.
Distance: 7 km.
Elevation gain: +250 m.
Elevation loss: -420 m.

What's included?
  • Certified Mountain Guide (english speaking).
  • 2 days guided hiking tour in Sierra de Gredos Natural Park.
  • 1 camp bivouac night
  • 1 expedition hot dinner (vegan on demand) + 1 hot breakfast. Camping stove and fuel.
  • Navigation Equipment, documentation and group first aid kit.
  • Accident Insurance and Civil Liability Insurance.
  • Pick up and all transfers during the tour in minivan or guide's car.
What is not included?
  • Optional picnic lunch, expedition food for dinner and hot breakfast available on demand.
  • Sleeping bag (3 or 4 seasons type) and pad. Available for rental on demand.
  • Optional accommodation and half board (dinner and breakfast) in mountain hut.
  • Tips and Gratuities.

NotesPlease, read carefully

This program is subject to the existing weather conditions. In the case of rain, cold, or bad weather, the Guide may change or suspend the activity for safety reasons.


This trekking includes 5 to 8 hour hikes on paths and trails, involving ascents and descents through varied and rocky terrain and carrying a medium weight backpack (from 8 to 10 kg). A good level of fitness is required. Recommended for regular or habitual walkers and trekkers or sporty people. No previous hiking experience is required. In June and early July we can find some snow patches to be crossed and basic use of winter gear (crampons and ice axe) is mandatory. Each participant must bring their own personal equipment (hiking boots, walking sticks, etc) and appropriate seasonal clothing for being in the mountains.

Physical Fitness Level: High. Appropriate for people with a good physical fitness level.

Technical Level: Intermediate. The hike crosses rugged mountain terrain, scree sections and occasional easy rock scrambling. Previous hiking experience is recommended.

GROUP: Minimum 1 and Maximum 50 people.

What do I need to bring?Equioment & Gear List

-Backpack 30-50 litres. (Available for rental).
-Sleeping bag (3 seasons) and pad. (Available for rental).
-Mountain/Hiking boots or trail shoes.
-Hiking/Trekking socks.
-Functional underwear (breathable and wicking type).
-Trekking/Mountain pants.
-Breathable and wicking short sleeve T-Shirt , (we don´t recommend cotton, retains moisture).
-Light Warm Fleece or softshell.
-Breathable waterproof and windproof jacket.
-Warm Hat/Beanie.
-Headband or neck gaiter.
-Warm gloves.
-Sun Cream and lip balm.
-Sun hat and sport Sunglasses.
-Walking/Trekking poles (Dreampeaks will provide them, if needed).
-Mobile phone and Camera.
-Passport/Identification document and personal belongings.
-Personal medication and first aid kit.
-Pocket knife (swiss type or Leatherman).
-Snacks (energy bars, fruits, sandwiches, nuts, etc…).
-Food for 1 light picnic lunch, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast.
-Drinks: 3 L of water per person (either in plastic bottle or hydration sacks), or isotonic drinks. Mandatory!
-Casual dry clothes and sport shoes for changing after the tour. We will leave them in the car until the end of the tour.

Meeting point: Custom pick up address available on check out.

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