Mid-Symposium Excursions

All the scheduled excursions will be accompanied by a leader, co-leaders, and by experts in the territory.

There will be several one-day mid-symposium excursions  such as Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, Montejo de la Sierra beech forests, Somosierra birch forests, El Lobo Peak high mountain area, El Escorial mid-mountain area, El Tiemblo ancient chestnut forest, central Spain inland gypsum and saline habitats, and limestone landscapes south of Madrid.

June 29th. 2022

Montejo de la Sierra relic beech forests (1550 m asl): easy full day hiking to visit the relic beech forests (Fagus sylvatica) and surrounding areas at northeastern Madrid Region.

El Lobo Peak high mountain area (2274 m asl): easy-moderate full day hiking in the Ayllón Range (eastern part of the Iberian Central System). Stop in Riaza and El Paular Valley.

Sierra de Guadarrama National Park: easy-moderate full day high-mountain hiking, from Puerto de Cotos (Cotos Pass, 1830 m asl) to Peñalara Peak (2428 m asl).

Guadarrama Range (1050 m asl): easy full day hiking in a mid-mountain area. Stop in El Escorial.