The region of Madrid has published the Guide "Seven experiences of accessible tourism" as part of its commitment to inclusion and the elimination of barriers that impede the enjoyment of the tourist offer.
The publication, produced in collaboration with the Plataforma Representativa Estatal de Personas con Discapacidad Física (PREDIF) in digital format and adapted to reading and writing, is available in Spanish and English and offers seven tourist itineraries.
The routes presented have a duration of two days, in which the visitor can discover the charm of the Villas de Madrid and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Along with the monumental tours, the visitor will be able to approach the local culture and gastronomy, tasting the different wines of Madrid, visiting its magnificent cheese factories, or tasting local products of great relevance in our region. The objective of proposing these two-day visits is to offer tourists an experience in which they have time to delve into the culture and daily life of the destination.
The level of accessibility of the resources and routes has been evaluated, taking into account the needs of wheelchair users, the elderly or people with physical or intellectual disabilities, among others.
The first suggestion, dedicated to the important cultural heritage of the eastern part of the region, "Architecture to the measure of the human being" leads to Alcalá de Henares and Nuevo Baztán, two municipalities whose buildings allow to know the passage and the vestiges that the different civilizations have been contributing to their streets.
Navalcarnero and San Martín de Valdeiglesias are the two scenarios dedicated to wine lovers, in the route "Oenological landscapes for exquisite palates". Nature also has its place with the Sierra Norte in its purest state, which invites you to visit Torrelaguna and Patones and the beautiful landscapes that surround them.
Nearby are Manzanares el Real and Buitrago del Lozoya, which inspire a trip to the medieval world through the fiefdoms of the Mendoza family. Further south, Aranjuez and Chinchón offer a new tourist vision experiencing the revolutionary pulse of history. And an important part of Madrid's history is the gastronomy that can be enjoyed in the illustrious gastronomic and wine tourism 'plazas' of Colmenar de Oreja and Villarejo de Salvanés.
The last excursion offered in this initiative leads to San Lorenzo de El Escorial, El Escorial and Rascafría, evoking the resting places of Spanish monarchs in the past.
Let nothing stop you from enjoying the region of Madrid!
Image Credits: Accesible Tourism Guide © Region of Madrid