ROUTES AND PATHS
What better way to get to know the protected areas of the Community of Madrid than through its routes and trails?
Travel the region through its routes with your family, friends or alone, following the itineraries proposed by the Sendas de Madrid website, or take a guided tour with monitors in the surroundings of the Environmental Education Centers. You can also find information on ideal getaways to enjoy nature on horseback.
Routes for everyone
In case of motor disabilities we recommend the Senda del Agua (in the Sierra del Rincón), the route "Walking through the Memories of Alameda" (in Alameda del Valle), the Fuente del Venero (in Zarzalejo), the Polvoranca and Bosque Sur Parks (in Leganés), the Walks for the Memory in Pinilla del Valle or a walk through El Campillo (Cortados de Rivas).
There are also two routes adapted to sensory disabilities: a walk through El Campillo (Cortados de Rivas) and the Senda de las Lagunillas (Chapinería).
The old train tracks are now paths
You can take advantage of the old train tracks to discover hidden corners on foot or by bicycle. These are the greenways, which thanks to the Fundación de Ferrocarriles Españoles, have been conditioned for tourist enjoyment.
If you need a guide...
There are guided tours for all audiences (especially oriented to children, seniors and other special groups) through the Environmental Interpretation Centers of the Community of Madrid.
Another alternative is to walk the cattle trails, along which livestock traffic traditionally passes or has passed, thanks to an initiative of the Ministry of the Environment called TashuMad (the Madrid Route of Transhumance).
More information: Trails of the region of Madrid
Image credits: Mountaineer ©Hugo Fernández. Community of Madrid