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La Cabrera, a nice walk near Madrid

La Cabrera is the jagged mountain range that you see on the way to the Somosierra mountain pass. The mountains are wild and windy, and extremely hot in the summer. It's therefore better to go there on a non-windy day in autumn or winter. Its vegetation and rock formation are similar to those of La Pedriza. The site is magnificent; within no time you are surrounded by mountains with no sign of civilisation around you. The path starts at the cemetery and is well marked (yellow and white signs). If you go to the Pico de le Miel it takes 31/2 hours there and back and is relatively easy. If you go with children you'll find a nice spot to picnic within 20 minutes or so.

Practical information

Take the A1, exit at km 57 and turn left to Valdemanco. When you get to the village take the bridge across the railway line and turn right immediately.  Follow the road up to the cemetery (about 500m) and park your car.  

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