Hiking in Madrid: Cercedilla

Los Miradores Trail in Cercedilla   Hoping to escape the brutal Madrid heat, Ale and I headed out last Friday for a short hike in the Madrid mountains, La Sierra de Guadarrama. I figured that if we went high enough, it might even get chilly (I packed a sweater...
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Snow and Ski in Madrid? A Day Trip to Navacerrada

Navacerrada, Spain: Up the Mountain and into the Snow!   It’s only February, but spring is officially here in Madrid, complete with 70° weather and cherry blossoms in bloom. After enjoying such a bright and sunny weekend it’s hard to believe that only one week earlier I was playing...
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