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walking  Walking in Segovia´s natural parks 

medioDifficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Category: Walking, self-guided
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
  • Recommended time of year: 1st April - 31st October

Self-guided, easy-moderate level walking tour along Segovia´s natural parks.

  • Starting in Segovia, World Heritage Site.
  • Delightful walks along beautiful countryside in Guadarrama National Park.
  • Stunning traditional villages.
  • Area of special protection for wildlife.
  • Two nights in historic town of San Ildefonso.
  • Two nights in hanging town of Sepulveda.
  • River walk along Duratón Canyon Natural Park.

Discover the natural beauty and wildlife of one of central Spain´s hidden secrets. In this walking holiday you will have the chance to visit the National Park of Guadarrama as well as the Duratón Canyon Regional Nature Reserve.

The tour begins with a visit to Segovia city, World Heritage Site, to discover its famous Roman Aqueduct and stunning Cathedral and Castle. Then three days of gentle walks along drove roads and country lanes of extraordinary beauty, staying at three charming rural hotels near the mountains of Guadarrama. Later you will be transferred to the Duratón Canyon Nature Reserve for two more days walking along the river and on top of the cliffs forming this spectacular canyon.


Which airport should I fly to? Madrid International Airport.
How do I get to the Starting Point?  Catch an AVE (High Speed Train) from Madrid to Segovia (12,20€, takes 25mins).
How do I get back? Book our local transfer From Sepulveda to Segovia (70€, takes 1hr) and catch an AVE (High Speed Train) back into Madrid (9€, takes 25mins)..

Day 1: Arrival to Segovia

Arrival at the world heritage city of Segovia.

Day 2: City tour in Segovia

City tour. The trip starts with a first day discovering the beautifully preserved monumental town of Segovia where you will be enjoy the  impressive roman aqueduct, one of the most beautiful cathedrals of Spain and medieval monuments at the turn of every corner.

Day 3: Riverside walk to Valsain

After a short transfer to the historic town of San Ildefonso you will begin a circular walk along the river Eresma to the mountain village of Valsaín.
10-17 Km / Climb: 390 m

Day 4: Circular walk to 'El Chorro' waterfall

Another stunning circular walk along forest footpaths to the “El Chorro” waterfalls and on to the “Silla del Rey” viewpoint. A shorter walk of 11 kms which can be combined with a visit to the famous palace and gardens of San Ildefonso as well as a visit to the glass-making exhibition and museum.
10,5 km / Climb: 464 m

Day 5: Walk along the foothills

Short transfer to Pradena and walk along ancient drover´s tracks through a stunning juniper forest to the mountain village of Gallegos.
16 Km / Climb: 420 m 

Day 6: Walk amongst sunflower fields towards Sepulveda

From the mountains a short transfer takes you north towards the plains of Castile, to follow a long distance route (GR) amongst the large expanse of cereals and sunflowers fields and limestone cliffs carved by rivers meandering away from the mountains. You will spend the last two nights is the walled historic town of Sepulveda, built on a hilltop. 
16 km / Climb: 420 m

Day 7: Circular walk in the Duraton Canyon

you last walk is along the riverside in the Duratón Canyon Natural Park. Above you there will be circling birds of prey, nesting on the limestone cliffs either side of the river. A special permit will give you privileged access to this protected area.
16 km / Climb: 367 m

Day 8:

Return or extra nights in Segovia or Madrid.


Situated in the very heart of Segovia, next to the Main Square and the Cathedral. This 15th century building was turned into a Hotel & Spa in 2005 incorporating many arqueological remains to up-to-date comfort.

Away from the crowds Away from the crowds

San Ildefonso

Away from the crowds Away from the crowds


Small rural hotel full of character. Eleven comfortable bedrooms imaginatively decorated. Common areas include dining room, living room, terrace and gardens. Excellent host who speaks English. Small outdoor swimming pool.

Away from the crowds Away from the crowds


Situated in the old historic center of Sepúlveda. A protected building and one of the oldest buildings in town, with a XIIth century Romanesque front and XVth century inner courtyard. It consists of eight original and carefully decorated bedrooms around the courtyard and a garden offering wonderful views. English spoken.

Away from the crowds Away from the crowds


  • Price: 630€ per person
  • Single supplement: 200€
  • Solo supplement: 273€
  • Half Board / dinners: 132€
What´s included?
  • 7 nights´ accommodation.
  • 7 breakfasts.
  • Transfer Segovia - San Ildefonso Day 3.
  • Transfer San Ildefonso - Pradena Day 5.
  • Transfer Gallegos - Castilnovo Day 6.
  • Luggage transfers between hotels.
  • Detailed maps with your trail clearly marked.
  • Itinerary description, full of recommendations for things to do and places to visit, advice and suggestions and information about your accommodation, etc.
  • Emergency support.
  • Activity insurance.


Using the tool below you can calculate the final price of your trip. PLEASE, BEFORE YOU BOOK, CONSULT AVAILABILITY.
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Walking Segovia´s Natural Parks

Number of travelers

Half Board

Half Board (per person):132€

Single Supplement

Single room supplement: 200€

Transfer Madrid city or airport to Segovia

Transfer Madrid-Segovia (per taxi): 130€

Transfer Sepulveda to Segovia

Transfer Sepulveda to Segovia (per taxi): 70€

Transfer Sepulveda to Madrid

Transfer Sepulveda to Madrid (per taxi) 135€

Madrid city centre, 3 star hotel

Extra night in Madrid (per double or twin room): Price on asking.

Madrid city centre, 3 star hotel

Extra night in Madrid (price per single room): Price on asking.

Segovia city centre hotel

Extra night in Segovia (per double or twin room): Price on asking.

Segovia city centre hotel

Extra night in Segovia (per single room): Price on asking.


interroacion Difficulty



  • EASY: The route is almost exclusively through valleys and along rivers with no significant ascents.



  • EASY/MODERATE: Predominantly flat route with a few small ascents each day.



  • MODERATE: Undulating / hilly terrain with perhaps three ascents per day.


moderado plus

  • MODERATE+: Longer distances and hilly terrain, with perhaps four ascents per day.



Rachel King

I just wanted to take the time to send you a big “THANK YOU” for organising our holiday and our tilor made itinerary which was perfect for us and meant we were able to pack in all we wanted in the few days we had.
We had a great holiday and definitely felt away from, the crowds! Even the weather was great and only decided to rain when we had finished walking on the second day which we were thankful for!
We hope to contact you again in the future for more walking trips in Spain and would definitely recomment you to our friends :-)
Best Regards,


Rachel King

I's been nearly 3 weeks since we arrived home and I still boring family and friends and anyone else who will listen to me with our visit to Segovia and the region. What a wonderful time we had with such wonderful vistas! There were so many good things about the holiday ans so few disppointments.

CO2 footprint offsetting

This holiday produces a carbon footprint of 0,3612 tonnes of CO2. (The calculation includes taxis, luggage transfers and accommodation for every traveller).

We will compensate the CO2 footprint for each booking through tropical reforestation projects in collaboration with the CeroCO2 platform.

Additionally, you can also offset your own flight emissions here:


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