Just west of Madrid, the Sierra de Gredos is Spain's secret heartland; a vibrantly contrasting montage of mountainous peaks, thundering waterfalls, verdant plains, fragrant fruit orchards and glacial lagoons. Although flanked by the world-famous cities of Madrid, Toledo and Salamanca, the Sierra de Gredos is little known, meaning you really do explore an undiscovered side of Spain. It offers a glorious mix of Alpine and Mediterranean scenery: olive groves, jagged mountains and fragrant lemon trees, all complemented by some of the most abundant bird life to be found anywhere.
Few people have heard of the Sierra de Gredos yet it offers some of the finest walking in Spain - from gentle strolls through flower-filled meadows to high level hikes amid mountainous peaks, waterfalls and lagoons. Excellent hotel serving superb regional cuisine.
7 nights, single centre
Gourmet breakfast, 5 a la carte picnics and all evening meals