Hiking in Spain - Sistema Central (Chapter)
This is the Sistema Central chapter from Lonely Planet's Hiking in Spain guidebook.
There's more to central Spain than Don Quixote, windmills and vast wheat fields. An unexpected spine of 2200m-plus mountains called the Sistema Central provides an oasis of alpine wilderness in the sometimes-bleak tableland, and offers many spectacular walks, both popular and far flung.
- stumble across the ridge of Covacha and pick a blissful spot to camp on the Lakes & Peaks walk
- wander through Hoyo Moros, a glacial corrie below Calvitero, on the Sierra de Candelario walk
- explore the eroded rock formations, fallen boulders, tall spires and narrow gullies of La Pedriza
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: History, Environment, Climate, Planning, Gateway, Sierra de Gredos, Alta Ruta de Gredos, Lakes & Peaks, The Way of the Emperor, Sierra de Candelario, Sierra de Guadarrama, Valle de la Fuenfría, Cuerda Larga, More Walks, Towns & Facilities.
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