Rascafria – Carro del Diablo Circular

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Rascafria is one of the prettiest villages of the region, with the interesting Monastery Santa Maria del Paular close by. From Rascafria the hike climbs steadily along easy caminos with wonderful views across the surrounding country and lakes, passing through oak forest with free-ranging cattle and wild pigs. Eventually the walk reaches the pine forest level and soon after, the rocks called Carro del Diablo. The story goes that the rocks were intended to be used in the final stages of the construction of nearby Segovia's cathedral. However, the Devil intervened and the rocks remained here, untouched. From this point the narrow footpath winds downwards, again through oak and eventually emerging in open country only a short way from Rascafria once more.

Spain - Central Spain - Madrid - Sierra de Guadarrama

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Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Restaurant, Woodland