26 Oct

Walking in English : Hemingway in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park

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Date(s) - 26/10/2019
9:00 am - 8:00 pm


Walking in English : Hemingway in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
Following the footsteps of Robert Jordan.

Jointly organised by Tierra de Fuego and International House Madrid.

Date: Saturday, 26th October

Price:  25 € per person, which includes bus and tour guide / opportunity to speak English all day.
Collection point & departure/arrival times: Bus will pick up participants at Templo de Debod (calle Princesa) and Plaza de Castilla. Expected time of arrival back in Madrid: 8 p.m.
Level: An easy excursion for beginners
Distance : 9 km
Ascent : 230 m.
Descent : 360 m
Tour guides : Ramón Buckley, Ph.D. & Teresa Sasportas

Suggested items to carry :
Backpack with food and drink (min.1.5 litre), cap, personal first-aid kit, ski poles for hiking etc., sun screen protection, waterproof raincoat, sweatshirt to change into after hike, etc…. All these items may be carried in bag to be left behind in the bus. Please leave walking boots in the trunk of the bus to change into when the trek begins.

*9 a.m. : Bus leaves Templo de Debod (Ferraz st).
*9:15 a.m. : Bus leaves plaza de Castilla.
*10:30 a.m. : Bus stops at Puerto de Navacerrada.
PRESENTATION 1 at Venta Arias : “Hemingway, war correspondent in the Spanish War”.
*11:00 a.m. : Bus stops at Puente de la Cantina, over Eresma river.
PRESENTATION 2 at bridge : Robert Jordan as hero : the blowing of the bridge.
*11:30 a.m. : Bus to Los Asientos. Trek following Rio Eresma and up to Cueva del Monje (Pilar´s Cave).
*13:30 a.m. : Sandwich lunch, followed by PRESENTATION 3. “Politics and Passion : the art of living (and loving) in war”.
*15:00 a.m. : Trek to Cerro del Puerco.
*15,30 a.m. : PRESENTATION 4 : “Franco´s bunker and his defense of Segovia”.
*17:00 a.m. : Arrival at Valsaín. Free time to have a drink.
*18:00 a.m. : Bus departs for return to Madrid.
*20:00 a.m. : Arrival in Madrid.


IH Culture Club

This year we have another interesting programme with a wide variety of events  where you can practice English doing things you enjoy like going to exhibitions, cookery classes, museums or visiting typical taverns. Your suggestions for future activities are always welcome!

Club de Cultura IH

¿Te gustan los planes culturales? Este año tenemos un programa muy interesante con gran variedad de actividades donde puedes practicar el inglés haciendo cosas que te gusta como ir a exposiciones, clases de cocina, museos o visitar tabernas típicas.

Coordinators: Oliver Eynon / Lidia Flores Winterborn



Bookings are closed for this event.