Benefit Hike May 27th

Hi there! Join us on a refugee benefit hike, swim and yoga! Refugee benefit hikes began last year as a way to use hiking as a way to build solidarity in the community and raise funds for Madrid for Refugees, an organization providing programs that aid refugees in Madrid. We’re continuing the hikes this year, and the last two have been a great success! We will be 5 guides- Talia, Jaime, and Kenzie. Daisy and Alice, two yoga teachers, will also be joining us! We thought it would be great fun to explore the stunning Pantano de San Juan which is often considered as Madrid´s beach (and its nearby coves). The hike is no longer than 10km, through shaded forest area (to hide from the sun) and will mainly go alongside the reservoir. On the route we will visit several coves followed by a swim in the reservoir and a picnic lunch. There will also be an optional yoga session.


Additional Information

Details: --This hike is bilingual! We are a mix of native English and Spanish speakers and are all bilingual.

--What to bring: 2 liters of water, appropriate clothing for the weather (and a swimsuit!), sunscreen, and a yoga mat or towel.

--Meet at Principe Pio at 9:15. We will be taking bus 551 from dársena 22. We will be taking the bus to San Juan Pantano and beginning our hike from the bus stop: the trip is FREE with the abono joven, or 5.10 one-way without.

You can drive and meet us there, but must meet promptly at 10:40 in San Juan. We plan to arrive back at Principe Pio around 6pm.

--The estimated time for the hike is 4-5 hours round trip. We will stop for many water breaks, lunch, and a yoga session.

--Lunch is included! Sandwiches, chips, fruit, and other snacks are included. If you have any allergies we should know about, please be sure to include this information when you register.

--We will end our hike around 17:00 and return to Madrid or elsewhere is independent. Our plan is to stop for a celebratory beer on an outside terrace, so feel free to join us for a while or catch the bus or cercania back to Madrid.

--The maximum number of participants is 30 so we can keep the hike manageable, personable, and meaningful. Because of this, we require a donation of 15 euro made in advance using our Tito platform.

-- If you have any questions, please email Talia at