Capriolo’s Workshops

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Subida a Cabeza Cirvunal

ENVIROMENT ROUTE DISCOVER THE LOZOYA’S VALLEY

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muestrapapelreciclado

RECYCLED PAPER AND RUSTIC RECYCLING

Gymkhana Serrana
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ORNITHOLOGY INITIATION ROUTE ” BIRDS OF THE LOZOYA “

JAMS AND PRESERVES WITH FRUITS OF THE FOREST
Mermeladas y Conservas

About this activity:

Would you like to make your own jams and preserves? Come with your family and learn in a fun way to make preserves and jams with wild fruits of the forest and with seasonal food from our orchard “El Nogalejo”, depending on the season in which the workshop is made we will take different fruits or vegetables (blackberries, figs, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, pumpkins…) We don’t throw anything away!

 

 Discover this rewarding traditional activity great for families to enjoy. And take with you some of the jars that we made in the Workshop. Children will love this activity, whom will be able to help in the preparation process and learn to appreciate the benefits of a healthy diet.

 

 *We will reuse your canning jars and jars with lids to make the preserves, so you can bring what you have at home.

 

 Meeting point:

Agrotourism El Capriolo Centre, Travesía Mayor, 17, Garganta de los Montes, Madrid.

 

 For whom?

For fans to the world of artisan products, but especially for groups and families with kids as young as 6 years old.

 

 The price includes:

A guided tour around the Garganta de los Montes, in which we will identify and collect fruits of the forest or of the garden and a practical lesson in our Sala Florencia , the workshop has a duration of 2 hours, with an Environmental Sciences graduate, in which you will learn how to make your own homemade jams and preserves.

 

Minimum and maximum number of guests

4 to 15 People

 

Languages

Spanish, English.

VERTICAL GARDEN, EDIBLE BALCONY AND COMPOST
Caracol

About this activity:

 

Would you like to harvest and collect your own food from an organic garden?

 

Come with your family and friends to our orchard “El Nogalejo”!

 

Where in a new area that we have enabled for this, you will be able in a fun way, to acquire the knowledge and necessary skills to build your own garden, so if you want to install it in a plot that you own or on your terrace or balcony, you’ll be able to do it. You will discover how snails, beetles, worms and other neighbors who live with us in the garden, are beneficial and help us to keep our crops in good health.

 

In addition, depending on the season of the year, we will make seedbeds, cuttings, and transplants and other tasks of a gardener, enjoy collecting the fruits and vegetables of the season, we will develop magic formulas to combat in a sustainable manner the plagues of our garden, we will learn how to make compost….

 

In this way you will take with you a little piece of our Nogalejo that little by little, with perseverance you will be able to grow your own garden even in your house or a balcony.

 

 *We will reuse household materials to make a vertical garden so you can bring, plastic bottles, bricks, glass bottles, whatever leftovers you have at home.

 

 Meeting point:

Agrotourism El Capriolo Centre, Travesía Mayor, 17, Garganta de los Montes, Madrid.

 

 For whom?

Groups and families with kids as young as 6 years old.

 

 The price includes:

An outdoors theoretical and practical class of 2 hours in our serrano orchard ” El Nogalejo, with an Environmental Sciences graduate.

 

Minimum and maximum number of guests

4 to 15 People

 

Languages

Spanish, English.

WORKSHOP MY FIRST PLANT

About this activity:

Plant the seed, add the potting soil, water, care for, and see how the first plant grows that has been planted by your children who will feel proud of themselves and learn to assume responsibilities. It will teach them that, with patience and dedication, you get very good results and also, that sometimes things do not go as planned.

There are two cool things to do, the first is very famous take a sock with potting soil and seeds in which the little ones can bring out their most creative part and add: eyes, nose, mouth, and everything that crosses their minds.

The second option is less well known and it is to make a small hole in a pineapple and plant on it whatever we want to plant, usually a cactus since they do not need very much soil or water, and finally tie a twine so that they can hang it up. In this way they will learn in a fun and entertaining way about nature, valuing the environment around them.

 Meeting point:

Agrotourism El Capriolo Centre, Travesía Mayor, 17, Garganta de los Montes, Madrid.

 For whom?

Groups wanting to spend a day outdoors and for families with children as young as 6 years old.

 The price includes:

A 2 hour Workshop, in which we will prepare, with a Bachelor of Environmental Science assistant the two modalities of my first plant.

 Minimum and maximum number of guests

4 to 15 People

 Languages

Spanish, English.

Maceto-Piña
WALKING ROUTE WITH PETS
Ruta a pie con mascotas

About this activity:

We propose for you to discover along with your family and in the company of your pet the natural landscape of mountains, valleys, rivers, meadows and forests of one of the most beautiful rural areas of the Sierra de Guadarrama: the natural environment of the Garganta de los Montes, just 78 Km from the city of Madrid. A treasure with the protected natural area of the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama.

 

Walking along paths and rural roads of the Lozoya Valley you will get to know the natural (flora, fauna, etc.) and cultural (history, traditions, etc.) most important values of this area, the relevance of livestock, the appellation of origin, etc. and all this guided by a Bachelor of Environmental Science graduate who also has a beautiful dog called Lady, who waits for others of its kind to take a stroll. We’ll wait for you!

 

 *Remember that on hot days, your pet would appreciate if you bring water with you for him to drink.

 

 Meeting point:

Agrotourism El Capriolo Centre, Travesía Mayor, 17, Garganta de los Montes, Madrid.

 

 For whom?

Activity for all nature and animal lovers, especially groups with dogs, children as young as 9 years old.

 

 The price includes:

A 3 hour tour guided with by an Environmental Sciences graduate, around the area and forests of Garganta de los Montes.

 

Minimum and maximum number of guests

4 to 15 People

 

 Languages

Spanish, English.

ENVIROMENT ROUTE DISCOVER THE LOZOYA'S VALLEY

About this activity:

Discover with your family the natural landscape of mountains, valleys, rivers, meadows and forests of one of the most beautiful rural areas of the Sierra de Guadarrama: the natural environment of Garganta de los Montes, just 78 km from Madrid. A treasure with the protected natural area of the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama.

 

 Walking through paths and rural roads of the Lozoya Valley you will get to know the natural (flora, fauna, etc.) and cultural (history, traditions, etc.) most important values of the region, the relevance of the livestock, the appellation of origin, etc.

 

 *Remember to bring footwear suitable for walking in the countryside, and appropriate mountain clothing.

 

 Meeting point:

Agrotourism El Capriolo Centre, Travesía Mayor, 17, Garganta de los Montes, Madrid.

 

 For whom?

Groups with the desire to walk by nature and families with children as young as 9 years old.

 

 The price includes:

A 3 hour tour guided by an Environmental Sciences graduate, around the area and forests of Garganta de los Montes.

 

 Minimum and maximum number of guests

4 to 15 People

 

 Languages

Spanish, English.

Arroyo en invierno
ORNITHOLOGY INITIATION ROUTE " BIRDS OF THE LOZOYA"
Buitre Negro

About this activity:

Curious about birds? Escape with your family and discover at the hand of our environmentalist the birds of the Lozoya Valley. Walking through this fantastic natural site, you will learn how to identify in the field, the different species of birds that live in this valley, their songs, the necessary techniques to watch them, etc. and all in a practical, fun and enjoyable manner.

 

During our stroll we will have the opportunity to see, both at plain sight and farther away through binoculars or a telescope: Blue Tits, Finch, Robin, Red Kite, Black Vulture or Tawny Vultures, Eagles, the Cuckoo

 

It is an ideal activity for children and enthusiasts, who want to expand their knowledge of our birds.

 

 Meeting point:

Agrotourism El Capriolo Centre, Travesía Mayor, 17, Garganta de los Montes, Madrid.

 

 For whom?

Groups interested in the world of birds and ornithology (beginner level) and families with children as young as 9 years old.

 

 The price includes:

A 3 hour tour guided by an Environmental Sciences graduate, around the area and forests of Garganta de los Montes.

 

 Minimum and maximum number of guests

4 to 15 People

 

 Languages

Spanish, English.

RECYCLED PAPER AND RUSTIC RECYCLING

About this activity:

Do you like crafts? Learn to make your own recycled paper! Come to our Rustic Recycling workshop and learn how to make recycled paper, taking advantage of the used paper that is generated as waste in our homes (magazines, newspapers, propaganda, old notes…).  

 

I was going to say that with 4 pine cones you could make the most original mirror, or that logs of only 40 cm in length, can end up in your wardrobe as hangers of your must expensive dresses and suits. Through Rustic Recycling, in addition to making useful and beautiful things that give a different touch to your home, you’ll be working with the conservation of the environment adequately managing household remnants and taking advantage of natural resources.

 

 *We will reuse household materials in the workshop so you can bring your used paper, old newspapers, etc. blown light bulbs, broken hangers, small mirrors.. that you have at home. Everything is useful!

 

 Meeting point:

Agrotourism El Capriolo Centre, Travesía Mayor, 17, Garganta de los Montes, Madrid.

 

 For whom?

For all the handymen of the house and for those that are not so handy because these are very simple crafts to make, for groups and families with children as young as 6 years old.

 

 The price includes:

Activity with an Environmental Sciences graduate, includes a guided tour around the Garganta de los Montes where we will get the pine cones and logs from the field and a will have a practical class in our Sala Florencia, the workshop has a duration of 2 hours, in which we will learn to make recycled paper, hangers or a pine cone mirror by traditional methods.

 

 Minimum and maximum number of guests

4 to 15 People

 

 Languages

Spanish, English.

Reciclaje Rústico
HANDCRAFTED SOAP AM AROMATIC SACHETS WORKSHOPS
Plantas aromáticas

About this activity:

Learn how to make your own handcrafted soap using glycerin. Do you remember that characteristic smell of the soap that your mother or grandmother made? We try to maintain this tradition using aromatic and medicinal plants previously collected to make different types of soaps, with different shapes and aromas.

In our Soaps, Natural Cosmetics and Aromatic sachets Workshop, we will start with a walk, in which we will identify the different species of wild aromatic plants that surround us, of which we will take advantage of their aromas, colors and textures to make the glycerin soaps and also, with the collection of the thymes, lavender, lemon thyme… we will make aromatic sachets, that you can use as a natural air fresheners for the car, wardrobe, your room…. In addition you’ll be helping to preserve the environment by managing natural resources in a proper manner.

*You can bring your own fabric, fabric bags or pieces of used and old cloth to make the aromatic sachets. And the silicone molds that you like to shape your glycerin soap.

Meeting point:

Agrotourism El Capriolo Centre, Travesía Mayor, 17, Garganta de los Montes, Madrid.

 For whom?

Groups who are curious about the world of aromatic plants and their health benefits, and for families with children older than 6 years.

 The price includes:

A guided tour around the Garganta de los Montes, in which we will identify and collect medicinal and aromatic plants used in natural cosmetics and a theoretical-practical class, the workshop has a duration of 2 hours, guided by an Environmental Sciences graduate, in our Sala Florencia in which we will learn to make Handcrafted Soaps and also to make aromatic sachets.

 Minimum and maximum number of guests

4 to 15 People

 Languages

Spanish, English.

SOLAR OVEN

About this activity:

 

Did you know that with a homemade solar oven, you can boil water in just 7 minutes?

 

Come with your family and friends and be amazed! You will learn how to build a portable solar oven with which you will be able to cook, sterilize your mason jars, make candles… and much more, thanks to the energy of the Sun, anywhere you go (on the beach, in the mountains…even in your own terrace).

 

 If the weather is good, we will practice cooking some food and taste a simple recipe. Discover a self-sufficient and healthier way of cooking (slow cooked food that maintains its properties) and the environment (making use of clean renewable energies).

 

 *You can bring a cardboard box from home, to make our fantastic solar oven. And a pizza or panini, which ever you want to cook and practice.

 

 Meeting point:

Agrotourism El Capriolo Centre, Travesía Mayor, 17, Garganta de los Montes, Madrid.

 

 For whom?

Groups interested in renewable energies and families with children as young as 6 years old.

 

 The price includes:

A 3 hours of duration activity, with an Environmental Sciences graduate, it includes a theoretical-practical class in which we’ll learn how to make a portable solar oven from simple materials. Depending on the time of year the activity will be performed outdoors in our garden” El Nogalejo ” or in our Sala Florencia .

 

 Minimum and maximum number of guests

4 to 15 People

 

 Languages

Spanish, English.

Horno Solar
GYMKHANA SERRANA
El Capriolo

About this activity:

If you like guessing games and at the same time you are an intrepid adventurer, through our Gymkhana Serrana activity, you can become the protagonist of the game.

 

Solve riddles, play, search and find clues, walk through the streets of our town and the surrounding area and you will find unexpected corners, in the company of your closest family and friends, join our nature gymkhana by the outskirts of Garganta de los Montes (Madrid) and discover the natural wealth, architectural and cultural heritage of the Sierra Norte de Madrid, in a different and very fun way.

 

 Meeting point:

Agrotourism El Capriolo Centre, Travesía Mayor, 17, Garganta de los Montes, Madrid.

 

 For whom?

Groups looking for adventure and families with children as young as 9 years old.

 

 The price includes:

A 2 hour Gymkhana Serrana guided by a Environmental Sciences graduate, through the streets and surroundings of the Garganta de los Montes.

 

 Minimum and maximum number of guests

4 to 15 People

 

Languages

Spanish, English.

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THE MOST WORKSHOPS WILL BE PERFORMED IN OUR POLIFACE SALA FLORENCIA
Panorámica Sala Florencia
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Agroturismo El Capriolo

 

 

Travesía Mayor, 17

 

28743 Garganta de los Montes (Madrid)

 

 

+34 610 079 335

talleres@agroturismoelcapriolo.es

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