Hunting in the Gredos Mountains, Spain.
Located in the central-to-northwestern quadrant of the Iberian Peninsula, the Sierra de Gredos extends from the southern part of the province of Avila to the northern end of the province of Caceres. Strewn with giant, granite boulders, seemingly endless streams, and green pastures galore, Gredos offers the perfect habitat for this type of Ibex. There are two distinct areas that we hunt in the Gredos: the South and North Faces. The South face hunt begins from a lower elevation of approximately 2,500 feet and can extend up to 7,700 feet.
The climb is steep, mostly on foot, and only for hunters who are in good health and physically fit for the challenge. The North face hunt is gentler, starting from 4,300 feet and extending to 7,700 feet, primarily following streams as we ascend the mountain. During the winter, the peaks are usually topped by snow. The face we choose for your best hunt will largely depend upon the weather and the time of year you choose to schedule your hunt.
How to get to Gredos
- From Madrid: 2h (108 miles) to 2:30 (133 miles)
- From Barcelona: 8h (495 miles) to 8:30 (520 miles)
The Gredos Ibex is the most famous and most well-known type of Spanish Ibex. They inhabit the Gredos Mountains in the western part of the country. They have survived as a royal species protected by the Kings of Old Spain.
What to hunt in Gredos
In this area you can hunt the following species