The scope of application of Master Plan for Use and Management (PRUG) of the Peñalara Natural Park, is the massif of Peñalara and its Peripheral Protected Area.
Since the old Peñalara Natural Park is part of National Park of Sierra de Guadarrama, (as provided for in law 7/2013, of 25 June, on Declaration of the National Park of Sierra de Guadarrama), the protection policy of Peripheral Protected Area corresponding to the old Peñalara Natural Park has currently an increased legal range. Therefore, the legal regime applicable to the visits of groups of more than 15 participants, will be the one referred to in articles number 24 and 25 of the PRUG.
For the bivouac, article number 38 of the PRUG provides for the necessity of an authorization for groups of more than 10 people, regardless of the zone to stay overnight (Peñalara massif or Peripheral Protected Area). It just makes distinction of the height dimension from which it is permitted, being 2,100 m in the Massif and Area I and 1,700 in Peripheral Protected Area. In both cases an authorization is required.
Therefore, the activities carried out under these parameters must be notified to: Centre of visitors Peñalara (Centro de Visitantes Peñalara), Phone 918-520-857 or the Regional Office for the Attention of the Local Population (Oficina Comarcal de Atención a la Población Local sector Lozoya) Phone 918 691 829, both belonging to the National Park of Sierra de Guadarrama.