Bike routes

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Ruta en bicicletaMany forest tracks travel the Sierra de Guadarrama. Some of them run basically along the Peripheral Protection Zone, but other ones go into the National Park. You can download a sheet with principal routes location and description.

We have selected several bike routes which will take you to some of the most interesting sites of the National Park.

- The Horizontal one (La Horizontal)

- Calderuelas

- Canencia pine groves (Pinares de Canencia)

- Pedriza Zeds (Las Zetas de la Pedriza)

- La Barranca pine groves (Pinares de la Barranca)

- La Fuenfría Valley (Valle de la Fuenfría)

A description is listed below:

 

Nº 1 - The Horizontal one (La Horizontal)

Distance: 35,19 km Difficulty: Red
Start: Las Lagunillas recreation area. M-637
End: Linera Pass
Parking lot: Las Lagunillas recreation area
Type of route: Round Trip
Recommendations:
  • Caution

  • Moderate speed

Things to see:
  • Albar Pine groves

  • High mountain pastures

Nº 7 - Calderuelas

Distance: 26,71 km Difficulty: Red
Start: Prado Mellizo street – Rascafría downtown
End:  Prado Mellizo street – Rascafría downtown
Parking lot: Rivera Artiñuelo street – Rascafría downtown
Type of route: Loop route
Recommendations:
  • Caution

  • The route is a major hikers’ area

  • Moderate speed

Things to see:

  • Pyrenean Oak groves

  • Ash tree meadows

  • Albar Pine groves

 

Nº 8 - Canencia pine groves (Pinares de Canencia)

Distance:  21,01 km (10,51 km) Difficulty:  Blue
Start: Canencia Pass. Next to PK 7.5 M-629
Parking lot: Canencia Pass. Recreation Area
End: La Morcuera Pass Hostel. PK 18.5 m-611
Parking lot: La Morcuera Pass- Cossío fountain
Type of route: Round Trip

Recommendations:

  • Caution

  • The route is a major hikers’ area

  • Moderate speed

Things to see:

  • Albar Pine groves

  • High mountain pastures

Nº 12 - Pedriza Zeds (Las Zetas de la Pedriza)

Distance:  30,95 km Difficulty: Red
Start: Entrance barrier to La Pedriza
End:  Entrance barrier to La Pedriza
Parking lot: Environmental Center La Pedriza and entrance barrier to La Pedriza. Manzanares El Real village
Type of route: Loop route
Recommendations:
  • Caution

  • The route is a major hikers’ area

  • Moderate speed

Things to see:
  • Albar Pine groves

  • High mountain pastures

  • Granite rocky cliffs



Nº 14 - La Barranca pine groves (Pinares de la Barranca)

Distance:  17,17 km (8,58 km) Difficulty: Red
Start: Lane to la Barranca pine grove
Parking lot: La Barranca reservoir. Navacerrada
End: Barrier pf. M-601 PK 14.9
Parking lot: M-601 pk 14,9. Navacerrada
Type of route: Round Trip
Recommendations:
  • Caution

  • The route is a major hiker’s area

  • You can find motor vehicles

Things to see:
  • Albar Pine groves

  • Granite rocky cliffs

Nº 16 - La Fuenfría Valley (Valle de la Fuenfría)

Distance:  32,76 km (16,38 km) Difficulty:  Blue
Start: Las Dehesas forest track
End: Pico Collado del Rey. Area of los Molinos village
Parking lot: Las Dehesas. Next to the country house hotel. Cercedilla
Type of route: Round Trip
Recommendations:
  • Caution

  • The route is a major hiker’s area

  • Moderate speed

Things to see:
  • Albar Pine groves

  • High mountain pastures

 

 

Before you go

  • Plan your tour. Do not go alone and do not forget your mobile phone.
  • Use a bicyle helmet and protective coverings for your safety. Take with you water and food.

For sustainability

  • Always bike on roads. Leave all gates wattles as you found them.
  • Respect hikers and horsemen; they always have priority.
  • Circulate at a moderate speed, brake gradually and avoid skidding.
  • Do not throw your food waste.

For a commitment to the environmental responsibility

  • Follow authorities’ indications.
  • Do not disturb the quietness of nature.
  • Do not light a fire.
  • Try not to interfere with the enjoyment of other people. Respect farmers and cattle breeders.

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