Sierra de Guadarrama, a special destination for bike lovers
Sierra de Guadarrama is a preferred destination for bike lovers. No matter what your motives are or what type of trails you preferred, in our region you will find bike paths for all audiences and disciplines: from multi-use ones, with a slight incline that allows you to enjoy the landscape in no rush, to more difficult and technical ones, for those who prefer more excitement and adrenaline.
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A complete route of 143 km, that goes through the municipalities of Becerril de la Sierra, El Boalo-Cerceda-Mataelpino, Manzanares El Real, Soto del Real, Miraflores de la Sierra, Hoyo de Manzanares, Moralzarzal, Collado Mediano, Alpedrete, Guadarrama, Los Molinos, Cercedilla and Navacerrada.
The 92 km Est loop meanders through the municipalities of Becerril de la Sierra, El Boalo-Cerceda-Mataelpino, Manzanares El Real, Soto del Real, Miraflores de la Sierra, Hoyo de Manzanares and Moralzarzal.
The 51 km West loop meanders through the municipalities of Becerril de la Sierra, Collado Mediano, Alpedrete, Guadarrama, Los Molinos, Cercedilla and Navacerrada.
This route was designed by the IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association).
Sierra de Guadarrama BTT route: over 100 km of mountain bike trails.
Enjoy over 100 km of a BTT tour with various degrees of difficulty that goes through Sierra de Guadarrama. It is divided into five phases
Phase 1: Navacerrada-Guadarrama: A 25 km mountain track that does not require too much physical effort and can be doubled if it is a round trip.
Phase 2: Guadarrama-Moralzarzal: a not too difficult cycling route, except for the slope to La Cobañera in Collado Mediano. Around 26 km that can be doubled by making a round trip.
Phase 3: Moralzarzal-Hoyo de Manzanares: a tour of medium physical and technical difficulty level, considering that Sierra de Hoyo requires proper use of the bicycle and a certain physical preparation. Around 14 km long.
Phase 4: Hoyo de Manzanares-Soto del Real: medium level difficulty tour during which you have to do some climbing. Around 24 km long.
Phase 5: Soto del Real-Navacerrada: this is the longest stretch, about 26 km, which ends the route with a long walk at the foothills and a bikeway.
This route was designed by the IMBA (International Mountain Bike Asociation)
CiclaMadrid is a network of cycle paths conceived for all types of travellers and users; includes a grand tour of 420 km and 17 phases and offers the possibility to find sports and everyday products, and to visit UNESCO world heritage sites as well as natural paradises such as the Guadarrama National Park.
Road bike: the area of mountain passes
In our mountain area, bike lovers find for good reason fantastic scenery for their trips; in these parts, there are some of the highest mountain passes in the Madrid province. Those cyclists looking for cycling at altitude and testing their legs find here the Navacerrada Pass, which is the highest pass, as well as the Morcuera Pass and the Lions´Pass (Puerto de los Leones).
Guadarrama Pass – Alto del León (1511 m):
This is a historic mountain pass, initially used during the Roman Empire. It passes through the Sierra de Guadarrama and links Segovia with the Madrid province via the La Coruña motorway (N-VI). Due to its 1511 m altitude, one can ascend 545 m and reach the neighbouring town of Guadarrama in only 8,7 km.
Navacerrada Pass (1858 m):
At 1,858 meters, Navacerrada Pass separates Segovia from the Madrid province via the M601 road. This is the highest altitude mountain pass in the Madrid province, in the Sierra de Guadarrama, as well as one of the highest passes in the country. It is one of the most travelled through and only natural pass between Bola del Mundo and Seven Peaks. It hosts a ski resort and several tourist facilities such as restaurants and accommodation. Navacerrada is located 9 km from it and there is a difference of altitude of 655 m between the two.
Morcuera Pass (1796 m):
This is the third-highest pass of the Madrid province and has the same altitude as the Fuenfria Pass, which is also located in the Sierra de Guadarrama. A pass crossed by the M-611 road. From Miraflores de la Sierra, at 1200 m altitude, around 600 meters of height difference get done in 10 km, with a gradient of 4-6% on average.
Canencia Pass (1524 m):
Due to its rural nature, this is one of the lowest altitudes and less travelled through passes in the Sierra de Guadarrama. On weekends and bank holidays, it becomes a busy place because of its scenery and its environmental values. Pines surround the area.
And for those who prefer more peaceful cycling, there are options at the bottom of our valleys.