sierra del rincón
Four stages. Unique adventure.
BZM Mountain Trails Sierra del Rincón is a route in stages of authentic MTB that runs through the Sierra Norte de Madrid, the so-called Sierra Pobre. It crosses three valleys, the Lower Lozoya Valley, the Sierra del Rincón and the Middle Lozoya Valley. It has an itinerary of 207 km with a positive difference in altitude of 5,600 meters. It goes through picturesque places such as El Pinarcillo de Buitrago, El Villar dam, El Collado de El Salinero, El Hayedo de Montejo, La Hiruela, El pico Tres Provincias, Puerto de Somosierra and La Acebeda. It has sections of authentic mountain biking, with technical and fast ramps, climbs for climbers, canyons and roads on the edge of the valley, rustic trails, wooded tunnels, river fords, high mountain sections, and some sections that are best done on foot. The tourism and rest is done in towns prepared for authentic nomads of the BTT and in some unknown as Puebla de la Sierra. It is the route par excellence in the Sierra Norte de Madrid.
STATISTICS (BY STAGE)
MTB with double suspension and disc brakes.
Tubeless tyres systems are recommended. with fresh anti-puncture liquid. Brake pads in good condition. Tyres also be should fresh.
From April to November included. Much more picturesque and pleasant temperatures in spring and autumn.
Via GPS is simple following the tracks. There are some more complex sections that are marked where you have to slow down and pay extreme attention. It is advisable to carry several GPS in the group. The navigation is never precise since it has an accuracy of +-5 meters, which can lead to mistakes in some cases.
It depends on the habit of cycling in a group. The minimum would be 2. Optimal between 4 and 6. The maximum between 7 and 8. Remember that the routes last between 5 to 7 hours, the rest is spent in the hotels and towns.
There are several atroches in almost all the routes, which must be perfectly loaded in the GPS.
It is advisable to arrive at the route trained, strong, with good cardio and good respiratory rhythm.
Mainly tracks, trails and roads. Scarce asphalt and only in the towns, some crossroads and small segments between sections. Some sections of high mountain and some small trialera. In general, the terrain is not very well trodden due to the lack of traffic in the area.
Always carry. Bring water kamel, windbreaker, tools, small first aid kit and supplies. Optional: bike lights, jacket, raincoat and power bank.
It is recommended to remove the wifi, bluetooth and data during navigation to avoid wasting the battery. Carry the contact information of the route and the rest of the bikers.
1 liter of water (kamel and/or bottle), energy bars or gels. Also nuts and a piece of fruit. There are fountains and bars along the way to refill water.
"Cycling in a group and as a team" "Enjoying the scenery" "Measuring one's strength and applying one's limitations" "No one is abandoned" "Follow your pace" "No rush" "The individual gets there first the Group gets further" "Drinking and eating without feeling like it" "Taking photos and videos".
Start cycling early (before 9 a.m.). Stop at least every hour to regroup and rest.
In rural areas or similar hotels used to nomad philosophy be well equipped.
Each town has its own history and tourism. It is advisable to study the possibilities before arriving.
There are no reservations for meals. Dinners and breakfasts are included in the accommodation. For lunch it is advisable to go to the places recommended in the itinerary.
See the map of assistance locations in case of medical or technical needs.
It is good to record the route, so it is advisable to charge 100% of the watch or navigator daily. Keep in mind that your data will never coincide completely with the data of the others.
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Mini air pump and/or C02 cylinder, chain cutter, auxiliary link, spare inner tube and tire assembly/disassembly tool.
In addition to personal tools on the trails, it is advisable to carry gear oil, spare brake pads, spare inner tubes, 1 foot pump (1 per group), some rags or cloths for after washing.