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sierra del rincón

Four stages. Unique adventure.

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Technical specifications

Total Distance

207 Km

Accumulated Elevation Gain

5,600 metres

Technical Difficulty

Average 3/5

Difficulty
Level

Medium 3,5/5

Maximum
Elevation

2,122 metres

Minimum
Elevation

900 metres

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Description

BZM Mountain Trails Sierra del Rincón is a circular route by stages of authentic MTB that runs through the Sierra Norte de Madrid, the so-called Sierra Pobre. It crosses three valleys, the Valle Bajo del Lozoya, the Sierra del Rincón and the Valle Medio del Lozoya. It has a total of 207 kms with an accumulated elevation gain of 5,600 m. It crosses picturesque locations 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.

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It consists of an authentic mountain biking experience, with technical and fast descends, together with challenging climbs for the more demanding climbers, passing through canyons and paths on the edge of valleys, rustic trails, tree line tunnels, rivers, high mountain sections, and some sections that may best be done on foot. The rest and rural tourism is done in remote towns worthy of the most adventurous bikers and in some less travel locations such as Puebla de la Sierra. These are the more noteworthy routes in Sierra Norte de Madrid.

Highlights

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Total Distance

207 Km

Accumulated Elevation Gain

5,600 metres

Distance: 207 km

Cumulative difference in altitude: +5,600 m / -5,450 m

Average slope: 6.2% / -6.1%.

Height min/med/max: 900 / 1.390 / 2.122

Technical difficulty: 3/5

Effort: 3,5/5

Buitrago de Lozoya

Robledillo de la Jara

Berzosa del Lozoya

Puebla de la Sierra

La Hiruela

El Cardoso

The Montejo Beech Forest

Horcajuelo de la Sierra

Prádena del Rincón

Montejo de la Sierra

Puerto de Somosierra

La Acebeda

San Mames

Villavieja del Lozoya

  • Stage 1: Middle Lozoya Valley
  • Stage 2: Sierra del Rincón
  • Stage 3: Puerto de Somosierra
  • Stage 4: La Acebeda

ITINERARY

This circular route runs in the Sierra Norte de Madrid, crossing the middle and lower valleys of the Lozoya and the Sierra del Rincón. All this corresponds to the so-called Sierra Pobre de Madrid. It is a 207 km route with an accumulated elevationgain of 5,600 metres. It doesn´t have any major difficulties in navigation, it has intense climbs with demanding physical effort compensated with dreamy descends, further down the trail. It crosses moorlands and spectacular landscapes. Allowing us to enjoy great views from the tops of the valleys and canyons. It goes through tunnels of native trees along paths and tracks. It crosses through rustic and villages. It gives us a taste of authentic high mountain ridding, through the  passes, the hills and the peaks of the itinerary.

STAGES

Stage 1

BUITRAGO TO
PUEBLA DE LA SIERRA
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It is the first stage of the Route and which is is taken with emotion. It is to get your strength up and to take the measure of the area. You cann see and enjoy up to 3 dams along the way. It has twotwo different parts: 30 km through dams, forests and plains and 20 km of mountains, through hills, valleys through hills, valleys, canyons and passes..

Stage 2

PUEBLA DE LA SIERRA TO MONTEJO DE LA SIERRA
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This stage starts completely in the Sierra del Rincón and runs through the most characteristic places of the area such as the Collado del Salinero and Cerro del Morro, the village of La Hiruela and its charming trails, the beech forest of Montejo de la Sierra and the Collado del Mosquito.

Stage 3

MONTEJO DE LA SIERRA TO
LA ACEBEDA
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This stage runs in the Sierra del Rincón and ends in the Valle Medio del Lozoya. It reaches the highest peak of the route, the so-called Tres Provincias ( 2,122m), crosses the well-known Puerto de Somosierra and ends at the beginning of the "Horizontal" road to La Acebeda.

Stage 4

LA ACEBEDA A
BUITRAGO DE LOZOYA
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This stage starts in La Acebeda and runs along a large part of "La Horizontal".

You have to climb three passes; la Acebeda, Arcones and la Linera. It has an intense 12km leg-breaking loop at the end for a good souvenir.

Services

Self-Guided Trails

Sections in GPX format

Accommodation

Accommodation in rural hotels

Luggage Transfer

Luggage transfer between hotels

Jersey

Commemorative jersey of the Route

Navigation Itinerary

Detailed description of the Route

Optional Services

Guide

Track Leader

Mountain Bike

Bicycle rental

Tourism

Guided tourism

Massage

Physiotherapist Service

Airport/Train Transfer

Shuttle to/from Madrid Airport
Shuttle to/from Chamartin/Atocha Stations

Insurance

Accident Insurance

Navigation Device

GPS option

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