port of somosierra
Puebla de la Sierra
It is a very hard and long stage, almost 50 km long and made up of 6 sections. It has two big passes to climb, the Collado del Salinero next to the Cerro del Morro and the Collado del Mosquito. In between the typical trails of La Hiruela and the Hayedo de Montejo.
It is a stage that has everything in terms of difficulty, effort, type of terrain, landscapes, adventure, navigation, picturesque sites, and even some high mountain sections that may have to be done on foot.
This is the highest stage of the route, both in average and maximum altitude. It is a stage of almost 50 km that is made up of 5 sections. It is made up of three main parts, the first part is the ascent to the Pico Tres Provincias (Madrid, Guadalajara and Segovia), the second part goes through Somosierra and starts the "La Horizontal" route, and the third part is around La Acebeda.
The difficulty is low but is increased by the effort required to climb Tres Provincias and Puerto de la Acebeda. It is cycled on well-marked paths and tracks, making the stage easier to navigate.
This stage runs entirely in the Sierra del Rincón and passes through the most characteristic places of the area such as the Collado del Salinero, Cerro del Morro, La Hiruela and its charming paths, the Hayedo de Montejo de la Sierra and the Collado del Mosquito.
The 360º views are spectacular at all times and you cross all kinds of forests, valleys, canyons, peaks, hills and peaks.
This stage starts 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). It crosses the well-known Puerto de Somosierra and follows the beginning of the "Horizontal" path to La Acebeda.