From here, we start the ascent of 8 kilometers with an average between 4.5% and 7%. From the port you can observe, to the south, the Madrid plain, and beautiful views of the mountains, appreciating waterfalls that form the streams that come from the high mountain and peaks of more than 2000 meters as the Iron Heads and The Najarra. From the top we have about 13 kilometers of descent with an average slope between 4-6% to reach Rascafría, where we can have a look to the Monasterty of Paular.
From here, the next section crosses the valley of the river Lozoya passing through the municipalities of Lozoya, and Pinilla del Valle towards the Port of Canencia. It is one of the lowest mountain passes in the Sierra de Guadarrama and, at the same time, less traveled, given its regional character. In spite of this, it is usually a very popular place on weekends and holidays, for its landscape and environmental values. Its surroundings are populated with pine forests. To finish the route, head back to Soto del Real, where the stage began.
9 am Pick up at your hotel and van transfer to Soto del Real.
10am Bike ride crossing the mountains to the valley of Lozoya and back.
14pm Stop for lunch. Traditional Spanish food.
15pm departure to Madrid
16pm Arrival to your hotel.
100% asphalt, secondary roads