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Navacerrada Dam to Puerto de Navacerrada and back via Barranca

Easy and varied route up and down Madrid's most iconic col

Mountain Biking Moderate

34 km
1.1 km
1.1 km
3-4 hrs
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
1.9 km
Navacerrada Dam to Puerto de Navacerrada and back via Barranca Map

It's a technically easy but rewarding circular route that takes you up the most iconic col in Madrid province via forest roads through varied scenery. The climb, especially the last part, is full of loose stones and really tedious. Route avoids asphalt roads as much as possible, only the last part of the climb and part of descent are done on public road. The descent to La Barranca is a great and flowy singletrack, with just a few points where some may need to dismount. The route packs a lot of variety for its short distance and gives you great introduction to Madrid's most popular mountain area.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between March and October


  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots