Wonders of Camino Natural of the Valley Lozoya by bicycle. Madrid
From Rascafría to Buitrago de Lozoya along the Natural Valley Trail.
We invite you to pedal and visit the Lozoya Valley, together with the two Villas of Madrid that sit on the banks of the Lozoya River: Rascafría and Buitrago de Lozoya. Linked by the valley and the river and separated historically for administrative reasons, these two towns have adopted a very different personality, Rascafría with a monastic and forestry vocation, and Buitrago with defensive and livestock orientation.
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Cycling Style Holiday TypeMixed, On Mountain
Activity Level Easy
Self-guided Cycling Tour
Departure days: Everyday
Duration: 4 days – 3 nights
The Camino Natural of the Valley, a path completely conditioned for hiking and clycletourism practice, crosses the totality of the high valley of the Lozoya. An easy and smooth route that travels entirely by tracks, with the constant presence of the Lozoya River.
The Lozoya valley, perhaps, in strict sense, the only one of the National Park of Sierra de Guadarrama, is confined between the long mountain range of Montes Carpetanos and another range with similar altitude that splits in its central part, Cuerda Larga. The succession of elevations of more than 2000 m that surround the valley, form a spectacular landscape, a natural mosaic composed of riverside woods, pine forests, oak, ash and holm oak groves, which show the diversity of ecosystems that characterizes the nature of the Sierra Norte de Madrid.
Lozoya Valley has been a place of retreat for religious, nobles, painters and poets and remained practically isolated until the early XX century. The valley contains a valuable artistic and monumental heritage, composed of hermitages, monasteries, historical bridges or walls and a beautiful ethnographic heritage represented by dry stone walls, fountains, water holes or in the popular architecture of its villages. As more significant examples, the path shows authentic artistic gems such as the monastery of Santa María del Paular, set in an environment of exuberant nature, the bridges of el Perdón and el Congosto or the wall and castle of Buitrago del Lozoya.
Protected natural spaces: Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.
- The Paular Monastery
- The Rascafría visit
- The Lozoya River walk along the banks
- The visit to the walled enclosure of Buitrago de Lozoya
- To know the Picasso Museum of Buitrago
- The Sierra Norte of Madrid gastronomy
- Documentation and travel cartography.
- Accommodation 3 hotel nights (shared double room) with breakfast.
- The luggage transfer between lodgings.
- Bike rental (optional)
- The price of tickets and visits to monuments
- Meals and dinners.
- The round trip transportation to Rascafría and from Buitrago de Lozoya.