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Guadarrama TRIP SCHEDULE Dark Side MTB

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What are we going to do? First of all, we all are here to make your being as funniest as possible. We are going to be together 5 days and we NEED you those days filled with bike and fun. We have choosen 4 days of wonderful routes, we are sure you are going to enjoy at all. Also, we have selected some activities to get some taste of local surrounding when you move your butts from the bike seat. Be welcome!

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Accommodation

www.pradomolino.com Nice hotel in Los Molinos, just in the botto m of all mountains. We have selected this for you. We are sure it´s a nice selection.

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Where is Guadarrama? Guadarrama is Northwest of Madrid (Spain). It´s a very popular holidays spot for madrileños (Madrid´s citizens). Its surroundings are full of mountains which makes a big pleasure to bikers, mountaineers and nature lovers. It´s highest peak is Peñalara with 2.428 meters above sea level. This full area is called Sierra de Guadarrama and is the last National Park created in Spain, which it´s the highest level of protection gived in Spain for a natural area. It´s an area full of pines trees. It´s just 45 minutes away from Madrid by car. It has very good connections with the capital, by bus, car or train. We will stay in village of Los Molinos.

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Dates This trip is focused to make during Fall. We recomend it from September to middle December. We´ll find nice weather during such dates. With natural sunlight until 18:00-19:00. Weather is warm, it could rain but mostly should be sunny, hardly we will find temperature below 0ºC and snow. Except late November, when days will be shorter and chiller. Our recomendation; short or first layer pant, t-shirt and a thin jacket for first chilly mornings hours or top of the mountains startings. No matter about it, it´s our base camp, so feel free if you want to try this wonderful spot with us in different dates. Ask for it, we are sure we can book you in different dates.

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Day 1

If you have booked, we can pick you up from airport/train station. Not all the group may come in same flight, so we kindly ask you to arrange picking up schedule. Then, in evening, we will meet everyone at hotel, we´ll have some small picnic and make formal introducing. Explaining trip schedule, routes types and relaxing options for evenings.

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Day 2 Ready for action? First thing we´ll do it´s grapping the car and go uphill. Puerto de Navacerrada will be our destination (20 min), 1,880 mts height. From there we´ll make two descents (Whistler and La Sal). First one is one of the most common dh path for madrid´s locals. It “seems” to be in a small-Whistler, so we are sure it would be a good way to warm you up. It´s a 30 minutes dh route, but before getting Cercedilla town, we´ll pedal a little to gain 100 meters of elevation and make the first stage of Spanish Enduro Championship called Big Ride. In 2012 Jerome Clementz made in just 3 minutes, we will not beat him. Mortals let´s try to make it in 5!! Let´s pedal for a while, we´ll change valley and get into Fuenfria. We´ll be pedalling close to 50 minutes in a singletrack, going down and up all the time until getting Fuenfria Valley. Then we´ll go up and make a couple of classic Madrid´s Enduro routes, Ducha de los Alemanes, Senda Genaro, Sendero Flow. wwwoowww...Flat out!. Finising more or less at 14:30-15:00 time for beers and some relax.

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Day 3 El Escorial. 30 min by car. We will reach the bottom of Puerto de Abantos, many lines rise from top of the mountain to the place where we start our route. Today is going to be a hard day with close to 1.600 negative and p o sit i ve ramp. V iews of Madrid and El Escorial will be amazing as well as the r o ute, ref u g i o d e la naranjera, Abantos, la lĂĄpida, vascos... and Valle de los Caidos (picture).

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Day 4 Patones. 1 hour and 15 minutes by car We´ll change completely our mountains. We´ll go to the pretty and small village of Patones. Slate sto n e is the to day´s protagonist, so punctures may be on the agenda. No shadows and water here, so we must be careful. It´s going to be a hard day, close to 1.800 meters positive and negative today. 4 specials downhill today, but incredible. I promise today would be one of the specials day. This area has celebrated two national races, so you will enjoy it.

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Day 5 Full Cercedilla. 30 min by car Let´s go again, like first day we´ll go up to Puerto de Navacerrada, first we´ll make a dh but to the opposite side of the mountain, Segovia´ slope. Then the car will carry up again to Puerto de Navacerrada and we´ll go thru Camino Schmid until getting Puerto de Fuenfría. Really nice track, down-up-down-up 30-35 min long. Then when we arrive we´ll take Carril del Gallo, maybe the trip´s fastest downhill. Time again for pedalling uphill, first we´ll get again Puerto de la Fuenfria and later on Pico del Águila, amazing downhill Final Fireworks.

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What´s included? Full broad at pradomolino resort, double rooms. The breakfast is at hotel, meal depending of route could be at hotel or picnic. We´ll dinner at hotel. 4 biking days with titulated guide. Small group (not more than 8 person) Shuttle from and to hotel all biking days when it´s neccesary. Just 595 €/510 ₤. 5 days accomodation, 4 biking days.

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Not included Shuttle from and to airport/train station. We can arrange this service, please ask. Because you may come from different airports or flights, we decided make this service as an extra All the extra expenses at hotel. All of our prices are calculated on the basis of two people sharing a room. If you don´t want this then we need to charge a single person supplement (ask about this). We will aim to put 2 single people of the same gender into same room. No bikers, please ask. Extra activities. We have bike rental, please ask about it, if you need a bike or don´t want to bring yours. No insurance, no bike tour!!! miÊrcoles 18 de diciembre de 13


Extra Activities We have choosen some after riding activities for you. Madrid has a really nice life activity, so we can arrange a tour for you. Museums, night life, tapas, bars, just walk...we can make a trip from Los Molinos to Madrid by our van or if you want to make it by yourself, we can explain how to get it by public transport. Also, El Escorial (where a route goes thru) needs a full turistic visit as it´s really close. We have the opportunity to show you a local brewery. This small beer brewery is our favorite. If you want we can arrange a meeting and they will show you how madrileños made beer!!

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Dark Side MTB holidays in Spain  

This is the presentation of our enduro & all mountain destination for your biking holidays in Spain.

Dark Side MTB holidays in Spain  

This is the presentation of our enduro & all mountain destination for your biking holidays in Spain.

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