Complete roundtrip to La Cabrera mountain chain

010-jorge-y-sandra-en-cumbre-de-cancho-gordoName: La Cabrera mountain chain, with Pico de la Miel and Cancho Gordo summits

Distance: 10 km

Uphill: 700 m

Difficulty: medium

Track GPS: here

How to get to La Cabrera by public transport:

  • Origin: Intercambiador de Plaza de Castilla (Madrid)
  • Destination: La Cabrera, Hostal Mavi (Avda. Generalísimo, 6).  First bus stop of La Cabrera (after Cabanillas de la Sierra village).
  • Bus number: 195 (8:05 Plaza de Castilla).

How to come back to Madrid:

  • Origin: La Cabrera (in front of Hostal Mavi)
  • Destination: Intercambiador de Plaza de Castilla (Madrid)
  • Bus number: 196 (19:20 aprox.,the bus trip begins at Buitrago at 19:00)

Anyway, the exact time schedule can be confirmed this link.

La Cabrera is a village located at the North of Madrid. Starting there we will do a complete round trip to La Cabrera mountain chain, with its well known Pico de la Miel.To get there, you should take a path which starts at the Teatro de La Cabrera, and will take you up to the base of the peak.

Start of the route

Start of the route

Jorge and Henry in the way to Honey Peak

Jorge and Henry in the way to Pico de la Miel

Once there, turn slightly to the right, passing through a corridor where we will find a via ferrata which will allow you to climn a really big rock.

Sandra at the "via ferrata"

Sandra at the "via ferrata"

Once up, turn to the left direction to Pico de la Miel summit, which can be easily seen from here.

Jorge and Herny at Honey Peak summit

Jorge and Henry at Pico de la Miel summit

Descending to the path we were following and taking it to the left, after a few kms we will arrive to a a bifurcation. Take the one to the left and then ascend directly to Cancho Gordo summit.

Jorge and Henry at Cancho Gordo summit

Jorge and Henry at Cancho Gordo summit

Jorge and Sandra at Cancho Gordo summit

Jorge and Sandra at Cancho Gordo summit

Jorge and Henry in the way down

Jorge and Henry in the way down

During the way back in our trekking we could also take the opportunity to visit the Convento de San Antonio.

Henry in the way down

Henry in the way down

From there it is only left to go through La Cabrera streets till the starting point of the route.

Scheme of the route

Scheme of the route

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