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WHERE TO RIDE NEAR MADRID

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WHERE TO RIDE NEAR MADRID

Postby Mike K. » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:00 pm

I'll be in Madrid this coming March and need some input about where I might do some riding on mountainous terrain. Would be willing to travel 1 hr to ride destination. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: WHERE TO RIDE NEAR MADRID

Postby karpinl » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:14 pm

Hi

I live in Spain;not in Madrid but I can give you some ideas

Madrid is not the best place to ride in Spain to say at least...

Here are some options;

These are official and popular rides;

-MARCHA PERICO DELGADO; 165km (this is the official ride in honor to Perico Delgado;a great 80s-90s climber)

It starts in Segovia (around 1 hour from Madrid) and it's very famous; it's very hilly but the last 50-60 km are very favorable

http://www.pedrodelgado.com/perico/actu ... l_2010.jpg

http://maps.google.es/maps?f=d&source=s ... =UTF8&z=15

-MARCHA CICLOTURISTA PUERTOS MADRID

148 km.Similar to Perico Delgado but it starts and finish in San Sebastian de los reyes (30 min near to Madrid)
I can send you the track and more info if required

-Unofficial options

Here two nice options:

Both starts in EL BERRUECO (65km from Madrid); I think is a good place to start the ride,near to the mountains and you can adapt the ride to you(depending of time,weather or your conditions)

Here are two links

http://www.ciclismoafondo.es/cfjforum/p ... /3244.page

http://www.ciclismoafondo.es/cfjforum/p ... /4416.page

If you are interested in more info (tracks,pics or anything),please don't hesitate to contact to me( karpink@hotmail.com)


Regards

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Re: WHERE TO RIDE NEAR MADRID

Postby Mike K. » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:52 pm

Javier, many thanks for responding to my post and taking the time to put together multiple options for rides!!! You are gracious. I am familiar with Delgado. The Perico climb and it's historical significance would make a great memory. However, since my post my plans have changed focus. The emphasis now will be on sight seeing with my family. So I will not be bringing my bicycle. Maintaining fitness will be restricted to the hotel gym. We may travel to Segovia for sight seeing. If so I will hike the climb. At least in this way I can experience it's aura. :)
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