Mountain bike holiday

Mountain bike Pico del Buitre route in the Sierra de Castril Spain


 

Pico del Buitre

Distance
25km
Effort Medium/Hard
Technical difficulty medium/Hard
Grade 4  

Spanish mountain biking at it's best. The full route starts from Cortijo Sierra Castril or it can be less strenuous by starting in the Almeceron valley. There is a couple of kilometers warm up ride through stunning craggy countryside before a killer climb up to the Col de Buitre at an altitude of 1800m. ( It is possibe to quickly ascend Pico del Buitre 2021m from here ). Now great single track winds it's way back down towards Castril. At times it is very technical and challenging riding, though fantastically enjoyable. At the end of the single track super double track swifty heads back towards castril and a well earned cafe stop.
Option to ride back or take a lift in the team vehicle back to Cortijo Puentezuela.

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