WHAT IS GRAVEL?
Gravel is a mode of adventure cycling, which allows the same bicycle to easily pass from paved roads to gravel and dirt tracks and roads, this opens up a world of infinite possibilities, to discover new places, wonderful landscapes and corners.
The most important difference from road bikes is that gravel bikes have a much higher wheel pitch.
The usual measure of standard tyres on these bikes is usually from 700 X 35 up to 700 X 40 approximately, although there are countless measures both below and above, and also different drawings.
Madrid's Sierra Norte is an ideal territory for cycling
WHAT IS GRAVEL TERRITORY?
Territorio Gravel is an ideal cycle zone for the practice of Gravel, where secondary roads and endless tracks and roads are combined in an idyllic setting, where you can enjoy all the possibilities that this aspect of cycling offers.
Where are we?
Territorio Gravel is located in the Community of Madrid, very close to the Capital, less than an hour from downtown. A little less distance from Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez International Airport. We are the Sierra Norte of Madrid, a spectacular area for sports practice whether hiking in all its variants, or bicycle, also for cycling in all its forms, either road bike, MTB, Cycling, o Gravel. Madrid's Sierra Norte provides protected territory, which has the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park and the Sierra del Rincón Biosphere Reserve among other protection figures. The Sierra Norte de Madrid is a territory of high landscape and natural value that will delight athletes who come to practice outdoor sport.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
Madrid's Sierra Norte has many local roads with low traffic density due to the low population density of the area, which is only increased in some areas on weekends. In addition, being a rural and mountain area where livestock and forestry uses are made, it has a multitude of forest tracks and rural roads that lead us from one population to another, cross hills, along slopes and they are ideal to combine with these rural roads to make a multitude of wheels to ride with our Gravel bike.
The Sierra Norte de Madrid is committed to sports and sustainable tourism through innovative projects such as Carpetania, madrid's Northern Sierra North road network, that will make our Sierra the second hiking space in the country that applies the concept of road network in rural areas, a structure that allows the user to reach any point of the territory from any place and move with absolute freedom and absolute security area. The Northern Sierra Cycling Ring (CiclaMadrid MTB Tour) a circular tour of 210 km in length, ideal to meet with our MTB the Sierra Norte or Territorio Gravel, a series of tours ideal for getting to know and tour the Sierra and designed especially for you.
Add to this a large number of accommodations that have specialized to provide you with a service that will facilitate your cycling activity with bike guards, workshop, laundry...
Discover madrid's Sierra Norte pedaled, sustainably and without bad fumes!
We welcome responsible tourists!
Plan your visit to madrid's Sierra Norte in advance on the destination's website: www.sierranortemadrid.org