The Almenara
The Almenara

The hike leads to the Almenara, where the views are – without exaggerations - spectacular. The beginning of the route is a bit boring, but as soon as the climb towards the Almenara starts, we end up in a rocky mountainous setting and gets the hike more interesting but also more intense. But as said, the efforts will be rewarded.

  • On the through road M-512 – near the gas station – we go into the street “Avenida de Nuestra Señora de Navahonda” (1). This street ends at a roundabout, where we turn right. This is signposted with “Camino de la Ermita” (GR-10).
  • We cross a small residential area after which the street turns into a dirt road. We climb gradually through this road for about four kilometres. On the highest point of this trail, with views on the valley on the left, we leave the trail, turning right through a small gate (2). From here on we start climbing quickly towards the Almenara.
  • Just after this gate we need to take the path at the left, along the fence. The path will turn back to the right quickly, to climb the mountain through the right flank.
  • The trail is not always clearly visible, and sometimes various trails originate. On various spots though, the route has been marked with piled milestones.
  • The final part – the actual climbing of the Almenara – goes through the left flank of the summit. Sometimes the trail is difficult to find and steep, but often milestones can be seen as marking. At the end we will find our way to the summit through the rocks (3).
  • The way back is through the same route.

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Location of this Hike

Region: Sierra Oeste de Madrid
Near: Robledo de Chavela
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Fact Sheet

Duration: 4:00 hrs.
Distance: 13.2 km
Route type: Round trip
Path type: Dirt roads, mountain trail. At the end climb through rocks.
Marking: Final part milestones
Total difference in altitude: 500 m.
Highest point: 1,230 m.
Difficulty: Medium (4/14)

Route profile The Almenara
Last update: May 16, 2016

How to get there?

The route starts in Robledo de Chavela, which can be reached through the M-512. Parking near the gas station.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: N 40 29.888
Longitude: W 4 14.366