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This hike connects two passes, the Puerto de la Hiruela and the Puerto de El Cardoso. The hike largely runs via wide and very comfortable trails from which we have almost all of the time a very wide view on the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Madrid that surround us.

  • From the Puerto de la Hiruela (1) we walk a bit back in the direction that we came from by car. Next we turn right onto the wide path (2).
  • We keep following this path, which further on turns to the right with a bend and from which we have a wide view over the Sierra Norte, during quite some time. After 4 kilometres the wide path turns to the right with a sharp bend (3). We continue straight on here though, onto a narrow trail.
  • This trail quickly becomes wider and leads us to the Puerto del Cardoso (4). Here we turn right, onto a wide trail (Senda de la Maleza).
  • We now follow this path until its end, during about 5 kilometres until we reach the asphalt road M-137 (6). Here we turn right and via this road we walk back the last stretch to the Puerto de la Hiruela (1).

Route Puerto de la Hiruela

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