This magnificent ride takes you through an enchanting pine forest on the way to your destination at the neck of Majalasana. The well marked trail takes you alongside the Calzada Romana, at which point markers will guide you to follow the course of the stream, turning back along the path to the Col de Collado Ventoso and finally reaching your destination at Pico de Majalasna (1900 meters). Along the 12.3KM ride you have the opportunity to take a break amongst the many scenic beauty spots. This is a lovely idea throughout the year although it can get a little windy and cold during the winter months.
An alternative circuit proposed by the Tourist Information Centre and to avoid the last unattractive kilometer of the above route, is once you have passed the Pradera Majalasna continue following the yellow markers until Pradera Navarrulaque, crossing a major road the Carretera de la Republica, turn right and follow the round orange signs which will take you to Puente del Descalzo, close to the parking area.
A shorter ride for families.
Start at the same point as above and follow the yellow markers for 25 minutes until you will see a large clearing, perfect for a family picnic.
Getting there: Take the Carretera de Colmenar Viejo (M 607). After the village of Navacerrada, continue towards the Col de Navacerrada then take up Cercedilla 622 million). Go through the village and follow the Centro de Formación Banesto. Continue until the Tourist Information Centre giving you an opportunity to pick-up a map.
Starting point: Aparcamento of Majavilán at 1394 meters. (After the Cross of Interpretación you will find the Tourist Information Centre de Cercedilla).
Duration: a little more from 4 hours without stops
Length: 12.3 km loop
Height: 500 meters