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Routes to go by mountain bike in the province of Palencia

Routes to go by mountain bike in the province of Palencia

Palencia is the cradle of Romanesque art in Spain, with numerous monuments, churches and medieval monasteries perfectly preserved. It also retains the Canal de Castilla, one of the best hydraulic works carried out in Spain, recovered in recent years as a tourist attraction. Precisely the track that passes parallel to this channel is one of the busiest roads to make Mountain Bike routes that do not entail a great technical difficulty but that can be both short and long. But the province of Palencia not only offers flat and wide roads to go out by mountain or grave bike, but also has high mountain in the northern zone. The so -called Palencia mountain, not as well known or explored as the Asturian or Cantabrian, but of great beauty, has dozens of itineraries for mountain cycling.

Channel Route of Castile

Tour of the surroundings of the city of Palencia passing through the Canal de Castilla, on the outskirts of the city, and upload to Mount the Elder. The Castilla Canal, built in the 18th century for the transport of wheat from the north, became obsolete several decades later by the arrival of the railroad. Now vertebra a network of paths and roads to travel by bicycle or on foot. Except for the two climbs to the mountain, the rest of the route is flat and runs on forest tracks.

Carrión de los Condes

The Carrión Vartebra River The province of Palencia from North to South and in the center of the province is the Medieval Villa de Carrión de los Condes. From this beautiful town we travel the heart of the Castilian plateau and its endless cultivation fields of cereal to dry itch, in the municipality of La Loma de Ucieza, where the longest up of the day is located, located at kilometer 23. Much Attention because the route can harden if wind blows through the area.

Palencia mountain route

To the north of the province the Castilian plain completely changes to the height of Cervera de Pisuerga. The so -called Palencia mountain, which is part of the Cantabrian mountain range, proposes high mountain routes with a unique landscape value. In addition to being a little exploited tourist area, it has the charm to show some of the most spectacular tops in the area, such as the Curavacas, of 2,524 meters, located within the Natural Park of Fuentes Carrionas and Fuente Cobre. It is a Mountain Bike route of great slope where it reaches dimensions above 1,600 meters of altitude. The toughest part of the route is the initial, with two chained climbs that begin after the dam of the Requejada reservoir.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Modality: XC Marathon / Trail
  • Distance: 55.9 kilometers
  • Elimming: 1,029 meters
  • Route type: Circular
  • Start end: Cervera de Pisuerga
  • See the track of the route on Wikiloc
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