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Routes to go out on a mountain bike in the province of Ávila

Routes to go out on a mountain bike in the province of Ávila

Ávila is one of the provinces where nature and cycling are inseparable. A land of great attachment to the bicycle, which has produced famous winning cyclists such as Julio Jiménez, Ángel Arroyo or Chava Jiménez. Its irregular and broken terrain, with the Sierra de Gredos as the nucleus and origin of many cycling routes, offers a very attractive environment for cycling. Mediterranean forest landscapes, a large number of rivers and streams, high mountain paths, picturesque towns full of history and exquisite gastronomy are reasons enough to take your bike and take a trip along some of its cycling itineraries, some expressly prepared for the practice. of mountain biking.

Route Barco de Ávila - Bohoyo - Barco de Ávila

Route of moderate difficulty through the beautiful landscapes and pastures in the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos. From the town of Barco de Ávila, a beautiful medieval town, famous for its Old Bridge over the Tormes River and its 12th century castle, you must head southeast looking for the first mountainous difficulty of Alto de Montenegro. After crowning and descending until we find a small stretch of road surrounded by holm oaks, we once again enter the trails of the Tormes valley looking for the second climb of the day, the longest and hardest, and then go down to the town of Bohoyo and return to Ship from Ávila again. An affordable route if you have some experience with a bicycle and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, pastures and grass fields next to the Sierra de Gredos.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Mode: XC / Trail
  • Distance: 31 kilometers
  • Elevation difference: 546 meters
  • Route type: Circular
  • Start/end: Ship from Ávila
  • See the route track on Wikiloc

Route through Candeleda in the Sierra de Gredos

If we talk about Ávila and cycling we inevitably have to talk about Gredos. The beautiful and steep mountain range of the Central System has countless medium and high mountain routes and trails to enjoy MTB at all levels. We propose this route for a medium physical level with some more difficult stretches of rocky trail around Candeleda, one of the most beautiful mountain towns in the area, where you can breathe cycling on all four sides. This is a circular route proposed by the Bajo Tiétar BTT Center, which offers bicycle rental services and guided routes through the town of Candeleda and the mountains that surround this town.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Mode: XC / Trail / Enduro
  • Distance: 25 kilometers
  • Elevation difference: 652 meters
  • Route type: Circular
  • Start/end: Candeleda

Alto de las Cogotas

Near the city of Ávila there is also plenty of terrain for mountain biking. Landscapes of pastures, cattle fields, streams, rivers and a reservoir, the Castro de las Cogotas, are part of this broken route that begins and ends in the capital of Avila. Not only will you be able to enjoy the beauty of the medieval historic center of Ávila with its famous walls whose construction dates back to the 11th century. Also its rural surroundings with up and down tracks and trails, stony sections and views of the Cogotas reservoir, just 10 kilometers from the capital and in the valley of the Adaja river, one of the most important tributaries of the Duero. It is an accessible route, although on so-called leg-breaker terrain, which combines the typical landscapes of the Castilian pasture with oak forests and scrubland with the historical-cultural component of the city of Ávila.
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