Downhill Cercedilla/Spain with Mr. Schmid

Friends from us run a bike store called Mr. Schmid in Cercedilla. Cercedilla is a little village about 1h by car north from Madrid right at the “Sierra” (the chain of mountains of the Madrid region). Cercedilla is very easy to reach by train from Madrid. You can hop on a train from Atocha main […]

Friends from us run a bike store called Mr. Schmid in Cercedilla. Cercedilla is a little village about 1h by car north from Madrid right at the “Sierra” (the chain of mountains of the Madrid region).
Cercedilla is very easy to reach by train from Madrid. You can hop on a train from Atocha main train station and 1h20min later you’re right there.
During the summer, bikers are allowed to take the special Mountain train up to “Puerto Navacerrada”, which in winter is also a little skiing area (and bikers are not allowed on the train – boooooooooh!). In any case it’s more fun to go with Mr. Schmid and the “Transfers” they do: give them your bike and they’ll bring you and your metal horse uphill to enjoy fully downhill.

If you aren’t a downhill PRO, yet, don’t worry, they will teach you as shown in the video.

View in a larger map

We classified this trail (actually 3 different ones) as S3. The Madrid Sierra is made out of granite and you’ll have to master rough turns on steep trails, many smaller, sharp rocks ask you for high concentration and it’s nothing new that your tire might fail (so NEVER forget an extra tube!).

As you can see, the trail on the map look a bit funny. The straight lines you can see is where the tracking was stopped during the lift by car back again to the top of the hill. (sorry for that)

One trail you might want to ride when going downhill from Puerto Navacerrada is the Whistler track. It starts right behind the train station. It’s the point in the video where I cross the rails.

mysingletrail: Uphill with the transfer shuttle by Mr. Schmid

Uphill with the transfer shuttle by Mr. Schmid

2 Responses to “Downhill Cercedilla/Spain with Mr. Schmid”

  1. Martin says:

    mann alter ist das geil !

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