Main access to Cercedilla is from Madrid:
- By car
You take A6 highway and then M-607. It takes you around 1h to complete the 60Km
- By train:
From the central stations Atocha or Chamartin you go to Cercedilla
Ascend to Montón de Trigo begins in Cercedilla
beautiful "alpin" town.
From Las Dehesas
in Cercedilla where we can get with the car there begins the path behind the barrier. After crossing a little bridge, you will arrive to the "Calzada Romana"
- a historic road build by the Romans a long, long time ago.
Just following it you will reach another key milestone in the route the "Puerto de la Fuenfria"
. Here you can have a little rest before re-starting the ascend heading West.
Soon the view opens and Montón de Trigo, our target, appears on its best shape.
Then you get up the Cerro Minguete and following North you reach the summit.
Accumulated altitude: 800m (Cercedilla 1357m - Monton de Trigo 2154m)
Length (circular): 10 Km
Time : 6hs
In winter crampons and ice axe for the last part of the climb are more than recommended.
In all seasons, telescopic walking sticks (at least one) for the approximation.
In summer, provide with enough water, a hat and protective-sun cream
External Links and Other important InformationSome other useful links
Dreampeaks-Mountain Club with Guides
I recommend to check weather conditions some days before and in the same day of the climb.
You can do so:
Telephone: Spanish Meteorologic Service: +34 807 170 382
Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia
Agencia Estatal de Meteorologia
Any SOS and Rescue topics because of accidents you can phone :
Grupo Especial de Rescate en Altura (rescue team)-> 112
GREIM (rescue team Puerto de Navacerrada) -> 91 852 10 12