Called Portillo del Lobo or Portiel de Lobos as well, Pico del Lobo is the most elevated mountain in Sierra de Ayllón.
Its N face is the most important, an ancient little glacier was once between Pico del Lobo and La Buitrera de los Lobos. At the foot of the mountain (N) there is a ski resort named La Pinilla (1.500 m),
but its slopes don't reach Pico del Lobo's summit. However, a ruined cable car station still remains near the summit. So be careful, do not shelter in the drilled building. Today, the responsible for that building should clean the area, also it remains some cables and debris.
Out of the ski season there is a bus company wich conduce you to Riaza (Segovia), this town is a bit separated from Pico del Lobo, so hitch-hiking is the best method to go to La Pinilla ski resort or Puerto de la Quesera.
In the ski season there are buses to La Pinilla ski resort, I'll try to give you the timetables and prices.
There is a bus company wich conduces you to Riaza, I'll try to give you timetables and prices. Then hitch-hike to Puerto de la Quesera or La Pinilla ski resort.
There are 2 options:
1. A-1 up to Km 105, then N-110 passing Cerezo de Arriba (Segovia) to Riaza, finally SG-114 to Km 4 and SG-112 to Puerto de la Quesera.
2. A-1 up to Km 105, then N-110 passing Cerezo de Arriba (Segovia) 1 Km, finallly SG-114 to La Pinilla ski resort.
In summer you could eat your sandwiches in Buitrago de Lozoya (Madrid), there is a nice garden (in the shadow) in front of Iglesia de Santa María. You also could visit that nice town. Then you could start the excursion when the temperatures low, don't forget lights or headlamps.
N-110 to Santo Tomé del Puerto (Segovia), then N-110 passing Cerezo de Arriba (Segovia) to Riaza, finally SG-114 to Km 4 and SG-112 to Puerto de la Quesera.
From NE Spain
1. N-110 to Riaza, finally SG-114 to Km 4 and SG-112 to Puerto de la Quesera.
2. N-110 passing Riaza 8 km, finally SG-114 to La Pinilla ski resort.
From N Spain
1. A-1 passing Castillejo de Mesleón (Segovia) 6 Km, then N-110 to Riaza, finally SG-114 to Km 4 and SG-112 to Puerto de la Quesera.
2. A-1 passing Castillejo de Mesleón (Segovia) 6 Km, then N-110 passing Cerezo de Arriba (Segovia) 1 Km, finallly SG-114 to La Pinilla ski resort.
No permits or fees are required. No seasonal closures but in winter sometimes the road to Puerto de la Quesera is non-viable due to the snow.
They don't clean it because it doesn't join important populations.
When To ClimbAll season
but be careful with the fog and the blizzard on some winter days (January to March mainly). In July and August the temperatures can be too much high for hiking or climbing so take a lot of water with you and try to avoid the central hours of the day.
AEMET weather forecast for Guadarrama and Somosierra.
The last is near Pico del Lobo.
Camping is not allowed
in the area but, you can vivy if you want because there is no huts
nearby. La Pinilla ski resort has many apartments and bedsitters. I'll try to find more lodgings
in the area but Segovia is only 50 min far and Madrid 1 h 30 min.
Get informed of winter road conditions in pages 601 and 611 of "Teletexto" TVE.
2000ers in Sierra de AyllónMain peaks
as links are in bold
. Subsidiary peaks are in normal text.