Best motorcycle routes from Madrid

We show you the most recommended motorcycle routes from Madrid to take over the weekend and discover some magical places.

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The weekend rolls around and all you can think about is escaping from the routine, getting on your motorcycle and discovering new corners of nature and charming villages. Does that sound like you? If so, we recommend you read this article carefully. In this article, we show you some of the best motorcycle routes from Madrid to explore this weekend and forget your worries. Take note!

Motorcycle routes from Madrid: our Top 5

Despite its size, Madrid is a province of great contrasts. On the one hand, it is the most urban and cosmopolitan city in Spain, but on the other hand, it hides incredible scenic routes that are well worth discovering by motorcycle. Here are the 5 best motorcycle routes that you can take from Madrid.

Sierra de Guadarrama

A classic, but an essential route if you have a motorcycle and you are in Madrid. Starting in the village of Guadarrama, you will feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. On this route, about 50 miles long, you will travel through villages such as Los Molinos, Navacerrada, Cercedilla, Rascafría and you will finish in Buitrago del Lozoya, one of the most charming villages in Madrid.

Along the route there are two obligatory stops. First, the Peñalara mountain, the highest in the Sierra de Guadarrama. Second, the Pinilla reservoir, next to the town of Lozoya. The perfect combination of mountain and water.

Manzanares El Real

The second route on our list is also in the north of Madrid. It starts in the town of Alpedrete, where you can have breakfast to get your strength up, and goes through Moralzarzal, Cerceda and El Boalo. After Moralzarzal, we recommend you head to the Solana viewpoint with your motorcycle and contemplate the views.

Afterwards, you will reach the Santillana reservoir, which is worth a ride on your motorcycle. The route ends in Manzanares El Real, a lovely town where we recommend you visit the castle.

Western route

Our top 5 best motorcycle routes from Madrid continues with a journey culminating in Ávila. Heading out from San Martín de Valdeiglesias, you have two options. The first is to take the highway and pass through the towns of El Tiemblo, Cebreros, and El Barraco to reach Ávila. On this trip, it is worth stopping at the Burguillo reservoir.

The second option is to cross the border that separates the Community of Madrid from Castile and León, and drive along the provincial road passing by the San Juan reservoir until you reach Las Navas del Marqués. From there, you can head towards Navalperal, Tornadizos and, finally, Ávila. This route is wilder, but keep in mind that the road has a lot more curves.

Eastern route

Another route that you can take by motorcycle from Madrid is one that takes you through the eastern part of the region. If you leave from the center of the capital, you can head towards Rivas-Vaciamadrid on the A-3 and, there, take the exit to Las Lagunas de las Madres.

From there you will reach Arganda del Rey, and, along the regional road, you travel through the villages of Loeches (as an added detail, here you can see the pantheon of the Dukes of Alba), Los Hueros and end up in Alcalá de Henares.

In Alcalá de Henares it is worth spending a few hours visiting all the cultural attractions that this city, birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, has to offer.

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

The final route we propose is a circular one, starting and ending in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The first stop is the Ángel Nieto viewpoint, where you can contemplate incredible views of this part of Madrid. Right next door is the Puerto de la Cruz Verde, one of the most popular mountain passes among motorcyclists.

Crossing Zarzalejo and Peralejo, you can head towards the Valmayor reservoir and ride your motorcycle up and around it. When you reach the top of the reservoir, just take the M-505 back to El Escorial.

As you can see, Madrid offers a wealth of options for a weekend getaway on a motorcycle and for you to enjoy nature and feel the breeze.

So, rent your motorcycle with Ok Mobility in Madrid and enjoy the weekend…. It's that easy!

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