Puerto de Cotos (Madrid)
|Start Town||Altitude (m)||Elevation Gain (m)||Length (km)||Gradient (%)||Difficulty||Rating|
|El Paular Monastery||1830||637||14||4.6||340||***|
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Roads & TrafficThe road is in very good condition throughout.
During the week there is no too much traffic on the road, although you can still expect to be passed fairly regularly by cars. At the weekends it is significantly busier, with a high volume of traffic and is best avoided on a bike at these times.
Climb DescriptionPuerto de Cotos is a climb in the Guadarrama mountains to the north of Madrid. It is a popular climb with local riders and has also been used numerous times in the Vuelta a España - most recently in the 2015 edition during a stage won by Ruben Plaza.
Cotos is quite typical of the climbs in the area. The road is wide and in good condition, but it is also forested and so spectacular, expansive views are rare. Its proximity to the Spanish capital also means it is busy, particularly at weekends when the Madrileños come here on mass to hike or ski.
Puerto de Cotos is usually kept open throughout the year.
Other sidesPuerto de Cotos can also be reached from the south-west, in a rolling route from the Puerto de Navacerrada.
Nearby ClimbsBola del Mundo
Alto del León
Puerto de Navacerrada