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Historical Water Trail. Hike in Pontón de La Oliva.

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid Explorers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 13 Mar 10:15 - 16:30

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This track has loads of heritage (cultural, geological and biological).
We will deep into the history of the water supplier of Madrid, Canal de Isabel II. The start point is the Presa of Pontón was the first dam built-in Protected content . We will head along river Lozoya to find some old dam and water trail constructions. Then we will ascend (4 km ascent) to Poblado del Atazar to see the spectacular dam of Atazar and way back to Pontón.

Meeting Point: Protected content
Walk start: 10.15
Elevation gain: Protected content - Steady Ascension over 4 km
Duration: 5 h approx with breaks
Distance: 18 km
Itinerary: Presa Pontón de la Oliva- Presa de Navazuelos-Poblado del Atazar-Pontón de la Oliva
You can see the track here Protected content

For those who fancy a previous coffee. Taberna Picoteo en Patones de Abajo.

The difficulty of the route is medium with a medium fitness level
Lunch on Route. Please bring water and food.

IS REQUIRED GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITIONS and wear appropriate equipment -mountain boots/trekking sturdy shoes, windproof and waterproof- is a must.
Everybody who walks with Explorer Group does so at their own risk. Outdoor activities have risks and can be challenging. Ratings are provided as a general guide only.