Isla del Colegio - Cerros de Alcalá - Ruta del Castillo Árabe

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Parque Natural Los Cerros

Isla del Colegio - Cerros de Alcalá - Ruta del Castillo Árabe is a 6.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Alcalá de Henares, Community of Madrid, Spain that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Length6.1 miElevation gain711 ftRoute typePoint to point
HikingMountain bikingPartially pavedRiverViewsHistoric site
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The Route of the Arab Castle starts from the Nature Classroom and is marked with the color Blue. He begins his journey on the Camino de las Repopulations, where you can see the recovery of the mixed Mediterranean forest. The route takes the Camino de la Alvega between riverside vegetation and borders the Malvecino hill. The Qal´at´Abd-Salam fortress, built in the middle of the 9th century, was part of the defense system of Toledo. From the top of the Arab ruins you can contemplate the beauty of Qal'at or Alcalá and picturesque places in the park such as the Monte de la Tortuga, the Malvecino or the Henares River.

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Miguel Á. Sancha M.
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La Ruta del Castillo Árabe parte del Aula de la Naturaleza y está balizada con el color Azul. Inicia su camino en el Camino de las Repoblaciones, en el que se puede observar la recuperación del bosque mixto mediterráneo. La ruta toma el Camino de la Alvega entre vegetación de ribera y se bordea el cerro Malvecino. La fortaleza Qal´at´Abd-Salam construida a mediados del siglo IX, formó parte del sistema de defensa de Toledo. Desde lo alto de las ruinas árabes se contempla la belleza de Qal´at o Alcalá y parajes pintorescos del parque como el monte de la Tortuga, el Malvecino o el río Henares.    Tipo de Ruta: Lineal Distancia: 8 km ida y vuelta Color de balizas: Azul Tiempo caminando: 3,5 horas Tiempo en bicicleta: 2 horas

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