Sierra de Algairén

Sierra de Algairén

The Sierra de Algairén behind Cariñena
Highest point
Peak Pico de Valdemadera
Elevation 1,276 m (4,186 ft)
Listing List of mountains in Aragon
Coordinates 41°21′23″N 01°22′35″W / 41.35639°N 1.37639°W / 41.35639; -1.37639Coordinates: 41°21′23″N 01°22′35″W / 41.35639°N 1.37639°W / 41.35639; -1.37639
Sierra de Algairén

Location in Spain

Location Campo de Cariñena & Comunidad de Calatayud
State/Province ES-AR
Parent range Iberian System
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Age of rock Paleozoic
Type of rock Sandstone and slate
First ascent Unknown
Easiest route Drive from Almonacid de la Sierra, Cosuenda or Tobed

Sierra de Algairén is a mountain range in Aragon, Spain, located between the comarcas of Campo de Cariñena and Comunidad de Calatayud. The ridge's highest summit is Pico de Valdemadera (1,276 m).[1]


The Algairén Mountains are covered with forest made up pine, Carrasca (Quercus ilex), cork oak, and also maple trees.[2] They are a Special Protection Area for birds.

These mountains are part of the central area of the Iberian System and the summits are often covered with snow in the winter.


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