CyclingUp: Alto de Mecina Bombarón-east







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Region: Andalusia
Climbing effort: 280 points
Elevation meters: 566
Steepest kilometer: 6.5%

Steepest 250 m: 9%
Foot: 810 m    Top: 1257 m
Mean slope: 3.9%
Length: 14.6 km

From: Mecina Alfahar
Road conditions (2019): excellent
Other race bikers: 0-1 per hour
Motor vehicles: 10-30 per hour
Scenerie and road: (4/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: no


         

Along the southern edge of the Sierra Nevada, from Laroles to Órgiva, a road (A4130 and A4132) that cyclists should not miss runs from east to west. It is a quiet road, mostly lying far above the lowest part of a broad valley running in the same direction as the road. Wide views across the valley in a southerly direction, on the Sierra de la Contraviesa and the Sierra de Gádor, are impressive. Nice are the numerous white villages with small-scale tourism skirting the road. The vegetation in and around the villages is often quite exuberant while between the villages dry and green alternate rapidly. The region is called the Alpujarras and was the last refuge of the Moors after the fall of the Kingdom of Granada in 1492. From Mecina Alfahar to a pass just west of Mecina Bombarón the road gains height almost continuously. In total, 566 elevation meters must be climbed. The steepest kilometer lies in the beginning and has a slope of just 6.5%.



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