Puerto de las Palomas-south

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Region: Andalusia
Climbing effort: 294 cep
Elevation meters: 455
Steepest kilometer: 8.0%

Steepest 250 m: 12%
Foot: 750 m    Top: 1189 m
Mean slope: 5.8%
Length: 7.6 km

From: Grazalema
Road conditions (2019): excellent
Other race bikers: 0-1 per hour
Motor vehicles: 60-180 per hour
Scenerie and road: (3/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: no

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Puerto de las Palomas-south

Profile Puerto de las Palomas-south

The ascent to the Puerto de las Palomas is much easier from the south side than from the spectacular north side. Heading from the Puerto de los Alamillos towards Grazalema, the climb starts when crossing the Rio Guadalete. Though at first the direction of cycling is away from Grazalema, the road then gradually turns towards this village lying on a steep slope with all its white houses. The village is beautiful and touristy. The ride towards the pass continues along the southern edge of the village. Just where one passes the campsite the steepest part of the climb (a 250-meter section of 12%) is found. One kilometer after the campsite, at a junction, the ride continues straight on towards Zahara. A three and a half kilometer long traverse follows, in which the remaining approximately 200 elevation meters are bridged. It is a beautiful section thanks to the rocks on the left and a wide view on the right side of the road.


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Grazalema Cycling Adventures offers guided bike tours and rents road, mountain and electric bikes in splendid Andalusia.

Camping Alpujarras in Laroles, along the road to the Puerto de la Ragua, offers superb views, green grass, good meals and great hospitality.

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