Sierra de Tejeda - 1,332M


CLIMB DATA - PUERTO LA CABRA

  • CLIMB CATEGORY - HC

  • Length of climb - 36.7km

  • Summit elevation - 1,332M

  • Start elevation - 29M

  • Elevation gain - 1,304M

  • Gradient (avg) - 5%

This is probably the most spectacular climb in the area. With 36 kilometres of steady gradient, the climb tops out at 1,358 meters above sea level.

This is the old road from the coast to Granada city, locally named La Carretera de la Cabra or The Goat's Path. In the past, the road was used by mule drivers taking fish from the coast to the markets in Granada city, taking almost two days and traversing the mountain at night to avoid the daytime sun.

We start the climb from the tropical climate of the seaside town of Almunecar. By-passing avocado plantations and rising steadily through the small towns of Otivar and Jete, we eventually climb to alpine level and proceed on to the barren plains of the Vega of Granada and the famous El Suspiro del Morro pass.