One of the closest climbs to our base here in Velez de Benaudalla, the Los Guájares climb is also one of the nicest around. This climb is reasonably relaxed, starting just after turning right, off the road from Velez.
The first 6 km up to the lovely little village of Guájar are rolling, with an easy gradient up until the right turn in the village, where the gradient increases. If you want to stop for coffee on the way up, a cafe sits just on the right turn in Guájar. The road surface is fantastic the whole way up, and while grades of 10% are commonplace for the last 8km, the road certainly doesn't feel as steep as this.