WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE THE SIERRA NEVADA FOR YOUR NEXT CYCLING HOLIDAY OR TRAINING CAMP

Cycle Sierra Nevada offers fully guided cycling holidays and cycling training camps from our base in the province of Granada in southern Spain. Only approximately one hour from Malaga, Granada and Almeria International Airports, we are situated in the beautiful small village of Velez de Benaudalla. Nestled on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, in a beautiful area known as the Alpujarras, and only a few kilometres to the coast of the Costa Tropical, make Velez de Benaudalla an ideal location for your cycling holiday.

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Pico de Veleta | The Climbs of the Sierra Nevada

At 3,398 (11,148 ft) metres above sea level the Pico Veleta is Europe's highest paved road and consequently Europe's highest cycling climb. The meaning of the name literally translates as Pico or peak and Veleta meaning "weather vane", the name will perhaps take on a greater resonance as you approach the top.

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HAZA DEL LINO (Polopos)|The Climbs of the Sierra Nevada

Starting in the the ironically named village of La Guapa (The Pretty One). Ironic as the village is far from pretty, but as you climb the view improves a lot. This route up to Haza del Lino is an unforgiving one, averaging a gradient of 7% for almost 17km. The first couple of kilometers are quite steep, but as you leave The Pretty One behind the gradient eases and the views improve.

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HAZA DEL LINO (Castell de Ferro) | The Climbs of the Sierra Nevada

A great place to stop for a coffee beside the sea, the little village of Castell de Ferro (Castle of Iron) is the perfect start for the 22.4km climb up to Haza del Lino. This is not an easy climb by any means, so ensure you’ve taken on some food and filled up your bidons in Castell de Ferro before you start heading up this glorious mountain.

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