Pedro Ruiz (Ubrique)
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This is a fairly easy climb that will not trouble experienced cyclists. The first five kilometres are the steepest and most challenging; after the village of Benaocaz it is very gentle with several downhill sections.
Roads & Traffiche road is in very good condition throughout the climb. The first section on the A-373 from Ubrique is quite busy with a steady flow of traffic. After turning off onto the A-374 the traffic reduced slightly, but there are still quite a few cars. This thins out as you climb higher and is noticeably reduced once you pass Benaocaz.
Climb DescriptionThe Pedro Ruiz climb begins in the town of Ubrique in the Sierra de Grazalema Mountains. From the centre of Ubrique it follows the A-373 heading north.
After around 1.5km you turn right onto the A-374 and continue on the road through the villages of Benaocaz and Villaluenga del Rosario, the latter of which is situated shortly before the top of the climb.
Pedro Ruiz is not the most scenic climb in the Sierra de Grazalema mountains, but it is a fairly enjoyable climb. The lowers slopes are spoilt somewhat by the amount of traffic; however, as you climb higher the traffic reduces and the landscape opens up, revealing some picturesque scenery.
This is a good climb to include in a circular route, but it is not really worth making a separate trip just to do it. The climb is normally open throughout the year. In July and August it can be very hot.
Nearby ClimbsPuerto de Las Palomas - El Bosque
Puerto de Las Palomas - Grazalema
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