Pico Colativi - Andalucía

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Turrillas 1387 928 19.1 4.9 594 ***


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Pico Colativi is not a particularly challenging climb. The first few kilometres are particularly gentle and, apart from a steeper section through Turrillas, there is nothing to really trouble an experienced cyclist.


Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition. There is little traffic throughout the climb.


Climb Description

Pico Colativi is situated in Almería in the east of Andalucía. The climb starts from the junction of the N-340a and the ALP-112, to the east of the town of Tabernas.

From here it heads south towards the Sierra Alhamilla mountains. After 9km you turn off the ALP-112 and take the road through the town of Turrillas. The top of the climb is easily identified by the TV tower that you can see in the distance at various points during the ascent.

The climb to Pico Colativi has fairly typical scneery of this part of Andalucian, which is home to the only desert in mainland Europe. For the most part it is dry and rocky, with only a few shrubs and trees dotted around.

It is a pleasant and peaceful climb to cycle, but doesn't really have the spectacular views that are more common in other parts of Spain. The climb is usually open throughout the year.


Alternative Route

It is possible to climb to Pico Colativi via the village of Lucaiena de las Torres. This is more of a rolling route until Turrillas, from where the climb is the same as this


Nearby Climb

Puerto de Velefique
Tetica de Bacares
Calar Alto - Tijola
Calar Alto - Gergal
Calar Alto - Aulago


Tours

You can extend our Cabo de Gata Natural Park cycling holiday to include this climb. Or please contact us if you would like to arrange a custom tour in the area.