Agua de los Perros (Tranco)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Tranco 1,222m 682m 11.2 km 6.1% 511 ***








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Climb Description

Agua de los Perros (literally meaning 'water of the dogs') is an enjoyable climb in the Sierra de Cazorla mountains in the north of the Andalucia region. The scenery is picturesque and the whole mountain range is very quiet, making it a great place to ride if you like to get away from the crowds.

The climb itself feels like a proper climb, without being too challenging. It begins with a series of fun hairpin bends through olive groves, before the scenery becomes more remote and wild towards the top of the climb.

Agua de los Perros is nominally open throughout the year, however it can be closed for short periods in winter due to snow.




Roads & Traffic

The road has been resurfaced quite recently and is now a fairly smooth surface for riding. However, there can also be quite a lot of fine gravel in places, which demands extra care when descending.

Traffic is pretty much non-existant throughout.




Alternative Routes

Agua de los Perros can also be reached from the south via the Collado de la Traviesa. This is an inconsistent climb, but also a beautiful one, which offers fantastic scenery.





Nearby Climbs


Collado de la Traviesa

Puerto de Pontones

El Yelmo






Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the Sierra Cazorla mountains and other parts of Andalucia, including the climb to Agua de los Perros. If you would be interested in this, please contact us to discuss the options and to put together an itinerary.

You may also be interested in the links below to some of the other tours that we currently run in Spain.






Andalucia Sunflower Fields
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,470 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Beniarres Reservoir & Benicaldell
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging to Hard
Price: from €620 EUR
Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,110 EUR