La Alfaguara (Chaparral)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Chaparral 1,438m 772m 16.7 km 4.6% 460 ***








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Climb Description

The climb to La Alfaguara is a pleasant route into the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park. It is a good option if you are staying in Granada and want to do a decent ride, but don't feel like tackling one of the monster climbs of the Sierra Nevada.

There is open scenery throughout much of the climb and it is a very quiet and enjoyable ride. La Alfaguara is open all year.




Roads & Traffic

The road is generally in good condition.

There is some traffic between the small towns at the start of climb, but this reduces considerably once you enter the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park.




Alternative Routes

This is the only way to do the final few kilometres to La Alfaguara. However, the first half of the climb can be reached from various sides, including a very pleasant climb up from the village of Viznar.




Nearby Climbs


Puerto Lobo

Pico Veleta

El Purche

Alto de Haza Llanas

El Alguacil

Collado de Quentar

Cumbres Verdes

Moclín





Cycling Holidays

Our Seville to Granada cycling holiday can be extended to include the climb to La Alfaguara and other ascents nearby.

Below you can find links to this and some of the other mountainous tours that we run.

We can also arrange customized tours in the Sierra Nevada mountains and the surrounding region. If you would be interested in this, please contact us to discuss the options.






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

Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 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