La Alfaguara (El Chaparral)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Chaparral 1438 772 16.7 4.6 460 **

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Roads & Traffic

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

Climb Description

With so many other excellent climbs in the nearby Sierra Nevada, the Alfaguara is low down on the list for many cyclists. The scenery is pleasant without being spectacular for much of the route; however, after passing Nivar it becomes increasingly beautiful as you enter the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park.

Nearby Climbs

There are a lot of climbs fairly close in and around the Sierra Nevada National Park, but most of them are slightly too far away to incorporate into a single route with La Alfaguara.


You can extend our Seville to Granada cycling holiday to include La Alfaguara. Or please contact us if you would like to arrange a custom tour in the area.