Cerro Becerrero (El Rubio)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
El Rubio 841m 604m 12.7 km 4.8% 550 ***








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Climb Description

Cerro Becerrero is situated close to where the provinces of Sevilla, Málaga and Córdoba all meet. It is officially part of Sevilla, however, and as such is one of the most challenging climbs in the province (there is not too much competition)!

The top of the climb is marked by a TV tower, and it is the final stretch from the town of Estepa to the tower where all the difficulty lies. Here the gradient is inconsistent, with several very steep ramps which test the legs. The views are the top are rewarding, offering some nice views in all directions.

The first part of the ride from El Rubio to Estepa is much more gentle and very typical of this part of Andalucia - with a well surfaced road climbing gradually through olive groves.

Cerro Becerrero is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road is in very good condition throughout.

There is little traffic throughout the climb, apart from a short section through the town of Estepa. After passing through Estepa, traffic is pretty much non-existant.




Alternative Routes

Cerro Becerrero can also be climbed from Gilena and La Salada. The last 4km (the challenging part of the climb) are the same from all three sides.




Nearby Climbs


Torcal de Antequera

Puerto de la Joya

Puerto del Zamorano

Peñon de Algamitas

Puerto del Viento

Cueva de los Murciélagos





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the mountains of Malaga and the Sierra Grazalema; including the climb to Cerro Becerrero. 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

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