Cerro Becerrero (Gilena)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Gilena 841m 499m 13.9 km 3.6% 610 ***








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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. This ascent through Gilena is the toughest of the three sides, with a short downhill between Gilena and Estepa somewhat softening the average gradient. The scenery is pleasant, with trees offering some shade in places, without being really spectacular.

Cerro Becerrero is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in mixed condition. The worst section is between Gilena and Estepa, where it is cracked and with some small potholes, but it is still absolutely fine to ride on a road bike. The final 3km from the village of Estepa have been resurfaced recently.

There is little traffic throughout the climb.




Alternative Routes

Cerro Becerrero can also be climbed from El Rubio 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