Collado de Canseco (Torvizcón)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Torvizcón 1,358m 793m 19.2 km 4.1% 740 ****








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Climb Description

Collado de Canseco is quite an overlooked climb situated to the south of the Sierra Nevada National Park, in the Alpujarra mountains. However, despite its lack of renown, it is a really excellent climb with great views and challenging gradients.

The climb is inconsistent, with several steep sections interspersed with flatter places where you can recover. There are great views of the various mountain ranges in the region, and the road also climbs through very picturesque orchards of olive, almond and cherry trees.

Collado de Canseco is open throughout the year.


Collado de Canseco   Cycling Climb in Andalucia

There are great views of the Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada mountains






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout, apart from the first few hundred metres as you leave Torvizcón, which are rough but easily rideable.

There is very little traffic throughout the climb.




Alternative Routes

Collado de Canseco can also be reached from several other routes, most of which are undulating in places, more than sustained climbs. One nice option from the coast is to extend the climb to Polopos Polopos by continuing to Collado de Canseco along a picturesque rolling road.




Nearby Climbs


Cañar

Haza del Lino

Sierra de Lújar

Polopos

Capileira

Trevelez





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the Sierra Nevada mountains and surrounding area, including Collado de Canseco. 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