Collado de Quéntar (Pinos Genil)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Pinos Genil 1,134m 334m 11.0 km 3.3% 134 ***








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Climb Description

The Collado de Quéntar is a pleasant climb with gentle gradients. There are nice views into the Sierra Nevada National Park and the descent from the top is especially picturesque as you pass two reservoirs.

It is a good option to include as part of a longer route, or if you want to do an easier ride than some of the other options nearby.

Collado de Quéntar is open year round.




Roads & Traffic

The road is in excellent condition throughout the climb.

This is the main road to the villages of Dúdar and Quéntar, so there are some cars on the road, but it is not particularly busy or bothersome for cycling.




Alternative Routes

Collado de Quéntar can also be climbed from the north-east. This is probably a more scenic route than from Pinos Genil, but it is also an even easier ascent.




Nearby Climbs


El Alguacil

Pico Veleta

Alto de Haza Llanas

Puerto Lobo

El Purche

Cumbres Verdes

La Alfaguara





Cycling Holidays

Our Seville to Granada cycling holiday can be extended to include the climb to Collado de Quéntar 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