Puerto del Espino (Algatocin)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Genal River 883m 652m 10.3 km 6.3% 490 ***








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Climb Description

Puerto del Espino is a largely pleasant climb in the west of the Málaga province of Andalucia. It is very enjoyable for the first 7km, riding through forest, before joining the slightly busier A-369 road after Algatcoin. Here the scenery opens up and becomes more spectacular, but you also have to keep an eye out more for cars. This profile also includes the short ascent at the top of Puerto del Espino to the TV tower.

The climb can be incorporated with several others in the area to make an excellent longer route, and is reachable both from the Costa del Sol and the Grazalema Mountains.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout.

Traffic is light for the first 7km until Algatocin. After turning onto the A-369 for the final 2.5km, however, it becomes busier. It is still generally fine for riding, but pay attention to the odd car going too fast around the bends.




Alternative Routes

Puerto del Espino can also be climbed via Gaucín, Benarraba, San Pablo and from the Guadiaro River. Each side is pleasant for riding, although with different characteristics.




Nearby Climbs


Gaucín

Pedro Ruiz

Puerto de las Palomas

Peñas Blancas

Puerto del Madroño





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the mountains of Malaga and the Sierra Grazalema; including the climb to Puerto del Espino. 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