Puerto del Espino (Guadiaro River)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Guadiaro River 827m 466m 9.0 km 5.2% 220 ***








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Climb Description

Puerto del Espino is a pleasant climb in the west of the Málaga province of Andalucia which can be reached from several different sides and also incorporated with other ascents in the area to make an excellent longer route. It is the gateway between the Costa del Sol and the Grazalema Mountains, and is within comfortable riding distance of both.

The climb from Cañada del Real Tesoro is the most steady and quietest of the various sides of Puerto del Espino. It is relatively easy and gentle, with pleasant scenery throughout, and is also the closest side to the Grazalema mountains.

From the top you can continue climbing the short (and steep) distance to the TV tower.

Puerto del Espino is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very condition throughout.

Traffic is very light throughout until the final kilometre where you join the slightly busier A-369 road.




Alternative Routes

Puerto del Espino can also be climbed via Benarraba, Algatocin, San Pablo and from the Gaucín. 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