Puerto del Espino (San Pablo)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
San Pablo de Buceite 844m 792m 20.5 km 3.9% 380 ***








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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 comfortably reachable both from the Costa del Sol and the Grazalema Mountains.

The ascent from San Pablo is the longest, most gentle and also the busiest of the many routes to the top of this climb. The scenery is mostly open and has some pleasant views overlooking the nearby Sierra Bermeja mountains.

Puerto del Espino is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in excellent condition throughout.

There is a reasonable amount of traffic throughout the route - perhapsmore than you might expect for such a winding mountain road. It is generally not too bothersome, but the narrow road means you have to be mindful of it at all times.




Alternative Routes

Puerto del Espino can also be climbed via Benarraba, Algatocin, Guadiaro River 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