Gaucín (River Genal)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
River Genal 645m 556m 7.2 km 7.7% 492 ***








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Climb Description

Gaucin is a pleasant climb with reasonably challenging gradients and nice scenery, overlooking the Bermeja Mountains. This ascent finishes at the town of Gaucín; however, it is possible to continue to the Puerto del Espino. The downside is that, after Gaucín, the road becomes a bit busier and is not quite so relaxing for riding!

The climb to Gaucín is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition and there is little traffic throughout.




Alternative Routes

Gaucín can be climbed to via the route to Puerto del Espino beginning in from the San Pablo.




Nearby Climbs


Puerto del Espino

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 Gaucín. 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