Collado de la Traviesa (Mogón)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Mogón 1,386m 955m 27.8 km 3.4% 864 ***








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Climb Description

Collado de la Traviesa is one of our favourite cycling climbs in the Sierra de Cazorla mountains, situated in the Jaén province of Andalucia. It is also one of the most challenging climbs in the region, characterized by inconsistent gradients alongside pleasant scenery, particularly on the upper slopes.

The profile reveals the inconsistency of the climb, with many short stretches in excess of 12%, separated by sections of false flat.

La Traviesa is nominally open throughout the year, however it can be closed for short periods in winter due to snow.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is generally in good condition. The worst section is shortly after leaving Mogón, where it is quite rough and deteriorated due to the number of tractors using the road. The upper part of the climb is very smooth, although can have a bit of loose gravel in places. It is all rideable on a road bike.

Traffic is very light throughout.




Alternative Routes

La Traviesa can also be climbed from the Aguascebas River. This is a much shorter ascent, which links up with the climb to Agua de los Perros.





Nearby Climbs


Agua de los Perros

Puerto de Pontones

El Yelmo






Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the Sierra de Cazorla mountains and other parts of Andalucia, including the climb to Collado de la Traviesa. 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

Beniarres Reservoir & Benicaldell
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging to Hard
Price: from €620 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