Parapanda (Illora)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Illora 1,351m 598m 11.3 km 5.3% 377 ***








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Climb Description

Parapanda is a fairly short but popular climb in the Granada province of Andalucia. Situated near the scenic town of Montefrío, it is a great option to include as part of a longer rider around the area.

The climb is mostly steady and gentle, and the steepest section is coming through the town of Illora. The scenery is typical of the region - a mixture of olive trees and wild, open terrain, which is picturesque without being spectacular.

The climb is open all year.


Parapanda (Illora) -  Cycling Climb in Andalucia

Parapanda is a fairly modest climb, ideal for including in a longer route






Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition throughout. There is some traffic until the town of Illora, but it becomes almost non-existant once the real climbing starts upon leaving the town.




Alternative Routes

Parapanda can also be climbed from Montefrío. The route from that side begins with a short climb out of Montefrío but is mostly very gentle with some flat and downhill sections.




Nearby Climbs


Alto de Montefrío

Moclín

Puerto Lope

Puerto Lobo

Pico Veleta





Cycling Holidays

Parapanda is climbed (from Montefrío) on our Seville to Granada and Historic Andalucia cycling holidays.

Below you can find links to these and other tours that we run in Andalucia.

We can also arrange customized tours in the Sierra Nevada and Subbéticas mountains. If you would be interested in this, please contact us to discuss the options.




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

Alhambra Palace - Granada
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,690 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Playa de Monsul - Cabo de Gata
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 6 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1130 EUR
*Bike Hire Included