Pedro Ruiz (Ubrique)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Ubrique 903m 583m 14.5 km 4.0% 334 ***








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Climb Description

The Pedro Ruiz climb begins in the town of Ubrique in the Sierra de Grazalema Mountains. From the centre of Ubrique it follows the A-373 heading north.

After around 1.5km you turn right onto the A-374 and continue on the road through the villages of Benaocaz and Villaluenga del Rosario, the latter of which is situated shortly before the top of the climb.

Pedro Ruiz is not the most scenic climb in the Sierra de Grazalema mountains, but it is a fairly enjoyable climb with some picturesque views. The lowers slopes are spoilt somewhat by the amount of traffic; however, as you climb higher the traffic reduces and the landscape opens up, revealing some picturesque scenery.

This is a good climb to include in a circular route, but it is not really worth making a separate trip just to do it. Pedro Ruiz is open throughout the year.


Pedro Ruiz   Cycling Climb in Andalucia

The route climbs into the Grazalema mountains






Roads & Traffic

The road is in very good condition throughout the climb. The first section on the A-373 from Ubrique is quite busy with a steady flow of traffic. After turning off onto the A-374 the traffic reduced slightly, but there are still quite a few cars. This thins out as you climb higher and is noticeably reduced once you pass Benaocaz.




Alternative Routes

Pedro Ruiz can be reached from the north by taking a deviation just before Grazalema on the climb to Puerto de las Palomas.




Nearby Climbs


Puerto de las Palomas

Puerto del Espino

Peñas Blancas

Puerto del Madroño

Gaucín

Puerto del Viento





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the mountains of Malaga and the Sierra Grazalema; including the climb to Pedro Ruiz. 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