Peñas Blancas (Estepona)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Estepona 1,003m 998m 16.0 km 6.2% 702 ****








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Climb Description

Peñas Blancas from Estepona is one of the best cycling climbs along the Costa del Sol. It is long and with a respectable average gradient, but without every getting crushingly steep.

The scenery, however, is what makes the climb. There are open views for the majority of the descent, with several magnificent miradores (viewpoints), from where you can see both the Mediterranean coastline and the Sierra Bermeja mountains. Also, considering its proximity to the hustle and bustle of the Costa del Sol, this is a relatively quiet and peaceful climb throughout the year.

From the Peñas Blancas pass, it is also possible to climb another 5.5km to the TV tower at Los Reales (7.7% average gradient). This short extension offers even more spectacular panoramic views.

Peñas Blancas is open throughout the year.


Peñas Blancas   Cycling Climb in Andalucia

Peñas Blancas towers over the town of Estepona






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout.

Traffic is fairly light throughout the climb once you have left Estepona.




Alternative Routes

Peñas Blancas can also be climbed from Jubrique in the north.




Nearby Climbs


Puerto del Madroño

Puerto del Espino

Gaucín

Pedro Ruiz

Puerto del Viento

Puerto de las Palomas





Cycling Holidays

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