Peñon de Algamitas

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Algamitas 776m 401m 7.0 km 5.7% 297 ***








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Climb Description

Peñon de Algamitas is a challenging alternative to the popular Puerto del Zamorano climb, which shares the same road for much of its ascent.

The challenge of Peñon de Algamitas comes where it deviates from the main road and climbs to a campsite on the top of a picturesque rock (the 'Peñon'). The gradients reach 20% in the final kilometre and can catch you by surprise having been lulled into a false sense of security by the lower slopes. This is a nice climb with pleasant scenery, typical of the region.

Peñon de Algamitas is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is good for the first 2km, but gets a bit rougher as the climb progresses. It is still perfectly fine to ride on a road bike though at all times. There is very little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

Peñon de Algamitas can only be climbed one way; however there are various options to tackle its sister climb - the Puerto del Zamorano.




Nearby Climbs


Puerto del Zamorano

Puerto de las Palomas

Sierra de Lijar

Pedro Ruiz

Puerto del Viento

Cerro Becerrero





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the mountains of Malaga and the Sierra Grazalema; including the climb to Peñon de Algamitas. 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