Pico Colativi

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Turrillas 1,387m 928m 19.1 km 4.9% 594 ***

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Climb Description

Pico Colativi is a challenging climb situated in the east of Andalucía, and is the highest peak in the Sierra Alhamilla mountains, offering some nice views looking over the Cabo de Gata peninsula.

The climb begins in Turrillas, close to the Tabernas Desert - which is the only desert in mainland Europe. It was also the filming location for several of the Spaghetti westerns, and you can still visit the film studios nearby. The top of the climb is easily identified by the TV tower that you can see in the distance at various points during the ascent.

For the most part the scenery is dry and rocky with a few shrubs and trees dotted around. But it is largely open with views down to the valley below, and the climb is open throughout the year.

Pico Colativi (Turrillas) -  Cycling Climb in Andalucia

There are nice views of the coast from the top

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition and there is little traffic throughout the climb.

Alternative Routes

It is also possible to climb to Pico Colativi from Níjar in the south. This is a steep and challenging climb, which has a long gravel section after the village of Huebro. It is just about rideable on a road bike, but much better to do on a gravel or mountain bike.

Nearby Climbs

Puerto de Velefique

Calar Alto

Tetica de Bacares

Cycling Holidays

Our Cabo de Gata cycling holiday can be adapted to include the climb to Pico Colativi. We can also arrange customized tours in the region. Please contact us to discuss the options.

You may also be interested in the links below to some of the other tours that we run in Andalucia. All of these can be modified to be made more challenging if you want to tackle some of the excellent climbs nearby.

Playa de Monsul - Cabo de Gata
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 6 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1190 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Alhambra Palace - Granada
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,880 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Andalucia Sunflower Fields
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,590 EUR
*Bike Hire Included