Polopos

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Castillo de Baños 1,140m 1,017m 14.4 km 7.1% 797 ****








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Climb Description

Polopos is an excellent climb situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alpujarran Mountains. It is one of the most scenic ascents in the area, with open views looking both down towards the sea, and towards the vast mountains in the distance.

It is a reasonably steady climb, with many hairpins and tight bends keeping the gradient manageable. It can be also combined with one of several other nice climbs in the area to make for a great circular ride. The climb can also be continued to Haza del Lino, by turning right at the top of this ascent.


Polopos is open throughout the year.


Polopos  -  Cycling Climb in Andalucia

The narrow road has a very remote feel throughout the climb






Roads & Traffic

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




Alternative Routes

Polopos can be reached from Rubite via the climb to Haza del Lino.




Nearby Climbs


Haza del Lino

Sierra de Lújar

Collado de Canseco

Cañar

Capileira

Trevelez





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the Sierra Nevada mountains and surrounding area, including Polopos. 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