Puerto de Alájar (San Bartolomé)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
San Bartolomé Hermitage 837m 491m 10.1 km 4.9% 411 ***








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Climb Description

Puerto de Alájar from the San Bartolomée Hermitage is one of our favourite climb in the Huelva province. It is tougher than the average gradient suggests, with several unexpectedly steep picthes in the opening 6km, and is certainly one of the most challenging ascents in the Huelva region.

This is also a very remote climb. In fact, you will have to descend it first in order to climb it, unless you have a mountain bike, in which case a circular route is possible. In this region, however, it is well worth the effort, as there are few more enjoyable, scenic and rewarding climbs.

Puerto de Alájar is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road is mostly in good condition. It can be slightly rough in places until the village of El Collado, from where it is excellent.

Traffic is very light throughout.




Alternative Routes

Puerto de Alájar can also be climbed from Linares de la Sierra.

The climb can also be reached from the north, beginning in the village of Fuenteheridos. This is a very short ascent (just 100m of elevation gain), although it does have some gradients up around 10% in places.




Nearby Climbs


San Cristóbal

Cortegana

Puerto Padrona





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the mountains of Andalucia; including the climb to Puerto de Alájar. 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