Puerto de las Abejas (El Burgo)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
El Burgo 822m 266m 6.7 km 4.0% 128 ***








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Climb Description

Puerto de las Abejas is a climb on the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves mountain range in the province of Málaga. It is possible to do the climb as part of a longer route from either Ronda or the city of Málaga, and is best included with other ascents rather than as a standalone climb.

From El Burgo the climb to Puerto de las Abejas (which literally means 'Pass of the Bees') is scenic in places, with some nice views looking down towards El Burgo. However, the finest views are hidden by a mountain and so it is mostly pleasant rather than spectacular. It is also a very gentle climb, with no challenging gradients.

Puerto de las Abejas is open throughout the year.


Puerto de las Abejas   Cycling Climb in Andalucia

There are some nice views looking down on El Burgo






Roads & Traffic

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




Alternative Routes

Puerto de las Abejas can also be climbed from Alozaina.




Nearby Climbs


Puerto del Viento

Puerto de las Palomas

Puerto del Madroño

Puerto de la Joya

Torcal de Antequera

Cerro del Moro

Puerto del León





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the mountains of Malaga and the Sierra Grazalema; including the climb to Puerto de las Abejas. 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