Puerto del Madroño (San Pedro)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
San Pedro de Alcántara 1,058m 1,000m 21.2 km 4.7% 500 *








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Climb Description

Puerto del Madroño is a climb which links the town of Ronda with the Costa del Sol (including Marbella and Estepona). The climb from San Pedro has been used several times in the Vuelta a España and the Vuelta a Andalcuía and offers some pleasant views looking back down towards the coast.

However, it is also a fast and busy road - too busy for cycling safely in our opinion, so we recommend avoiding this route. The other side of El Madroño from Pujerra is a much more enjoyable climb.

Puerto del Madroño is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout.

This is the main road between Ronda and the Costa del Sol and so there is a lot of traffic on the climb, including trucks. Many of the vehicles drive very quickly, despite the winding nature of the road and make it both unpleasant and potentially dangerous to cycle, we recommend avoiding this climb.




Alternative Routes

Puerto del Madroño can also be climbed via Pujerra.




Nearby Climbs


Peñas Blancas

Puerto del Espino

Puerto del Viento

Puerto de las Palomas

Puerto de las Abejas

Gaucín





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the mountains of Malaga and the Sierra Grazalema; including the climb to Puerto del Madroño (from the less busy side). 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