Puerto del Viento (El Burgo)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
El Burgo 1,061m 489m 13.5 km 3.6% 245 ***








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Climb Description

Puerto del Viento is a fairly gentle climb that links El Burgo with the historic town of Ronda. The name (which translates as 'Windy Pass'), may make it sound somewhat daunting, but it is rarely blowing a gale up here either!



The climb from El Burgo is the longer and more challenging side, although it poses no real difficulty to experienced cycle tourists and so is generally included as part of a longer route. The first part of the climb is the most challenging, with gradients hovering around 6-7%; this is also the least scenic part with the views mostly obscured by forest.

The scenery becomes more spectacular the higher that you climb, with the upper slopes offering fine views looking across to the Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra Grazalema mountains.

Puerto del Viento is open throughout the year.


Puerto del Viento   Cycling Climb in Andalucia

From the top you can descend to the historic town of Ronda






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout.

There is generally little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

Puerto del Viento can also be climbed from Ronda.




Nearby Climbs


Puerto de las Abejas

Puerto de las Palomas

Puerto del Madroño

Puerto de la Joya





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the mountains of Malaga and the Sierra Grazalema; including the climb to Puerto del Viento. 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