Puerto Padrona (Pintado Reservoir)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Pintado Reservoir 745m 402m 15.8 km 2.5% 140 ***








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Climb Description

Puerto Padrona is one of the longest climbs in the predominantly flat Sevilla region of Andalucia. It crosses the scenic Sierra Norte mountains with quiet and pleasant, if slightly unspectacular scenery.

The ascent from the Pintado Reservoir (Embalse del Pintado) is the more remote of the two sides and the slightly more rewarding in terms of scenery. The climb in this direction has gentle gradients throughout and heads east across the Sierra Norte hills towards the historic Via de la Plata route.

Puerto Padrona is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is generally in good condition, although a little rough in places. There is little traffic throughout the climb.




Alternative Routes

Puerto Padrona can also be climbed from the El Real de la Jara.




Nearby Climbs


Puerto de Alájar

San Cristóbal

Cortegana





Cycling Holidays

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