San Cristóbal (Gil Márquez)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Gil Márquez 888m 628m 17.8 km 3.5% 597 ***








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Climb Description

San Cristóbal is not a particularly famous cycling climb. Indeed, the ascent from Gil Márquez is not really a climb at all, but rather two ascents combined. It has not featured very often in any serious races (if at all!). Nevertheless, it is one of the most challenging climbs in Huelva - one of Spain's flattest provinces.

It is reasonably long, has steep gradients and offers some nice views from the summit. San Cristóbal will never be talked about amongst Spain's greatest climbs, but if you are in the area and are looking for a decent hilly route, then this is almost as good as anything you will find in the Huelva area.

San Cristóbal is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is it a bumpy until Gil Márquez, and then is in very good condition until Almonaster la Real. The second half of the climb, after turning off the HU-8105 has been resurfaced relatively recently and is in good condition now for the most part. However, it is prone to mud, sand and gravel finding its way onto the road from the nearby vegetation, making it a bit awkward at times.

There is very little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

San Cristóbal can also be climbed via Almonaster la Real.

This starts to the south of Almonaster near to Escalada, and the last 5km are the same as the climb from this side.




Nearby Climbs


Cortegana

Puerto de Alájar

Puerto Padrona





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the mountains of Andalucia; including the climb to San Cristóbal. 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