Sierra Cabrera (La Carrasca)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
La Carrasca 831m 761m 12.4 km 6.1% 764 ***

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Climb Description

Sierra Cabrera is a narrow and secluded climb situated close to the town of Turre in the Almería province. This route passes through the tiny village of La Carrasca.

It begins from a junction off the AL-6111, two kilometres to the west of Turre. From here you turn south, following the signs to the village of Cabrera. The road then climbs past a golf course and La Carrasca before you reach a junction at Sierra Cabrera - the highest point on the road.

Sierra Cabrera is one of the more picturesque climbs in Almería. The scenery is greener than the climbs further in land, and the numerous hairpins make for some great views as you look back down the climb. This is a tougher climb than the average gradient suggests, with several short and steep sections towards the top.

The climb is usually open throughout the year.

Sierra Cabrera (La Carrasca) -  Cycling Climb in Andalucia

Take care on the winding road when descending

Roads & Traffic

The road is mostly in good condition. However, there are a few sections that is bumpy where a lot of potholes have been re-laid - the worst area is as you pass the village of Cortijo Grande. The road also becomes narrow at the top which can make the descent quite slow. Overall though, it is absoultely fine to climb on a road bike.

There is very little traffic throughout.

Alternative Routes

The more popular route to climb Sierra Cabrera is starting from Turre.

Although it starts from nearby this route, the road itself is different for most of the climb.

Nearby Climbs

Calar Alto

Tetica de Bacares

Puerto de Escullar

Pico Colativi

Cycling Holidays

Sierra Cabrera can be climbed as an optional route extension on our Cabo de Gata cycling holiday. We can also arrange customized tours in the region. Please contact us to discuss the options.

You may also be interested in the links below to some of the other tours that we run in Andalucia. All of these can be modified to be made more challenging if you want to tackle some of the excellent climbs nearby.

Playa de Monsul - Cabo de Gata
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 6 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1190 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Alhambra Palace - Granada
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,880 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Andalucia Sunflower Fields
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,590 EUR
*Bike Hire Included