Sierra Cabrera (Turre)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Turre 831m 773m 12.2 km 6.3% 1080 ****








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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. It is a popular winter route for cyclists staying in nearby Mojácar. The climb from Turre begins from the town centre and heads south, passing the village of Sierra Cabrera, before reaching the top of the climb itself.

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. But it is also a challenging ascent, which is hidden in the average gradient. There are stretches where the road kicks up to 15% or 20% interspersed with flatter sections.

From the junction where this profile finishes, it is possible to continue climbing for a further kilometre, averaging 19% and with a maximum of 30% gradient!

The climb is usually open throughout the year.


Sierra Cabrera (Turre) -  Cycling Climb in Andalucia

There are some extremely steep gradients on this climb!





Roads & Traffic

The road is in average condition. It is paved, but has been repaired a lot in places making it quite a rough surface at times. It is worst at the bottom of the climb; the middle and top sections have been relaid quite recently and so are in better condition.

There is very little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

Sierra Cabrera can also be climbed via La Carrasca.




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 €1130 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Alhambra Palace - Granada
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,690 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 €1,470 EUR
*Bike Hire Included