Sierra de Lújar (Los Tablones)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Los Tablones 1,873m 1,551m 20.8 km 7.5% 1,306 ***

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Climb Description

The climb to Sierra de Lújar begins just to the south of Los Tablones on the A-348. After 3km, you turn right onto the A-4131 and follow this until you reach Puerto Camacho.

Here it is necessary to turn right, leaving the main road and following the sign to Sierra de Lújar. The condition of the road worsens here, but is still possible to ride all the way up to the TV tower at the top of the mountain.

This is a pleasant climb for the most part; in particular the first 12km to Puerto Camacho are really enjoyable. The road surface is good and there are fantastic views throughout the climb, especially as you look over you shoulder towards the Sierra Nevada National Park.

The last section is less enjoyable, and not just because of the gradient. The road surface is poor and takes a lot of your concentration so it is more difficult to enjoy the scenery, also the TV towers at the top of the climb are something of an eyesore. The views from the top of the climb are fantastic. It is one of the highest points around and, on a clear day, there are stunning views of both the coast and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. But, we recommend saving that for a mountain bike. If you are on a road bike, then it's better to only go as far as Puerto Camacho and then tackle one of the other climbs nearby instead.

Sierra de Lújar is usually open throughout the year.

Sierra de Lújar (Los Tablones) -  Cycling Climb in Andalucia

Puerto Camacho forms the first part of the climb and is thoroughly enjoyable to ride

Roads & Traffic

The road is in excellent condition as far as Puerto Camacho. After turning off the A-4131 it worsens considerably, with a lot of pot-holes and several areas which are just gravel. It is mostly passable on a road bike, but you sometimes may lose traction on the steeper sections. The descent on this part is also difficult given the poor road surface.

There is little traffic on the climb throughout, but it is almost non-existant once you leave the A-4131.

Alternative Routes

Sierra de Lújar can also be climbed from the south, beginning in Castell de Ferro.

Nearby Climbs

Collado de Canseco

Haza del Lino





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the Sierra Nevada mountains and surrounding area, including Sierra de Lújar. 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 €1,590 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
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Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
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Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,420 EUR