Torcal de Antequera (Antequera)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Antequera 1,224m 713m 15.5 km 4.3% 601 ****








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Climb Description

Torcal de Antequera is one of the best climbs in the Málaga province of Andalucía. It is situated close to the historic town of Antequera and climbs to a visiting center for the unique rock formations which are found in the zone.

The climb from Antequera is the slightly easier of the two sides. It is longer, but with more gentle gradients until the steep pitches of the final three kilometres. The scenery here is very pleasant, with open views along most of the road.

Torcal de Antequera is open throughout the year.


Torcal de Antequera   Cycling Climb in Andalucia

El Torcal is surrounded by dramatic rock formations






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in excellent condition throughout.

There is some traffic leaving Antequera, before becoming relatively quiet for most of the climb. It gets busier during weekends and holidays when there are usually more cars driving up to El Torcal, but it is still generally fine for cycling.




Alternative Routes

Torcal de Antequera can also be climbed from Villanueva de la Concepción.




Nearby Climbs


Puerto de la Joya

Puerto del León

Cerro Becerrero

Cerro del Moro

Puerto de las Abejas





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the mountains of Malaga and the Sierra Grazalema; including the climb to Torcal de Antequera. 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