Trevélez (Órgiva)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Órgiva 1,535m 1,213m 35.9 km 3.4% 550 ***








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Climb Description

Trevélez is a long and gradual climb in the Alpujarran Mountains, on the southern side of the larger Sierra Nevada range. The climbs finishes in the village of Trevélez which is historically the highest populated village on mainland Spain (although in the last century many 'new' ski villages have been constructed at higher altitudes).

The climb is typical of the region, with olive, cherry and almond trees providing a pleasant backdrop, mixed in with areas with are dry and barren. This ascent, which passes through Pampaneira, has gentle gradients and several downhill and flat sections along the way.

Trevélez is usually open throughout the year. However, snow very occasionally causes short term closures in the winter.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition throughout.

Traffic is mixed. Usually it is not too much of a problem, but on weekends the road to Trevélez can become quite busy.




Alternative Routes

Trevélez can be climbed from several other sides, usually using a combination of roads; with starting points including Torvizcón, and Cadiar. However, we recommend avoiding routes which use the busier A-348 road.

The climbs from these different sides have a similar profile to this ascent from Órgiva - i.e. long and gradual.




Nearby Climbs


Cañar

Capileira

Haza del Lino

Sierra de Lújar

Collado de Canseco

Puerto de la Ragua





Cycling Holidays

We can arrange customized cycling holidays to the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarra mountains, including the climb to Trevélez. 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