Elevation profile Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
Elevation profile Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
Elevation profile Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
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gravel
2161
difficulty points
6.5%
avg. gradient
13.4%
steepest 100 meters
42.4km
length
2772m
total ascent

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Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada is a climb in the region Andalusia. It is 42.4km long and bridges 2772 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.5%, resulting in a difficulty score of 2161. The top of the ascent is located at 3384 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 4 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 18 photos.

Road names: GR 3203, Paseo del Rio, carr de el Purche, A395, A402 & A395

This climb is partly on a gravel surface, but can be ridden with a racing bike.

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
It is definitely a cool climb of 43 km with a very diverse landscape ... From civilization, through forests, along rocky outcrops above the tree line and suddenly you are in a kind of moonscape. And the last part is literally and figuratively breathtaking. Only the last 1.5 km is terrible. Very la... read more
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Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
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Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada from Huétor Vega via El Puche
This climb
Andalusia
264 climbs
Spain
2000 climbs
Europe
24150 climbs
Difficulty points
2161
HC
rank
2
rank
5
rank
13
Average gradient
6.5%
rank
61
59% less steep than
La Loma from Albuñuelas
rank
571
76% less steep than
Camino El Monte from Farrobillo
rank
6565
78% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
42.4km
rank
2
rank
10
rank
20
Total ascent
2772m
rank
1
rank
1
rank
1

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
56 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

57% 14% 29%
Based on 7 votes
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Traffic

75% 13% 13%
Based on 8 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 06:03:11
11 km/h 03:51:07
15 km/h 02:49:29
19 km/h 02:13:48

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Reviews/stories (4)

MrKappie
4 Mo
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Beautiful climb, this route via Huetor Vega and Monachil is clearly more difficult than the route via the dam, especially because of the changing character in combination with the double percentages on the part after Monachil. At Puerto de Hazallanas it is indeed advisable to take the A-4025, on the way back I would recommend the A-395 because there you have more overview. I rode it myself last week (mid-May), and it is indeed nice to see the pros train. From 2700 metres there was still snow on the road, and after 2900 it was really not possible to continue. For this year, the expectation is that it will take another 3/4 weeks until the path to the top is completely free of snow. The temperatures in the valley will not be much lower the coming weeks and months, so personally think that September remains as the best month if you want to do the whole route.

Prachtige klim, deze route via Huetor Vega en Monachil is duidelijker lastiger dan de route via de dam, vooral vanwege het wisselende karakter i.c.m. de dubbele percentages op t stuk na Monachil. Bij Puerto de Hazallanas inderdaad aan te raden om de A-4025 te nemen, op de weg terug zou ik de A-395 aanraden omdat je daar wat meer overzicht hebt. Heb hem zelf vorige week (half mei) gereden, en het is dan inderdaad leuk om de profs ook te zien trainen. Vanaf een meter of 2700 lagen er nog wel sneeuwpakken op de weg, en na 2900 was t echt niet meer mogelijk om door te gaan. Voor dit jaar is de verwachting dat het vanaf nu nog 3/4 weken duurt totdat het pad naar de top helemaal sneeuwvrij is. De temperaturen in het dal zullen de komende weken en maanden echter niet veel lager meer worden, dus denk persoonlijk dat september dan overblijft als de beste maand als je de gehele route wilt doen.

Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
Lexflex
6 Mo
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Did this climb in October 2021, just before participating in l'Étape Granada (175km). Indeed a unique cycling experience this ride to one of the mountain tops of the Sierra Nevada. It will take you a day. Even the last kilometre with the bike in hand was special. Hikers look at you with amazement when they see you coming.

Heb deze klim in oktober 2021 gedaan, vlak voor deelname aan l’Étape Granada (175km). Inderdaad een unieke fietservaring deze rit naar één van de bergtoppen van de Siërra Nevada. Je bent er een dag mee zoet. Zelfs de laatste kilometer met de fiets aan de hand was speciaal. Wandelaars kijken je wel vol verbazing aan zodra ze je aan zien komen wandelen.

armandgilson
1 y
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The ascent by the dam is certainly pleasant. The difficulty lies mainly in its length and the heat of the area. The altitude could also be a handicap for some.

La montée par le barrage est certes agréable. La difficulté réside surtout en sa longueur et à la chaleur du coin . L' altitude aussi pourrait en handicaper certains.

MichaelaStuart
2 y
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It is definitely a cool climb of 43 km with a very diverse landscape ... From civilization, through forests, along rocky outcrops above the tree line and suddenly you are in a kind of moonscape. And the last part is literally and figuratively breathtaking.
Only the last 1.5 km is terrible. Very last part (500 meter) is just not even cycling but clambering with the bike on your neck over rocks
It is a super cool experience that you as a cyclist absolutely must have experienced. You are really on the roof of the world!
The most beautiful climb? Not at all... But in the top 5 of most spectacular experiences on a bicycle!

Het is absoluut een gave klim van 43 km met een heel divers landschap... vanuit de bewoonde wereld, door bossen, langs rotspartijen boven de boomgrens en ineens kom je in een soort van maanlandschap. En het laatste stuk is letterlijk en figuurlijk breathtaking
Alleen de laatste 1,5 km is bagger. Allerlaatste stuk (500 meter) is gewoon niet eens te fietsen maar klauteren met de fiets in je nek over rotsblokken
Het is een supergave ervaring die je als fietser absoluut meegemaakt moet hebben. Daar sta je echt op het dak van de wereld!
De mooiste klim? Absoluut niet... maar wel in de top 5 van meest spectaculaire ervaringen op de fiets!

Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada
Pico Veleta / Alto de la Sierra Nevada

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