Stage 1. Granada- Almuñecar- Granada. 160 kms/ 2431 mts of climbing
First part of the ride we will descend to the coast from Granada. A short climb to Suspiro del Moro pass, where according to the legend, Boabdil last moorish king started to cry after leaving Granada for good, and in the approach to the sea we will ride through Lecrín Valley, where lemmon and orange orchards tell us we are close to the sea. A spectacular gorge carved by the Guadalfeo River will lead us to the magnificent view of Salobreña. 15 kms riding along the coast with sea view will take us to Almuñecar. Heading north, we will be riding into the unique valley where avocados, mangos, chirimoyas, etc, grow. Get ready for the climb in the famous La Cabra Road!
La Cabra, 24 kms climb and a road where every turn is delightful. Time to enjoy. An old road that now is only used by cyclists and few rental cars with tourists. We finish the day with a descent into Granada enjoying views of the snowcapped mountains of Sierra Nevada.
Lodging: Hotel Hesperia Granada ****
Map of the route