MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CIRCUIT
Elevation gain: 3,508m
Max elevation: 17.2%
14.1km, 597 elevation gain, 4% average gradient
7.7km, 382m, 5.1%
6.9km, 411m, 6.2%
5.5km, 245m, 3.1%
11.3km, 586m, 3.7%
4.1km, 152m, 4.4%
Feel like getting high? This ride takes you there. It goes out past Mojacar Pueblo and through the country and then climbs the Sierra de Bedar and across the high valley to the village of Uleila del Campo.
From there it ascends into the Sierra Los Filabres towards Benizalon and when you're nearly there the road seems so high it feels like you've reached the top of the sky.
This high Sierra is the majestic mountain range which forms the backbone of Almeria.
The route then does a circuit round several of the villages up here. They may be small but the views can be huge. From some points the vistas out across the plains and down to the coast are tremendous.
You then descend back to Uleila del Campo, re-trace your steps for a few kilometers and then head for the little village of El Pocico. From there it's across country through lovely scenery and then along small roads to come out by Garrucha and back to the hotel.
Note: Any person following this route does so at their own risk. Doing so is deemed acceptance of this condition.
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