Cycling El León Malaga

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El León - Malaga

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5.6 %

Length: 16.3 km

Height start: 35 m

Height top: 940 m

Ascent: 905 m

El León rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 2704 (all)
Ranking Spain: 248 (all)
Ranking Sierra Nevada: 25 (all)
Difficulty score: 77.74 what?

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The El León is situated in Andalucia and belongs to the Sierra Nevada . Starting from Malaga, the El León ascent is 16.3 km long. Over this distance, you climb 905 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.6 %.

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Since 2005, the El León will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Vuelta Espańa 2010 :  Marbella > Málaga on 30/08/2010

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Stories, information and comments from El León climbers
Story by Phil Walker from Birmingham, UK, submitted on 12/08/2007
I did this climb in Sept 07. Its an excellent and challenging ride, the gradient isnt massively steep but its unrelenting. If you find yourself in Malaga its well worth a go. Its not an easy place to find the start of as it starts in the confusing suburbs of Malaga. The A-7000 road has just been resurfaced with a beautifully smooth surface, a pleasure to ride on. The views back down to Malaga are spectacular and the road is virtually traffic free (3 cars passed me in 2 hours). You climb through the Malaga Mountains national park, and its a fabulously peaceful escape from the madness of central Malaga. The roll down from El Leon back to Malaga is one of the best with that road surface. (As a side note I unfortunately didnt have use of my Trek 5200 but did this climb on a 90Euro mountain bike that weighed 21kg. very challenging up and down!)

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