Alto del Purche

 Alto del Purche   

El Purche is one of Andalucia’s most iconic cycling climbs. It has been used regularly in both the Vuelta a Espana and the Vuelta a Andalucia professional races, and is characterized by its middle 6km, which average over 9%. The climb is situated in the Sierra Nevada National Park and is part of one of several routes which climb to Pico Veleta. However, El Purche has also become a notable climb in its own right. Its lower altitude allows it to take centre stage in winter races and stage winners here have included Alejandro Valverde and Chris Horner.


Region: Andalucía
City: Monachil

Distance: 9.19 km
Elevation Gain: 704 m
Elevation Loss: 87 m
Difficulty: 730 (Hard)
FIETS Index: 5.37 FIETS
Avg Grade: 7.96 %
Max cat climb: 1
Min elevation: 816 m
Max elevation: 1490 m
Ride Category: Epic Climb

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