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Biking in Sierra Nevada and the Alpujarras

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This year the Vuelta de España, the famous Tour of Spain 21 days biking event ended one day in Capileira.

Froome and company ascended quickly the last part of the 181km from Jaen to Capileira, whereas we mortal people suffer going up all the way from Orgiva at some 450m elevation to Capileira at some 1500m in only 20km.

Mayka, Chaves, Valverde, Quintana arriving at Alto de Capileira, Vuelta España 2015

But anyway, the Alpujarras is an excellent place for biking, either for roadbikes or mountainbikes.

Prado Grande, septiembre 2015

Last saturday we spotted a group of bikers who came from Granada, went up to the Veleta (3372m) passed the Mulhacen (3492m) and then came down to Capileira to pass Lanjaron to get back to Granada.

Near Prado Grande

We hope you enjoy our photos!

Enjoying the descent

See more photos of the Vuelta de España 28 august 2015
Biking events in the Alpujarras: La Indomable and website of La Indomable (yearly event)

Transnevada: cycle tour around the Sierra Nevada
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