Sierra Nevada, a classic road trip
Sierra Nevada is a ski resort at an elevation of 2.385m (7,824ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Granada, Andalusia, in southeastern Spain. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the road is asphalted. It’s called A-395 and suffers the harsh meteorological conditions of the area every winter. The road does get busier at weekends and in the main holiday season.
The climb has been featured in the Spanish Vuelta race. Starting from Alto de Hazallanas (GR-3200 road), the ascent is 12.0 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 724 meters. The average gradient is 6.03% with sections at 14%, 15% and 17%.