Los Pelaos is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.873m (6,145ft) above the sea level, located in the Spanish province of Granada, in the Alpujarra mountains, in the Sierra de Lujar range. The climb is really hard with sections up to 17%. It’s an old, narrow road full of holes.
To reach the summit of Los Pelaos, the ride starts in Los Tablones, a small town in the Orgiva municipality, in the A348 road. After 4 kilometers, there’s a turn on the right side, through the A4131, a road pretty narrow but asphalted, in good conditions but without central marks.
After 8km, there’s a turn on the right side, direction to Repetidores de Lujar, a group of communication towers. After this junction, the road becomes a real challenge, with grass on the road, on really bad asphalt, with big holes, stones and very bumpy. This part has a total absence of traffic and it’s a dirt track more than a road. According to some informations is possible to drive by car on this track, but it’s highly recommended on a MTB. The final part is a narrow road with terrible asphalt and countless holes. Very difficult climb for a normal car. The road surface is very rough, the tarmac (or lack there of) adding even more character to this memorable climb.
At the summit there’s a communication tower. From the summit there are breathtaking 360° views out onto the sea and the Alpujarras. To reach the summit, starting from Los Tablones, the ascent is 20.8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.551 meters. The average percentage is 7.5 %. And starting from Castell de Ferro, the ascent is 31.9km long and the elevation gain is 1.856m. The average percentage is 5.8% but the maximum slope is 17%.