The inhumane climb to Cerro del Moro
Cerro del Moro is a mountain peak at an elevation of 914m (2,998ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Málaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, on the South-Eastern coast of Spain.
The winding road to the summit, locally known as Repetidor de Mijas, is paved and narrow. It has been recently repaired so it’s in very good condition. Trucks are forbidden. At the summit there are several communication towers. The views at the summit down towards the Mediterranean are stunning. Most of the route is quiet. If you are lucky you will come across some mountain goats.
Set high in Sierra de D. Pedro mountain range, the road is very steep. Starting at Mijas (at 427m above the sea level) the road is 5.3 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 487 meters and the average gradient is 9,18%, with sections up to 18%. The road is open throughout the year.