A winding road with steep slopes to Puerto de las Palomas
Puerto de las Palomas is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.190m (3,904ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Cádiz, in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia, in Spain.
Set high in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, the winding road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called CA-9104. The drive features countless curves and hairpin turns. The road is very steep, hitting a 14% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
Tucked away on the southern part of the country, the pass is 15.7 km (9.75 miles) long, running north-south from Zahara de la Sierra to Puerto del Boyar, near Grazalema. Although at summit there is a sign with the altitude (1,357 meters above sea level), this altitude is wrong.
The summit hosts a small parking lot. The road is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters. There are great views from the summit, and there's a nice hiking path to see the northern part of provinces of Cadiz and Málaga as well as the southern part of the Seville one.