Altitude Profile (3,076 ft to 5,870 ft)
This is the perfect Alpujarra round trip for everyone with a little more time then just the usual "Three Pueblos" trip in the Poqueira Valley, namely the "Cebadilla" route in Capileira. Instead of "only" walking alongside the Poqueira River this trip will first bring you to Rio Chico River - both of these Valles high up there in top "must-see" list of the Sierra Nevada area.
We started by MTB in Pampaneira, which is easyer to reach by car and then you have the uphill in the beginning. The first part of the uphill right behind Pampaneira is absolutely NOT suitable for MTB, its a rocky hiking path where you have to carry your bike for nearly one hour! That's why we decided to take a shortcut on pists after that one hour like shown at http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=zgkunmhugezttdgc.After most of the climbing nice easy singletrail along Acequia Del Almiar. After that, singletrail-downhill with difficulty STS-2. Short sections STS-3 (for STS see http://goo.gl/nVvrQW). Continue on a pist, singletrails and very steep concrete-street downhill to Sorportujar, where you can have a coffee or ice-cream. From Sorportujar back to Pampaneira singletrails of difficulty STS-1 to STS-2. We were tired and took a pist down to the road, which brought us to a closed gate where we had to climb over. So better stay on the trail.The original track data here reveals a duration of 2,5 hours. Well - it took us 6,75 hours! We made it slowly and had two breaks and one breakdown - sure you can be faster. But to do it 2,5 hours you must be some kind of bike-professional!Variation with shortcut can be found here: http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=zgkunmhugezttdgc
Posted 6/8/15 2:20 PM
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