Velez Loop

This routes represents the usual training loop for many of the local cyclist. It starts with a long but gentle assumption to the “Tunel de la Gorgoracha”. It then goes down to Velez Benaudalla which is a one of those Andalusian traditional White villages.


​You will then cross the river Guadalfeo to get back on a flat and rolling road that will bring you all the way to the beach before to head back to Motril’s town centre.

Anecdotes: When coming from the north and when it was the main entrance point to Motril, it was usage to say “Africa starts at the Gorgoracha Tunel”.

Distance: 41.3 km

Maximum Elevation: 342 m

Total climb: 419 m

Water stop: Fountain in Velez next to Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Rosario

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