How far do you want to go gravel riding?

How hard do you want to ride?

We’ve ranked our rides according to the International Mountain Bicycling Assocation’s trail ranking guidelines, which is adapted from the International Trail Marking System used at ski areas worldwide. Gravel riding in Spain can vary greatly depending on region so it’s helpful to at least have some baseline for comparison.
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Boabdil's Last Look

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Distance: 58km/36 mi.

Elevation gain: 796m/2,612 ft

Avg. ride time: 3.25 hours

La Malahá Loop
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Distance: 53 km/33 mi.

Elevation gain: 463 m/1,519 ft

Avg. ride time: 2.75 hours

Güéjar Sierra-Argumosa-Quéntar Loop

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Distance: 30km/19 mi.

Elevation gain: 635 m/2,083 ft

Avg. ride time: 2 hours

Bike Up Europe's Highest Climb

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Distance: 76km/47 mi.

Elevation gain: 2,678m/8,786 ft.

Avg. ride time: 7 hours

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Beas Fast Loop

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Distance: 31 km/19 mi.

Elevation gain: 562 m/1,884 ft

Avg. ride time: 1.75 hours

Camino de Beas Loop

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Distance: 24 km/15 mi.

Elevation gain: 610 m/2,001 ft

Avg. ride time: 2 hours

Rent a gravel bike

We work with Bicicletas la Estación, located at Calle Molinos, #20, in Granada’s city center. In addition to their broad range of rental bikes, the shop’s convenient location gives you easy access to many gravel riding route options. Another reason to rent a bike from Bicicletas la Estación is that English is spoken there. The buttons below link to their website where you can find detailed information about their rental bikes.

Each rental includes helmet and repair kit. Additional items available for rent include GPS units, panniers, handlebar mount for smartphones, and child seats. To request a rental bike, you can fill out the form below and your request will be emailed directly to Bicicletas la Estación.

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