Sierra de Gádor is a mountain range between the Mediterranean Sea and Sierra Nevada, characterized by hilly tracks plenty of switchbacks in steep valleys and reforested areas, reaching the highest point at 2.247m on Morrón de la Lagunilla.

The prominence of Sierra de Gádor makes possible partial views to the impressive Sea of Plastic, the largest concentration of greenhouses in the world and considered one of the few man-made structures visible from space.

La Alpujarra is a historical region with some of the most remote, picturesque and traditional villages in Andalusia. With an average elevation of 1.200 meters, the area is considered one of the hardest part of the route specially due to the steepness of its climbs.

At the village of Capileira starts the South climb to the Veleta Pass (3.212m), the natural mountain pass to the city of Granada. This off-road climb, without technical difficulties beyond the elevation and the mountain weather, includes some small shelters over 3.000m height (La Caldera, Villavientos and La Carihuela), although due to the snowfields the route is only cyclable in summer.