The hilltop town Colmenar is easily
included as a shoulder point when cycling some of
the other summit points in the Malaga area,
especially when crossing the Venta la Nades.
But, as the profile shows, you can also make this
the highest point on a loop ride.
WEST: Velez Malaga
02.(03.6km,040m)profile turns onto
sideroad MA3113 in Trapiche
05.(15.4km,150m)going left here goest to
Comares. Profile stays straight
07.(36.8km,700m)TOP: highest point in
08.(56.4km,380m)route turns left onto
09.(68.1km,300m)jct with A3402 near
11.(90.3km,020m)START-END EAST: Malaga
From East. In order to
show an approach, that does not go over a just
slightly higher point before reaching Colmenar,
the profile starts in Velez Malaga and follows
narrow curvy country road. Along the way there is
also an impressive easily missed view of the hilltown Comares
from far below. I just happened to see it, because
I was looking for picnic lunch stop and happened
to pick a sheltered bus stop to get relief from
the merciless April sun.
From Riogordo the map also shows a narrower road
leading into the high side of Colmenar. The
profile follows the more obvious newer main road.
In Colmenar two high hills with narrow streets
wait to be walked up. I suppose somebody might
even ride up there, provided they make tires with
that much traction.
From West. (described
downwards). Again, there are really other scenic
points to be climbed, between here and Malaga. But
in order to get a strictly descending profile, the
route crosses A45 and picks up the road to
Almogia, which is also on my Puerto de El Torcal