Sierra Nevada

Andalusia is a well known area in the south of Spain. Major cities such as Seville and Málaga are located here. The area is full of culture, sun and terraces brimming with tourists. The Sierra Nevada is located here too, and it is a well-known region for altitude training. It has a road that runs just below the top of the famous Pico Veleta (the third-highest mountain in Spain) and here you can cycle up to 3,400 meters above sea level. Which is really high! Unless you are on the top in the C.A.R. (centre for altitude training), you will still have to descend the 41-kilometre-long road to the valley. This is a great reward after your effort. The length of the climb makes it a huge challenge, though, and at such heights the oxygen content in the air is also much lower. So be careful and know what you’re getting yourself into…

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