El Repetidor de Mijas (also known as Cerro del Moro or The Antennas of Mijas) is one of the best cycling climbs starting from the Costa del Sol. Most of the route is quiet, with a nice road surface. The views on the upper part are sublime, as you look back down towards the Mediterranean.
Making it to the top
The climb itself is challenging, with a reasonable length and a respectable average gradient. Indeed, the final 5km average over 10% – enough to test the strongest of riders, particularly when paired with the fiesty Malaga sun.
You shall not be put off by the gradients! The climb is pretty steady but nothing too extreme, it can be conquered by most keen cyclists. The views, along with a tranquility that is hard to find on the Costa del Sol, make this is a very enjoyable and worth the effort experience.
Roads and traffic
The road is in good condition throughout.
The traffic varies, but is not too much of a problem if you start from Torremuelle. Most of the climb is very quiet – particularly after passing the junction with the AP-7 motorway.
However, the 1km before the motorway junction is a bit busier and more care should be taken here. If you start further along the coast in Benalmádena or Fuengirola, there is more traffic on the earlier part of the climbs as well.
Alternative routes to Mijas
The Repetidor de Mijas o Cerro del Moro is just one road for the final 5km, by far the most mythical part of the climb. Here, you can reach the first section until this point by a variety of roads. For example, the ascent from Torremuelle which is one of the quietest options. Or climbing from Torremolinos, Benalmádena or Fuengirola:
- Mijas Loop + Antennas (Level – Advanced) route on Strava
- The Antennas (Level – Medium) route on Strava
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