Sierra Nevada Límite

An ascent of over 6000m in just one weekend

The story of an event at over 3000m above sea level

The Beginning

Sierra Nevada Límite – limit, in English – started out in 2003 as a MTB marathon seeking to push cycling enthusiasts to their ‘limit’.


And this is exactly what we did. The 100km route passed through the “slopes of the Sierra Nevada” with nearly 3000 metres of ascent gradient, taking in the stunning landscapes of the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada National Park. Although only 200 cyclists participated in Límite’s first edition, word travelled fast and in following years the event quickly filled its 1000 places.


However, the condition of the trails used for the event and certain restrictions within the National Park provoked a case of “death by success” in 2008, and Sierra Nevada Límite was reborn as a road race.

A New Addition

That same year, Pepe López Chirosa and Cayetano Labella of the Pinos Genil Cycling Club decided to pass us the baton for the organisation of the Cycling Ascent of the Veleta.

Starting from Scratch

In 2009 we decided to start over from scratch. We’ve never lost our motivation to offer cyclists the opportunity to get to know the wonders and contrasts of Granada and the Sierra Nevada.


And again, this is exactly what we achieved. By combining two events in one single weekend we were once again able to take cycling enthusiasts to “the limit”.

Sierra Nevada Límite

Sierra Nevada Límite forms part of the Union Cycliste Internationale’s (UCI) International Circuit. Our aim is to offer you a unique experience of the highest quality in a route combining both history and the high mountains.

The Cycling Ascent of the Veleta

The Cycling Ascent of the Veleta has already celebrated over 25 editions. Offering you a challenge alongside your group or club-mates, the route takes in the highest road in Europe, reaching an altitude of almost 3200 metres.  

A weekend ascent of over 6000m

An undeniable challenge, you can choose to participate in either one or both days, racking up more than 6000 metres of ascent gradient in just one weekend.


To help you rise to the challenge, you’ll have the comprehensive support of a team dedicated to encouraging you, to suppling you with food and drink and above all, to your safety, allowing you to focus solely on the joy of pedaling through the magnificent landscapes of Granada and the Sierra Nevada.

Do you dare to take on the challenge?

Oscar Aguado Guerrero
Oscar Aguado GuerreroFacebook Mamut Sierra Nevada
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“One of those events that at the start of every year you’ll put in your diary. 10/10 for organisation, the incredible volunteers, the soldiers. A spectacular route and an unbeatable service, I’d 100% recommend it.”
Rafael Vizcaino Navarro
Rafael Vizcaino NavarroFacebook Mamut Sierra Nevada
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“I can only say after 15 consecutive years of climbing the Veleta, every time for me is like the first. I encourage anyone who’s never done it to take part: a fantastic experience, excellent organisation and an unforgettable day…”
Francisco José Martín Alba
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“A company that takes sporting event organisation seriously – the two events I’ve done with them “Sierra Nevada Limite” and “Snow Running”, both highly challenging, one for the distance, participants, difficulty… the other for the time, cold and difficulty involved in running on snow… but they have a host of professionals and volunteers who make you feel safe, cared for and valued, with varied and very organised provisions. I’ll be taking part again without a doubt, as long as I’m able. 10/10.”