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Today’s route takes us through the hills of Axarquia and to some typical white villages of the area.
The BluCee Cyclist started in Rincon de La Victoria with a climb to the village of Moclinejo. This area is known for growing grapes on low vines on the hillsides, which are collected and dried by hand. The Ruta de las Pasas is a local tourist trail that celebrates this traditional craft. From Moclinejo, the route passes Almachar and El Borge before climbing again to reach the “Puerto de Cutar”. After a short stop to take in the view back towards the sea and across to the hilltop village of Comares, they descended to the valley floor at Benamargosa. The road sweeps down through twisting bends and allowed them to recuperate after the first climb. Through Benamargosa, following the river bed to Triana and Trapiche pausing only to head back towards the hills and Benamocarra where you can stop for refreshments in the town square. There are bars, cafes, a village shop, and a fountain to fill the water bottles ready for the last climb ahead to Iznate.
This climb is known locally as the Bacalao, reaching the summit at the Venta La Loma before another long descent back to the sea via Cajiz. The return towards Málaga on the N340 passes through Benajarafe and Chilches on the coast before returning to Rincon de la Victoria. This route measures approximately 68 kms and 1300m of climbing.

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