Contestant competing in Subida al Pico Veleta ©
Contestant competing in Subida al Pico Veleta ©

Subida al Pico Veleta

Subida al Pico Veleta (the Climb to Pico Veleta) is a 50km endurance race in the Sierra Nevada mountain range including a cumulative altitude gain of 2,705m to the top of the fourth highest peak in Spain.

Subido al pico Veleta 2024

This year's edition of Subida al Pico Veleta, the 38th in the event's history, is set to take place on 4th August 2024, with both the competition for individuals and relay pairs on the full course starting at 07:00 hrs and the mini climb of 11km set to begin at 10:00hrs. The initial registration period for the event closes on 1st June 2024, bringing an end to the offer of a reduced registration fee. For more information visit

Further information

The Subida al Pico Veleta event in its entirety offers a variety of competitions to open up taking part to people of all running abilities and profiles. The main event is the 50km endurance race to the summit of Pico Veleta. Alternatively, contestants can complete the same course by pairing up with a partner in a relay format of the race. Also, there is a competition with a shorter route of 11km known as the mini climb. 

Full course 50km route: Starting at the Templete del Paseo del Salón, heading towards Sierra Nevada along Avenida Carretera de la Sierra passing through the municipalities of Cenes de la Vega, Pinos Genil, Ctra. S. Nevada.

Mini climb 11km route: Beginning from the Hoya de la Mora barrier, contestants will run through the Sierra Nevada Natural Park to the outskirts of Pico Veleta, overcoming 870 metres of elevation gain.

For more information visit

For information about other endurance events in Andalucia visit - Endurance Running and Biking.