This climb of Monte Groba from Oia starts of next to the sea. A sharp turn from the coast road brings you immediately into ramps of 10% plus. This steepness continues until km 2 , where a beautiful view of the ocean can be had. At km 4 , the climb heads into the woods, and a series of three hairpins, followed by a km drag at 8%.
The gradient swiftly flattens, as we cross the sierra de Groba to Torroña. A series of false flats leads to the final push through the last two hairpins to the summit. The view as we crest is spectacular. 50km up the coast. This climb would be featured in our 6 day demanding tour schedule.