Valencia & Alicante Cycling Climbs

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Climb Town Altitude (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Xorret de Catí Castalla 1097 4 10.9 790 ***
La Carrasqueta Xixona 1022 12.8 4.6 303 ***
El Garbí Segart 599 9.2 5.5 740 ****
Port de Tudons Finestrat 1281 22.4 5.7 795 ****
Coll de Rates Parcent 672 6.7 5.1 260 ****
Aitana Port de Tudons 1558 6.6 8.1 594 ****
Almedijar Almedíjar 793 9 5 350 ***
Almedijar Tales 793 15.4 3.6 268 ***
Chirivilla Altura 712 7.9 4.2 254 ****
Chirivilla Olocau 712 19 2.7 210 ***
Chirivilla Segorbe 712 9.4 4.1 262 ***
Cumbre del Sol Alcasar 422 3.2 11.9 754 ****
Cumbre del Sol Benitachell 422 6.3 6 420 ****
Desierto de las Palmas Benicassim 420 7.8 5.1 340 ***
Eslida Nules (CV-10) 944 19.7 4.3 720 ***
Eslida Azuébar 944 15.3 4.4 640 ****
El Garbí Estivella 598 5.4 9 638 ****
El Garbí Náquera 598 12.5 3.4 234 ***
El Garbí Tochar 598 9.9 3.9 224 ***
La Carrasqueta Alcoy 1022 13.4 3.3 190 ***
Montmayor Altura 952 16.4 3.9 428 ****
Port de Tudons Alcoleja 1020 5 5.9 268 ***
Port de Tudons Penàguila 1020 8.3 4.3 255 ****
Radar de Cullera Cullera 230 3.1 7.4 340 ****
Tarbena Bolulla 587 7.1 5.5 230 ****
Xorret de Catí Petrer 1097 13.4 4.7 497 ***
La Llacuna Orxa 685 8.1 5.1 405 **
La Llacuna Villalonga 686 9.7 6.2 595 ***
Puerto de Ebo Pego 575 8.6 5.4 292 ****
Puerto de Ebo Vall de Ebo 575 3.4 4.7 118 ***
Alto de Tollos Beniaia 825 4.2 5.7 444 ***
La Garga Sagra 766 10.8 6.1 520 ****
Benimantell Polop 677 8.3 5.4 501 **
Font de l'Arbre Beniarda 1198 15.4 5.2 1142 ****
Puerto de Confrides Benilloba 973 10.7 4.4 248 ****
Alto de Teix Relleu 890 8.4 5.8 644 ***
Alto de Teix Torremanzanas 890 2.7 4.9 194 ***
Font Roja Alcoy 1061 8.8 4.9 319 ***
Guixop Tibi 1195 5.5 10.3 749 ***
Alto de Beneixama Beneixama 987 9.2 4.3 299 **
Alto de Beneixama Fontanars dels Alforins 987 6.0 5.8 331 ***
Mirador del Xap Benialí 629 3.4 9.7 511 ***
Miserat Adsubia 780 6.1 10.8 1109 ***
Miserat Pego 780 8.1 8.5 960 ***
Miserat Vall de Ebo 780 6.2 6.0 388 ***
Murito de Alpatró Alpatró 598 2.3 8.6 365 ***
Port de Benifallim Benilloba 1009 11.4 4.3 264 ****
Port de Benifallim Xixona 1009 15.2 3.6 244 ***
Puerto de Onil Banyares de Mariola 1018 8.0 3.5 185 ***
Puerto de Onil Onil 1018 6.8 4.9 207 ***
Reconco Biar 1210 7.9 6.6 423 ***
Vall de la Gallinera Pego 636 24.6 2.3 154 ***


Mountains

The Valencia community is home to several mountain ranges; none are especially high, but all offer a good range of cycling climbs.

The Alicante region in the south offers the widest choice of climbs and is a popular destination for professional cyclists in the winter. In the centre of the region, the Sierra Calderona and Sierra Espalda Natural Parks offer a nice range of medium length climbs. To the north, the Castellon region is also home to some pleasant climbs in the rather isoalted Maestrazgo mountains.

Scenery

The scenery is very picturesque throughout the region; particularly in the south where you often get views of both towering mountains and the stunning Costa Blanca.

Roads

Road quality is superb throughout the region; with even seemingly minor roads surfaced to a very high standard.

Most climbs have little traffic on them. The volume increases the closer that you get to the coast, but for most climbs it is not an issue.

Getting There

The Valencia region is one of the most accessible in Spain. There are many international flights to both Alicante and Valencia airports, and the region is well connected by train to the whole of spain.

Weather

The Valencia region has excellent weather for cycling throughout the year. All climbs are normally open throughout the year and there is very little rainfall in all areas of the community for most of the year.

Tours

Our Castles of the Levant cycling holiday around the province of Alicante has two route options. One follows a more rolling tour, while the other climbs some of the higher mountains in the region, including Xorret de Cati, La Carrasqueta and Port de Tudons.

We also run a week long holiday centered around Valencia in the Calderona and Espalda Natural Parks. The normal itinerary has little climbing, but we would be happy to include some of the better climbs in the area if you would like to tailor the tour to make it more challenging.

Finally, our unique guided tour tackling the great climbs of the Vuelta a España also includes several climbs from the northern part of the region.

If you would be interested in organizing a bespoke cycling holiday in Valencia, please Contact Us