Els Cortals d'Encamp

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Encamp 2,087m 967m 13.2 km 7.3% 1,054 *****

Els Cortals d'Encamp Profile

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Climb Description

Els Cortals d'Encamp is one of the most challenging climbs in Andorra, thanks to the consistently steep gradients in the middle kilometres. It was used as a stage finish in the 2015 Vuelta a España, when it was won by Astana's Mikel Landa, who broke away before the final ascent.

As well as being a real challenge, Els Cortals d'Encamp is also one of the most scenic climbs in the region. Particularly so if you avoid the busy and attractive first 3km. There are beautiful views throughout the climb and even the ski station can not spoil the stunning panorama at the top.

Els Cortals d'Encamp is kept open throughout the year to enable access to the ski resort. However, we recommend climbing it between June and October when it is at its most pleasant.

Els Cortals d'Encamp Andorra Cycling Climb

Most of the climb is through open mountain scenery

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in excellent condition throughout.

The first 3km of the climb are on the main road through Andorra which carries a lot of traffic. You can avoid this by starting the ascent in Encamp itself. After turning off the main road at Encamp there is little traffic.

Cortals d'Encamp climb sign

Most climbs in Andorra have kilometre markers like this

Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb to Els Cortals d'Encamp.

Nearby Climbs

Collada de Beixalís

Coll d'Ordino

Port de Cabús


Lac d'Engolasters


Port d'Envalira

Coll de la Gallina

La Rabassa


Cycling Holidays

We currently don't have any cycling holidays in Andorra. However, if you would like to customize an itinerary in the region, please contact us and we would happy to organize a trip for you.

You may also be interested in some of the scheduled tours below, which we are currently running in high mountains.

Port de Pailheres Cycling
French FlagFrance

Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 9 Days
Level: Difficulty Hard
Price: €1,980 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

French FlagFrance

Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,630 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Lagos de Covadonga
Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,490 EUR