Coll de la Gallina (via Bixessarri)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
St Julià de Lòria 1,910m 975m 11.8 km 8.3% 1,370 ****

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Climb Description

Coll de la Gallina is probably the toughest climb in Andorra, with its steep gradients posing challenges for cyclists of all levels. The pass was only fully paved relatively recently in order to host a stage of the 2015 Vuelta a Espña; one which was widely regarded as being among the hardest grand tour stages of the last thirty years. Astana's Mikel Landa was victorious on that day - racing to victory on the last climb of the day to Els Cortals d'Encamp. However, it was La Gallina which broke the legs of the majority of the contenders.

This side is the slightly more picturesque side and also the more fun to ride (climbing or descending), because of the high number of tight switchbacks. The top is a slight anti-climax with no really spectacular views, but that is more than made up for by the scenery on the lower slopes.

La Gallina is open from April to November and often longer depending on the weather through the winter.

Coll de la Gallina Andorra Cycling Climb

La Gallina is pleasant but not spectacular in terms of scenery

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in excellent condition and there is very little traffic on the climb.

Alternative Routes

La Gallina can also be climbed via Fontaneda, a route which also begins in St Julià de Lòria.

Nearby Climbs

La Rabassa



Collada de Beixalís

Coll d'Ordino

Port de Cabús


Els Cortals d'Encamp

Port d'Envalira

Llac d'Engolasters

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