Coll de la Gallina (via Fontaneda)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
St Julià de Lòria 1,910m 1,019m 12.0 km 8.5% 1,497 ****

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Climb Description

Coll de la Gallina is the toughest climb in Andorra, with its steep gradients posing challenges for cyclists of all levels. This side was only recently fully paved, in order to host a stage of the 2015 Vuelta a Espña - widely regarded as one of 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.

In terms of scenery La Gallina is really pleasant from this side, although not quite as spectacular as some of the other routes further north in Andorra. Parts of the climb are in forest, but there are also a few open views, particularly once you have passed the turn to Fontaneda.

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

This side of La Gallina was only recently paved

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 Bixessarri, 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