Baños de Benasque (Aragon)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Benasque 1,750m 842m 13.3 km 6.3% 397 ****

Baños de Benasque Profile

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Climb Description

Baños de Benasque is one of the most beautiful climbs in the Spanish Pyrenees. It heads in to the Maladeta Natural Park a beautiful zone close to the border with France. This area is home to the two highest peaks in the Pyrenees - Aneto and Maladeta - and there are fantastic views of the high mountains throughout much of this climb.

The climb runs parallel to the Ésera River for much of the route, and the gradients are generally gentle - although there is a short stretch at 14%. This is a climb which is certainly worth doing if you are in the area. The area at the top is also the start of many popular hikes into the high mountains.

Baños de Benasque is open from May to early November. The rest of the year it depends on local weather conditions, but it is often rideable by road bike.

Baños de Benasque - Aragon Cycling Climb

The top of the climb faces Aneto and Maladeta - the highest peaks in the Pyrenees

Roads & Traffic

The road is in very good condition.

There is generally little traffic on the climb, but it can get quite busy in the height of summer.

Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb to Baños de Benasque (by road).

Nearby Climbs



Col du Portillon

La Bonaigua


Cycling Holidays

We currently don't have any cycling holidays in this part of the Spanish Pyrenees. 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 tours below, which we currently run 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

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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