Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Puebla de Valverde 1,850m 740m 22.2 km 3.3% 342 ***

Javalambre Cycling Climb Profile

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Climb Description

Javalambre is a very similar climb to its near neighbour Valdelinares. Both are characterized by a long and gentle ascent to a ski resort, but also by the barren scenery which affords little in the way of picturesque scenery. Indeed, the vast car park at the top of the climb to Javalambre is something of a monstrosity.

Nevertheless, a climb of this altitude with a good road surface will always have some appeal to road cyclists. If you do find yourself in the area, it is certainly worth climbing - particularly when it is at its most tranquil outside of the busy winter season.

Javalambre is open throughout the year. Short term closures are possible in winter, but the road is generally cleared very quickly to allow access to the ski resort.

Roads & Traffic

The road is in very good condition throughout.

There is very little traffic on the climb during most of the year. In winter - particularly on weekends - the route can be busy with cars driving up to the ski resort; it is noticeably quieter during the rest of the year.

Alternative Routes

Javalambre can be climbed from several sides - notably an even longer ascent from Valacloche. However, all the ways up are similar in terms of scenery and difficulty.

Nearby Climbs




Cycling Holidays

Our Valencia & Aragon guided and Self-Guided cycling holidays both pass through this region.

These are leisurely tours with a focus on experienceing the history, culture and gastronomy of the area. However, the routes can be extended to include Javalambre and other climbs in the area, if you would like more of a challenge!

You can find more details about these and some of our other tours below.

Historic Center - Segorbe
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,440 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Navajas Reservoir
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,330 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

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