Moncayo - Tarazona (Aragón)
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Roads & TrafficThe road is in very good condition throughout.
There is little traffic on the climb.
Moncayo is a popular cycling climb - set half way between the cities of Zaragoza and Soria. Parts of the climb have been used in the Vuelta a España, notably in the 2014 edition when Nairo Quintana crashed on a time trial along the lower part of Moncayo.
Although it goes into the Moncayo Natural Park, it is not the most picturesque climb. The views are largely obsucred by trees and the best scenery is on the lower part of the climb where you can see the mountains in the distance. Moncayo is a long and very steady climb, with the gradient hovering between 4% and 5% for nearly the whole way.
Moncayo is open as far as the San Martín monastery throughout the year. The upper part of the climb sometimes closes if there is significant snow during the winter, but it also sometimes remains open.