Arrate (Azitain)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Azitain 583m 481m 5.0 km 9.6% 721 **






Arrate - Azitain - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Arrate from Eibar is one of the most iconic cycling climb in the Basque Country. However, this is due to the classic ascent from Eibar. The climb from Azitain is short and steep, beginning in an industrial zone before quickly ascending into thick forest.

It is a very quiet and tranquil climb, but it lacks the cycling history and views of the climb from Eibar. The poor road surface towards the top of the climb accentuates the challenging gradients and makes this a very tough climb in places. This side has been used a couple of times in recent editions of the Tour of the Basque Country race; once notably as a time trial. However, the race generally still prefers the main way up from Eibar.

Arrate is open throughout the year.


Arrate from Azitain - Basque Cycling Climb

There are good views from the top, but not so much on the climb itself






Roads & Traffic

The road is in generally in good condition for the first half. The second half is mixed, with some reasonable asphalted sections and some sections of rough concrete.

There is little traffic throughout the climb.




Alternative Routes

Arrate can also be climbed from Eibar. This is the classic and side and the one that we recommend.

It can also be reached from the north, via the pass at Ixua.





Nearby Climbs


Ixua

Karabieta

Asentzio

Elosua

Urkarregi

Gontzegaraigane

Puerto de Urkiola

Kurtzeta

Santa Eufemia

Kanpazar

Monte Oiz






Cycling Holidays

Arrate can be climbed as an optional route extension on our Basque Country Coast cycling holiday.

In the links below you can find out more about this and other similar tours that we run in the region.




Monte Igeldo - San Sebastian
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,290 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Basque Coast Beach
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,540 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Rioja Vineyards
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,390 EUR
*Bike Hire Included