Asentzio (Bergara)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Bergara 547m 403m 7.9 km 5.1% 242 ***






Asentzio - Bergara - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Asentzio is a largely gentle climb in the heart of the Basque Country. It follows a minor road from the town of Bergara, to a junction close to the village of Elgeta. This is the Basque Country's cycling heartland, with legendary ascents such as Arrate, Puerto de Urkiola and Monte Oiz all potential options to incorporate in a circular ride around here.

The scenery is typical of this part of the Basque region; it is largely forested and pleasant, but with no spectacular views. However, the good road surface and lack of traffic make it enjoyable and a better option than the slightly busier GI-2632 between Bergara to Elgeta. The climb is very gentle until the town of Angiozar, where you hit a section at 12%. The gradient then eases off again until the final 2km, which average 8.6%. Asentzio is a climb which is used on the Tour of the Basque Country cycling race.

Asentzio is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition throughout, and there is very little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

This is the only side to climb Asentzio. However, the nearby village of Elgeta can also be reach from a different direction via the Karabieta ascent.





Nearby Climbs


Karabieta

Elosua

Ixua

Azurki

Urkarregi

Gontzegaraigane

Arrate

Puerto de Urkiola

Kurtzeta

Untzella

Santa Eufemia

Kanpazar






Cycling Holidays

Our Basque Country Coast cycling holiday can easily be adapted to be made more challenging and to include Asentzio and other nearby climbs.

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