Azurki (Azkoitia)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Azkoitia 675m 548m 7.5 km 7.3% 508 ***






Azurki - Azkoitia - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Azurki is a nice climb along narrow country lanes, directly to the west of the Pagoeta Natural Park. The climb from Azkoitia is largely pleasant, although most of the ascent is in forests and so there are few spectacular views. The scenery opens up more after reaching the pass at Azkarate and joining the narrow road leading to Azurki.

A place of interest near to the start of the climb is the town of Loyola. This was the home town of Ingatius of Loyola. He founded the Jesuits - a powerful counter-reformation movement in Renaissance Europe. The town today is dominated by a large church complex that was built in honour of the martyred St Ignatius.

Azurki is open throughout the year.


Azurki from Azkoitia - Basque Cycling Climb

Turn right at Azkarate to continue to the top of the climb






Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition for much of the climb. However, there is a significant stretch, between 3km and 5km where the surface is made from corrugated concrete. This is challenging to climb and is quite bumpy on a road bike.

The first kilometre is on quite a busy road; after turning off that, there is very little traffic for the rest of the climb.




Alternative Routes

Azurki can also be climbed from Zestoa and Elgoibar.





Nearby Climbs


Karabieta

Urkarregi

Itziar

Arrate

Elosua

Ixua

Asentzio

Gontzegaraigane

Puerto de Urkiola

Santa Eufemia






Cycling Holidays

Azurki can be climbed as an optional route extension on our Bilbao to San Sebastian and Basque Country Coast cycling holidays.

In the links below you can find out more about these 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