Herrera (Leza)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Leza 1,110m 460m 5.6 km 8.2% 341 ***






Herrera - Leza - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Herrera from Leza is one of the best cycling climbs in the Alava province of the Basque Country. It is quite typical of a Basque climb, with steep gradients over a fairly short distance; however, its summit is one of the highest in the entire region.

The scenery is better on this side, with open views across the Rioja region to the Sierra de la Demanda mountains. On a pleasant day you can clearly see the mountains hosting Valdezcaray and Cruz de la Demanda. Indeed, one or both climbs can be included in a route with Herrera; although if you plan this then you should be prepared for a long and tough day in the saddle!

Herrera is open throughout the year, but is subject to short term closures in the winter following heavy snowfall.


Herrera from Leza - Basque Cycling Climb

The climb offers great views over the Rioja wine region






Roads & Traffic

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




Alternative Routes

Herrera can also be climbed from the north, beginning in Peñacerrada (also known as Urizharra) in the Basque language.





Nearby Climbs


Alto de Rivas

La Aldea

Valdezcaray

Osma

Orduña






Cycling Holidays

Herrera can be climbed as a route extension option on our Rioja Vineyards cycling holiday.

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




Rioja Vineyards
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,240 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

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