Herrera (Peñacerrada)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Peñacerrada 1,110m 349m 7.3 km 4.8% 144 ***






Herrera - Peñacerrada - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Herrera 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 climb from Peñacerrada (also known as Urizharra in the Basque language) is the least scenic of the two sides, as much of the upper part of the ascent is in forest. However, it is still pleasant and the lower slopes offer sweeping views of a vibrant green Basque valley. Herrera from this side can be included in a nice circular route with the climb to nearby La Aldea.

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


Herrera from Peñacerrada - Basque Cycling Climb

The climb to Herrera takes you into 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 south, beginning in Leza.





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