Ixua (Etxebarria)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Etxebarria 545m 440m 8.9 km 4.9% 240 ***






Ixua - Etxebarria - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Ixua is one of the longer climbs in this part of the Baque Country; although the first 3km until the village of Barinaga are little more than a false flat. The climb is regularly used in the Tour of the Basque Country cycling race; indeed, Ixua shares a mountain with the more famous Arrate.

The climb is largely forested, but it is a quiet road and a really pleasant climb. It is best combined with some of the many other great climbs in the area to make a challenging longer ride. Ixua is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

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




Alternative Routes

The southern side of Ixua, from Eibar, is basically the same climb as Arrate for the majority of the route, turning left to Ixua just as the flatter part begins!





Nearby Climbs


Arrate

Karabieta

Asentzio

Elosua

Urkarregi

Azurki

Gontzegaraigane

Puerto de Urkiola

Kurtzeta

Untzella

Santa Eufemia

Kanpazar

Monte Oiz






Cycling Holidays

Our Basque Country Coast cycling holiday can easily be adapted to be made more challenging and to include Ixua, as well as 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