Kalbario (Astigarribia)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Astigarribia 225m 183m 3.0 km 6.1% 122 ***






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Climb Description

Kalbario (also known as Calvario) is a short climb in the Basque Country, linking the towns of Mutriku and Astigarribia. It is an alternative route than taking the busier coastal road to Deba. The climb from Astigarribia is more challenging than the average gradient suggests, as the first kilometre is little more than a false flat, before the real challenge starts.

The maximum gradient is 14% and the last 2km rarely drop below 8%, making it a reasonably challenging short ascent. Kalbario is often used on the Tour of the Basque Country cycling race, often during the middle of a stage, and breakaways are frequently formed on the steepest parts of the climb. It is a picturesque climb on this side, with views of forests and rolling farmland.

Kalbario is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout. The road generally carries little traffic, it is used by a few cars as a short cut through to the town of Mutriku.




Alternative Routes

Kalbario can also be climbed from Mutriku .





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Cycling Holidays

Kalbario is one of the route options on our Basque Country Coast and Bilbao to San Sebastian cycling holidays.

In the links below you can find out more about these and other 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