Kalbario - Astigarribia (Basque Country)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Astigarribia 225 183 3 6.1 122 ***

Kalbario from Astigarribia Cycling Profile
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Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout. The road generally carries little traffic, although it is not completely empty.

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 reasonably picturesque climb, although forest generally obscures views of the coast.

Kalbario is open throughout the year.

Other sides

Kalbario can also be climbed from Mutriku .

Nearby Climbs

Santa Eufemia
Monte Oiz


Kalbario can be descended on this side as route option on our Bilbao to San Sebastian and Basque Coast cycling holidays.