Kalbario (Mutriku)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Mutriku 225m 174m 2.3 km 7.6% 105 ***






Kalbario - Mutriku - Cycling Profile

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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 Mutriku features very inconsistent gradients which can make it deceptively challenging.

The real test comes in the last 500m, where the average gradient is around 10%. The pass is actually reached after 2.1km, with the final 200m of false flat only applicable if you continue to the Kalbario restaurant. 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.




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 Astigarribia.





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Ixua

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Arrate

Karabieta

Elosua

Urkarregi






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