La Aldea (Bilar)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
El Campillar 1,000m 610m 18.0 km 3.4% 178 ****






La Aldea - Bilar - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

La Aldea is a really pleasant climb situated near to the border of the Navarra and Alava provinces. The climb via Bilar is one of many different routes that you can take from the south - with all the different options starting from near to the River Ebro. All of them have similar characteristics, with gentle gradients and very pleasant scenery.

This is the heart of the Rioja-Alavesa region - one of the most famous wine producing areas in the world, and much of the scenery is dominated by vineyards. However, the eastern edge of the Cantabrian Mountains also provide a dramatic backdrop to the north.

The summit of La Aldea is actually in the Navarra region, but as the vast majority of the ascent is in the Alava part of the Basque Country, it is classified as being there.

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


La Aldea from Bilar - Basque Cycling Climb

The top of the climb is in the region of Navarra






Roads & Traffic

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


La Aldea from Bilar - Basque Cycling Climb

The road surface is excellent for riding






Alternative Routes

La Aldea can also be climbed from the north, beginning in Bernedo.





Nearby Climbs


Alto de Rivas

Herrera

Peña Hincada

Puerto de Piqueras

Valdezcaray






Cycling Holidays

La Aldea 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