Mendeika (Izoria)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Izoria 488m 218m 5.0 km 4.4% 148 ****






Mendeika - Izoria - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Mendeika is a short and pleasant climb, situated near the border between the regions of Alava and Burgos. The climb from Izoria is largely gentle, but with several spikes above 10% gradient which can test the legs. The climb has been used in the Tour of the Basque Country, sometimes as a short test before tackling the more challenging Puerto de Orduña.

The climb is very picturesque, with stunning views across to the rock face of Monte Santiago (the mountain which is home to the Puerto de Orduña). On a clear day, the vibrant shades of green that are so typical of the region, really make for some vivid and striking scenery.

Mendeika is open throughout the year.


Mendeika from Izoria - Basque Cycling Climb

Mendeika is a very quiet and picturesque little climb






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition and there is virtually no traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

Mendeika can also be climbed to from Orduña.





Nearby Climbs


Puerto de Orduña

Osma

Puerto de Urkiola

Garrastatxu

Puerto de la Sía






Cycling Holidays

We don't currently run any tours that include the climb to Mendeika. If you would be interested in customizing an itinerary to this region, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss the options.

You may also be interested in the links below to some of the holidays that we run nearby.




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